Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns
OAK PARK, Illinois (AP) — One Tulsa bar owner said more than a dozen motorcyclists showed up unannounced, but he served them a round of shots anyway to celebrate a birthday.
Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall.
Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows.
Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased.
Virus spreads and car sales, energy prices, markets tumble
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears
Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during the coronavirus crisis.
FDA hasn't authorized a two-minute test for coronavirus
CHICAGO (AP) — A California company falsely claimed cargo planes were ready to ship millions of blood tests that could detect the new coronavirus in just two minutes and had won emergency authorization from the federal government.
Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties suing them, alleging they created a public nuisance.
Some employers to laid-off staffers: Let's stay in touch
As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they can more quickly rehire them once the viral outbreak has passed.
Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant
NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size.
Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitals
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Filip Palmgren had wanted to work on planes since he was a child. Now, after just two years as a flight attendant, the 21-year old has lost his job because of the coronavirus crisis and will be soon heading to work in a hospital instead to help save patients.
Mercedes has worst Takata air bag recall completion rate
DETROIT (AP) — Of all the automakers that are recalling dangerous Takata air bag inflators, Mercedes is the laggard when it comes to getting repairs done.
April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak
It's the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent's due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down.
US construction spending down 1.3% in February
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.
Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown
LONDON (AP) — The Rev. April Keech knocked on the door of an apartment in east London, took three giant steps back and made way for other volunteers to lay a bag of groceries on the threshold.
Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions.
Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation
NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce.
Booze buying surges; senators push airlines for cash refunds
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
First N95 medical mask imports finally reaching US
The first N95 medical masks to reach the U.S. since February are arriving by plane and ship this week, with trucks standing ready to speed them to coronavirus hot spots around the country.
Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses seeking loans through the government's $2 trillion coronavirus relief package could receive money as soon as Friday.
Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show big costs, too — more Americans dying from air pollution, more climate-damaging tailpipe exhaust and more expense for drivers at the gas pumps.
Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due
The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. The good news is there is help available.
What you need to do to get your government stimulus check
The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus outbreak.
Treasury wants airlines to say how they will pay back loans
DALLAS (AP) — The Treasury Department wants airlines to say how they will compensate the government for $25 billion in grants used to keep employees on the payroll during the coronavirus outbreak.