US gig workers and self-employed face delays in jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Rich Cruse saw about $3,000 in income for his photography business quickly disappear to the coronavirus, he tried to apply for unemployment benefits in California. But like man...

US unemployment claims likely to be shockingly high again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because...

Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market

BOSTON (AP) — When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the coronavirus outbreak was just taking hold in the United States. They managed to h...

Union outraged after Ohio paper cuts staff, limits coverage

CLEVELAND (AP) — Owners of The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland laid off 22 more journalists and told the remaining 14 staffers they can no longer cover a large swath of the state. ...

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___ Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thu...

Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of ...

Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality check

Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together. Since the beginning ...

Furloughs spread, housing disrupted, economic outlook dire

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of t...

European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments remained at loggerheads Wednesday over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over ...

Asian shares mostly lower, Japan gains on upbeat data

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark advanced but other Asian shares fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. J...

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

Asian shares were mostly lower, gyrating in early Wednesday (April 8) trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. Japan’s Nik...

A stock rally fizzles out on Wall Street; oil prices plunge

A big rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished Tuesday (April 7), the latest twist for a market dominated by sharp swings amid the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dipped 0.2% after erasing a su...

RSL will cut salaries, some employees will be furloughed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake has announced it will cut the salaries of some employees and furlough others while play is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The te...

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy to a near standstil...

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, echoing the rally on Wall Street, amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gai...