Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and ...

Jobs report Friday is expected to end record hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government's monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a resul...

Trump campaign calls Sessions 'delusional' in letter

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running for a U.S. Senate seat, objecting to Sessions' portrayal of himsel...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-04-03 09:50 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 USA 244,230 5,883 2 Italy 115,242 13,915 3 Spain ...

Business Highlights

___ A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exc...

You've just lost your job? Here's what you need to know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks — a stunning record high that reflects the near-complete shutdown of the ...

AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that positive views of the nation's economy are down dramatically just since January, with 60% of A...

AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and...

Treasury: Mexican economy to contract in 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Treasury has lowered its growth projections for the economy in the face of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic and now predicts the economy will contract as much as 3.9% this y...

McLaren F1 drivers and senior management agree to pay cuts

McLaren's Formula One drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris are taking pay cuts, while the team is furloughing other employees as part of protective cost-cutting during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 ...

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of...

Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production. The global gut in production, coup...

As business vaporizes, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffs

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the new coronavirus spreads across Europe, ravaging economies and killing thousands, governments and the European Union are focusing much of their economic rescue efforts on contain...

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs and quiet skies

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of...