Some employers are trying to keep ties to laid-off staffers

As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they can more quickly rehi...

Business and economic events scheduled for Thursday

Business and economic events scheduled for Thursday. All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — Labor department releases weekly report on unemployment benefits, 8:30 a.m....

US relations with the PRC and Taiwan in a time of 'plague': William Stanton

The United States’ relations with the PRC have inexorably but inevitably worsened since the accession to power of Xi Jinping (習近平) in 2012. We have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party&rsquo...

AP PHOTOS: Indian migrants walk hundreds of miles to go home

NEW DELHI (AP) — They were hungry. Some had not eaten for days. Others survived on water and biscuits. But they walked anyway for hundreds of miles, in groups of families that includ...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks fall, capping Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008 NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell and ended the first quarter with a decline of 20%, the market's worst qu...

Bulaga disappointed many players didn't vote in CBA election

New Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga voices his disappointment Tuesday over how many fellow players decided not to vote on the new labor agreement with the NFL. The CBA was approved by o...

Early divisions as Congress weighs next help for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising questions about how quick...

UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every cou...

Virus disrupts pregnancy plans, raises anxiety and questions

Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side. Others worry about getting sick with COVID-19 and not being able to hold their newborns. The coronavirus pandemic has injected a...

Soccer union sees rising case load amid virus shutdown

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players in Belarus are worried about playing games in the only European top-tier league still in action during the coronavirus pandemic, their global union said Tuesday. ...

Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and...

Parents feel virus shutdowns leave disabled students behind

BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve he...

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agr...

This Week: Consumer confidence, jobless claims, jobs report

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: WANING CONFIDENCE The Conference Board issues its latest monthly reading on U....

Tech boom, MLB programs helping women find jobs in baseball

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs — long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. ...