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Fri. 8:53 a.m.: US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that's all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4 percent from a 50-year low of 3.5 percent. The ...

Fri. 8:44 a.m.: Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial

WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers today in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weekend for health workers and others who died in ...

Latest worldwide virus headlines — U.S says the checks are on the way

The latest stories worldwide on the coronavirus pandemic include: — Trudeau warns U.S. not to block 3M from sending respirators to Canada. — Family unable to attend 13-year-old British boy's funeral. — U.S. military has flown 3.5 million swabs test for coronavirus from Italy to ...

Economic fallout mounts along with competition for gear

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage piles ...

DeWine extends stay-at-home order

Gov. Mike DeWine today extended the stay-at-home order for the state through May 1 and said it could last longer. On March 22, DeWine ordered the closing of nonessential businesses and for the public to stay at home, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 23, through next Monday with exemptions. DeWine ...

Democrats delay nominating convention until week of Aug. 17

The Democratic National Committee is delaying its presidential nominating convention until the week of Aug. 17 after prospective nominee Joe Biden said he didn't think it would be possible to hold it in mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic. Convention CEO Joe Solmonese confirmed the ...