Wall Street’s rally rolls on, led by health care stocks

U.S. stocks climbed Monday (March 30), led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. The rally tacked more gains onto a recent upswi...

Urgent question from small businesses: When will aid arrive?

NEW YORK (AP) — When will the money arrive? That's the urgent question for small business owners who have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. They're awaiting help from the ...

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate mail-in ballots

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 longtime...

Stimulus billions can't buy hospitals out of shortage crisis

The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective go...

Doubts remain after China declares victory over coronavirus

April 4 will be China's Qingming festival, which is known as "Tomb-Sweeping Day" in English. On this day, many Chinese pay their respects to their ancestors by bringing flowers to their ...

On Wall Street, some optimism penetrates the uncertainty

Stocks rallied this week as Washington acted to provide $2.2 trillion of relief to an economy shocked by the coronavirus outbreak, leaving some on Wall Street cautiously optimistic that the panicky se...

Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startup

Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn't substantiate claims that the...

Stocks surge again after relief bill passed; indexes up 6%

Stocks marched higher for a third straight day Thursday (March 26) as a massive coronavirus relief bill moved closer to passing Congress and Wall Street took some historically bad unemployment figures...

Virus relief package could help Trump, Kushner businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus was carefully written to prevent President Donald Trump and his...

Signet Jewelers, Bristol-Myers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Micron Technology Inc., up $2.29 to $44.79. The chipmaker reported good fiscal second...

US could get stake in airlines in exchange for virus grants

The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for $25 billion in direct grants to help the carriers survive a downturn cau...

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains Wednesday (March 25) since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ago, but much of an early rally faded late in the day as a last-minute dispute threatened to ...

With church bells and candles, France honors virus victims

PARIS (AP) — From famed Gothic cathedrals to modest village churches, places of worship around France rang their bells in collective prayer Wednesday for people who have died and those who are helping...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid t...

Nike, Boeing rise; Target, Synnex fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Boeing, up $31.05 to $158.73. The airplane maker reportedly plans to restart product...