Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.90. Adding to the damage was the B

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Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

  • By AAMER MADHANI, ZEKE MILLER and ALAN FRAM

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own. Trump said Wednesday he wants to give governors’ &

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

  • JEFFREY COLLINS

It’s the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent’s due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

  • By JAY REEVES

CARROLLTON, Ala.  — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it one o

Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

  • By AAMER MADHANI, KEVIN FREKING and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are ma

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New Mexico suspends home evictions, offers business loans

New Mexico suspends home evictions, offers business loans

  • AP News

The state Supreme Court halted all housing evictions for failure to pay rent on Tuesday as health authorities began enforcing an order for people to stay home with few exceptions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed infections for COVID-

Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Australia cancels track championships for 2020

  • AP

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic.

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

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Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty Prudenti, whose nights

Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

  • FRANK BAJAK

With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain. If you’ve had a business videocon

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES  — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women’s players led to the resignation of U.S. Soccer Federation president Ca

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-designated h

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the 

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Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.90. Adding to the damage was the B

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisis

 The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ______ SEAWORLD FURLOUGHS: SeaWorld Entertainment is furloughing 90% of its worker

Businesses risk being sued amid virus, Mississippi gov says

Businesses risk being sued amid virus, Mississippi gov says

JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing many businesses to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he repeated Friday that some should voluntarily change the way they operate. The Republican added a new twist

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Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pu

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

It’s the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent’s due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the e

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close

CARROLLTON, Ala.  — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it one of the latest in a string of ne

Businesses risk being sued amid virus, Mississippi gov says

Businesses risk being sued amid virus, Mississippi gov says

JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing many businesses to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he repeated Friday that some should voluntarily change the way they operate. The Republican added a new twist

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

WASHINGTON  — Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval. — Loans and guarantees to businesses, state and local g

New unemployment claims post steep growth in Utah

New unemployment claims post steep growth in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY  — Nearly 20,000 new people applied for unemployment in Utah last week, an explosive increase that’s in line with national data released Thursday amid widespread business closures related to the new coronavirus. The food preparation and services industry took the biggest hit,