Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-03-29 16:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 USA 123,750 2,227 2 Italy 92,472 10,023 3 China ...

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus's spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting t...

Migrant caregivers, domestic workers in Taiwan subject to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (March 27) announced it is adjusting its quarantine policy regarding foreign migrant workers as part of its efforts to stem the coronavirus. According ...

Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their somet...

Business events and reports scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month: All times are Eastern. WEDNESDAY, April 1 WASHINGTON — Payroll processor ADP ...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, March 30 WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pend...

Barcelona to reduce payroll during coronavirus stoppage

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona will reduce the salaries of its players amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Spanish club said late Thursday that its executive board decided to tempo...

The Latest: Barcelona reduces player salaries amid pandemic

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Spanish soccer club Barcelona says it will reduce the salaries of its players ...

Legislation protecting food delivery workers takes effect in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ordinance ensuring the rights of food delivery service workers comes to effect Friday (March 27) in Taipei, the first city in Taiwan to implement such rules. Compris...

Staying afloat: $2.2 trillion bill offers economic lifeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the coronavirus crisis, even doctors can face a cash crunch. Dr. Benjamin Ticho, an ophthalmologist in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, has seen his revenue plunge 80% a...

Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this August, he responded immediately. Absolutely, he wrote...

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...

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events scheduled for the coming week. All times are Eastern. MONDAY, March 30 WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pend...

US jobless claims hit 3.3 million, quadruple previous record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the cor...

World leaders to meet virtually to coordinate virus response

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shutt...