CDC considers loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.
Boris Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving
Britain’s government is trying to keep a grip on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends a third day in the intensive care unit of a London hospital being treated for COVID-19.
Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction
Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and requiring shoppers to bring reusable bags or pay a small fee.
With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?
With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, attention has turned to the Cabinet ministers left running the country.
Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants
Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Democrats want additions to Trump $250B emergency virus aid
Congressional Democratic leaders want to add hundreds of billions of dollars for health care, state and local governments, and food stamps to the $250 billion in emergency aid President Donald Trump is seeking to help small businesses weather the coronavirus epidemic.
Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels
Los Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread.
'Hawaii Five-0, 'Good Doctor' benefit from stay-at-homes
“Hawaii Five-0” and “The Good Doctor,” two television shows that had farewells last week, may have gained more viewers as people stayed home because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Housing market chills, layoffs, US cos. dial up virus fight
There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic, from national economies to small businesses.
Europe struggles to agree on economic response to virus
European governments are struggling to agree on how best to support added government spending to get the economy through the coronavirus recession and help it recover.
Wall Street climbs as volatility keeps squeezing markets
Japan's benchmark has advanced but other Asian markets are mostly lower after a downbeat session on Wall Street.
Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What's in it?
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit prefectures to step up the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans
The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo to allow it to make more loans that fall under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program and the Fed’s upcoming own small business lending program.
Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug
Coronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past.
Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand
A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services.
Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructure
A huge bridge section has collapsed in Tuscany, the latest case of Italy’s infrastructure crumbling after years of neglect.
Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans
Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government’s emergency $349 billion lending program were still waiting Tuesday amid reports of computer problems at the Small Business Administration.
Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables
Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus.
Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits
Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets.
Judge refuses to approve fire victims letter attacking PG&E
A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to Northern California wildfire victims from attorneys who allege that Pacific Gas & Electric may be breaking its promises as it tries to preserve a plan for getting out of bankruptcy in an unraveling economy.