Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets
The coronavirus is pounding state governments with a financial one-two punch, costing them many millions to try to contain the disease just as businesses are shutting down and tax revenue is collapsing.
Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands
Health experts say there's very low risk of catching the coronavirus from handling mail and packages.
Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy
Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.
Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders
From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators
President Donald Trump attacked General Motors, alleging that the company promised to build thousands more breathing machines than it can deliver for coronavirus patients and that it wants too money for them.
Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes
Congress hopes to move quickly on delivering massive, unprecedented legislation to speed help to individuals and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on the U.S. economy and a health care system straining to keep up.
Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package
The nation's fiercest fiscal conservatives are largely embracing the massive economic rescue package moving through Congress.
Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws
The Trump administration says it will forgo a sweeping range of public health and environmental enforcement during the coronavirus outbreak.
What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
America's coronavirus infections have surged to the most in the world, and has Italy shut down its industry.
Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders
A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh has found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their sometimes already completed orders, as workers often go unpaid.
National bills coming due, with risk; consumers see it, too
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says the company is eligible for about $12 billion of the $50 billion in grants and loans set aside for passenger airlines under the economic-rescue bill.
Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally
Shares are mostly higher in Asia after stocks surged again on Wall Street with the approaching approval by Congress of a massive coronavirus relief bill.
Cruise stocks sink after missing out on economic-relief bill
Congress has left cruise lines high and dry when it comes to emergency relief from the new virus outbreak.
IMF head says global economy now in recession
The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn.
Congress locks Trump oversight into $2.2 trillion package
Congress is about to spend $2.2 trillion, but lawmakers intend to keep close watch on where it goes.
Restaurants, trying to stay afloat, revamp menus, operations
With business sinking under coronavirus outbreak restrictions,the nation's restaurants are transforming operations and menus to try to stay afloat.
Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?
There's no consensus in the U.S. on whether gun shops are considered essential businesses that can remain open during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus.
The G20 video call: In virus era, even summits are virtual
The face-to-face tension among foes was gone.
SoftBank to buy back $41 billion in assets to trim debt
The Japanese technology and telecoms company SoftBank plans to buy back up to 4.5 trillion yen ($41 billion) of its assets as it seeks to trim its gigantic debt burden.
Malaria drugs' promise for coronavirus spurs hope, shortages
Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is raising hopes, including with President Donald Trump.