With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim, 54, rearranged the coals heating a water pipe outside his famed cafe in Baghdad. ...

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New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Friday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Tokyo closes cherry blossom parks to slow spread of virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but flower viewing has come to an abrupt halt in Tokyo because of the coronavirus. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has repeatedly aske...

Virus changes menus, operations as restaurants struggle

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 Beatric...

Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy

BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, serving up sandwiches to customers even if it meant doing so from behin...

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New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Wednesday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Nona Blues: G-Mac concerned with restaurants and his golf

Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next tournament will be played. In that respect, he's no different from most players. ...

Teams, toddlers and cabinets: The joys of working from home

In the early days of working from home to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers talking strategy on a video chat couldn’t help but get distract...

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New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Monday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Business Fallout: Best Buy goes curbside; Target raises pay

Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disru...

Trump's 'coup de grace'? Coronavirus tests a divided America

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — As restaurants across the country stacked chairs on tables and shut their doors to try to contain the deadly coronavirus, what would be the final visitors streamed into the Conserva...

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New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Friday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Coronavirus task force offers an even keel to a zigzag Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — They meet in the windowless Situation Room, every day but Sunday, drawing an overflow crowd. Fueled by coffee, donuts and data, members of the White House coronavir...

Layoffs spike in US, Europe as virus shuts businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a couple of weeks ago, Erika Vega hoped her temp job at a cafeteria would soon become permanent. But instead, the viral outbreak shut down the building where she worked and left...

Police use DNA, genealogy to arrest suspect in 1985 slaying

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department says it solved a 35-year-old homicide by using DNA to find a relative of the alleged killer and then created a family tree to track him down. ...