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Global shares track Wall Street gains, shrug off jobs fears


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 05:30:48 -0400

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Shares have risen in Europe and Asia after a 3.4% overnight rally on Wall Street

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Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:29:33 -0400

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Dubai’s two major alcohol distributors have partnered to offer home delivery of beer, spirits and wine as the new coronavirus now threatens a crucial source of tax and general revenue for the rulers of this Islamic city-state

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Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:28:56 -0400

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Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs

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Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:37:21 -0400

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Australian police wearing protective gear have boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members after the vessel was linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths

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Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:31:51 -0400

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Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns

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Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:26:29 -0400

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The steep drop in air travel is passing a milestone

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Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:09:06 -0400

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Would-be home sellers and buyers in the United States as well as in Europe are caught in the grip of a pandemic that has upended the housing market just as it was entering the busy spring season

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Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:07:33 -0400

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Shares are mixed in Asia after a 3.4% gain on Wall Street overnight as investors chose a positive focus for data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory

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Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:37:19 -0400

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In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration has issued new guidelines to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 get back to work — if they have no symptoms

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Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:40:29 -0400

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Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package

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Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:09:49 -0400

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The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus

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Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:48:04 -0400

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There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic for both national economies and small businesses

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Enbridge seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:19:12 -0400

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Enbridge is seeking state and federal permits to build an oil pipeline beneath the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan

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Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:08:30 -0400

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U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:57:32 -0400

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Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors focused on the optimistic side of data about the trajectory of the coronavirus

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At emergency March meetings Fed pledged to use full arsenal


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:37:43 -0400

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Federal Reserve officials pledged at two emergency meetings last month to use their full arsenal to bolster the U.S. economy being brought to its knees by the coronavirus outbreak

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:27:58 -0400

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President Donald Trump is offering a rosy portrait of a smoothly running federal emergency lending program for small businesses that doesn't match reality

Read more: AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk


FedEx, Levi Strauss rise; TAL Education, Party City fall


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:27:09 -0400

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Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: FedEx, Levi Strauss rise; TAL Education, Party City fall 

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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:52:00 -0400

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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels

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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:30:18 -0400

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Los Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread

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UK's Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:53:13 -0400

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Britain’s Treasury chief says Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving in the intensive care unit of a London hospital

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Iran says US oil production must be known before OPEC+ call


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:25:02 -0400

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Iran has demanded that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting with Russia and others seeking to boost global energy prices

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AP PHOTOS: German charity goes home-to-home in virus crisis


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:55:58 -0400

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Lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic are forcing poor children to stay inside often-cramped homes, amplifying tensions that already exist

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Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:21:06 -0400

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The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo after some of the bank’s thousands of small business customers were shut out of a program that’s supposed to throw them a financial lifeline

Read more: Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans


Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:32:08 -0400

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Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

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