Liz Weston: What to do when you can't pay your bills

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be profound. Many people are already losing jobs, with unemployment jumping at a record pace. Even those who stay employed may face reduced hou...

Chaos and scrambling in the US oil patch as prices plummet

NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. A...

In years before outbreak, investment in public health shrunk

In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly coronavirus, officials were steadily, and at times dramatically, cutting back on their first line of defens...

Lives Lost: Detroit woman, mother of 4, loved ballroom dance

DETROIT (AP) — When Laneeka Barksdale got so sick from the coronavirus that she had to be hospitalized, she tried to keep family from driving her there so as not to put them in danger. ...

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...

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...

Rugby in crisis as unions engage in 'unprecedented dialogue'

The U.S. has filed for bankruptcy. The Australians are facing a black hole of more than $70 million. English rugby leaders have drawn up worst-case scenarios of an even bigger financial hit. ...

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed 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 ...

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

Asian stocks were meandering Thursday (April 2) 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 g...

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___ Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and ...

Hospital closures complicate coronavirus care in rural areas

CARROLLTON, Ala. (AP) — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the lone hospital in one Alabama county turned off beeping monitors for good and padlocked the doors, making it o...

Wales and Scotland rugby take cost-saving measures

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Scotland and Wales became the latest rugby unions to take drastic cost-saving measures on Tuesday as the sport plunges into financial turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

With $2.7B reserves, FIFA's cash help for virus-hit soccer

FIFA is looking to tap into its vast financial reserves to assist a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world's bigg...

USA Rugby filing for bankruptcy amid coronavirus shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — USA Rugby has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because its financial woes have been exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown. In financial strife since 2018, ...

Judge halts lawsuits against local Boy Scout councils

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted a request by the Boy Scouts of America to halt lawsuits against local Scout councils as the BSA works on its bankruptcy plan to set up a comp...