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White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

By ZEKE MILLER and MIKE STOBBE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends…
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A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in…
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Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

By AAMER MADHANI, KEVIN FREKING and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be…
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How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RACHEL LA CORTE OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their…
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Navy hospital ship set to arrive in NYC harbor

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is set to arrive Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump’s…
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Virus changes menus, operations as restaurants struggle

By DAN SEWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto are relying on something Beatrice…
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3.3 million seek US jobless aid, nearly 5 times earlier high

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the…
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White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush…
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India’s prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

By EMILY SCHMALL and SHEIKH SAALIQ NEW DELHI (AP) — India will begin the world’s largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk…
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Monday: Big layoffs, bigger hirings, massive markets swings

The Associated Press The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as…
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