WASHINGTON (AP) — The Coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world, business is booming.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California judicial leaders on Monday adopted a statewide emergency order suspending evictions to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis that has crippled the court system.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will seek an additional $250 billion to support a program designed to help small businesses keep workers employed through the Coronavirus outbreak, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of Spirit AeroSystems employees in Wichita and other locations are being furloughed for three weeks without pay amid an outbreak of a novel Coronavirus that has paralyzed air travel around the globe.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said in a brief announcement that it would support the government’s $349 billion small business lending program, which had a rocky start Friday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment’s chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third leader of the theme park company to depart in just over two years, according to a company filing released Monday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The seafood industry has been upended by the spread of the Coronavirus, which has halted sales in restaurants and sent fishermen and dealers scrambling for new markets.
NEW YORK — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state’s savings as oil revenue dries up.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor’s offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize Coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.
Honolulu (AP) — Hawaii’s largest milk processor is expected to continue operating after its pending purchase by a California real estate investment firm.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers.
WILLOW CITY, N.D. (AP) — A small-town North Dakota bar owner who was cited five times in four days for violating Gov. Doug Burgum’s order to close downplayed risks from the Coronavirus and said he prefers “a dangerous freedom to a peaceful slavery.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grim snapshot of the U.S. job market’s sudden collapse emerged Friday with a report that employers shed hundreds of thousands of jobs last month because of the viral outbreak that’s brought the economy to a near-standstill.
WASHINGTON — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to an agreement not to compete in the U.S. vaping market.
WASHINGTON — When you’re in a financial crisis, it’s hard to think clearly. You need cash fast, and this pressure to find money gets in the way of considering the long-term consequences of your decisions.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
TOKYO — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. called off its offering of up to $3 billion worth of shares in office-space rental venture WeWork, though it remains committed to its $5 billion bailout of the financially troubled company.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.3% in February with housing and nonresidential construction both showing weakness even before the Coronavirus struck with force in the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the Coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can’t predict when it will end.
Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s government announced Tuesday it will inject equity into Emirates airlines as the Middle East’s largest carrier grounds nearly all of its flights due to Coronavirus restrictions on travel.
NEW YORK — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new Coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s says it will temporarily stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic.
DETROIT — Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current Coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The North American International Auto Show said that it will cancel its Detroit show because of the Coronavirus pandemic and the center where it is held will likely be repurposed into a hospital.
LOS ANGELES — As many as 30,000 California restaurants could close permanently because of Coronavirus restrictions that have shuttered dining rooms and led to widespread layoffs, the industry warned Friday, while urging the state to delay tax payments and planned minimum-wage increases to he…
SACRAMENTO — Salvador Calzadillas isn’t worried about catching the Coronavirus when he’s picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting to the groves each day puts him and his wife, also a farmworker, at risk, and there’s nothing they can do …
The Coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what’s “essential” and what things we really can’t do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 4.3% in February, compared to the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported today, although the numbers predate the massive shutdowns that have occurred since due to …
The Coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks.
CINCINNATI — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the Coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto tried something Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta would have considered sacrilege in normal times.
Shares of cruise lines have taken on more water after the industry’s major players were shut out from government assistance as part of the major economic-recovery bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending by a modest amount in February but the expectation is that spending will be hit hard in coming months reflecting the shutdown of the American economy by the Coronavirus.
RIO RANCHO, N.M — The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and the fate of the summer art market season is uncertain.