• (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington.

    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.
  • (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP). Police officers stand outside St Thomas' Hospital in the background in central London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Wednesday April 8, 2020. Johnson has ...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, a sign posted at an entrance to a 365 Whole Foods store advises customers not to use their own bags while shopping in Lake Oswego, Ore. Just weeks earlier, cities and even states across...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab, leads cabinet members as they leave 10 Downing Street after a meeting as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symp...

    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.
  • (Mike Jett/World Central Kitchen via AP). In this March 31, 2020 photo made available by World Central Kitchen, Chef Jose Andres, right, and Nate Mook discuss meal distribution to first responders in Washington, DC. Andres, whose 30-plus restaurants in...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks together as they head to a lunch with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Capito...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). A homeless person sits on a wheelchair under rainy weather on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, April 6, 2020. One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the cor...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Big Ben's clock tower and the London Eye ferris wheel stand in the distance as the area around Royal Festival Hall is very quiet in London, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most ...

    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.
  • (John Macdougall/Pool via AP). German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, left, and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrive to give a press conference on an aid package in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin, Mo...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower after gyrating in early trading amid uncertainty over...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). A statue of a Japanese Akita dog named "Hachiko" wearing a face mask is seen near Shibuya Station Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo and s...

    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.
  • (Gilead Sciences via AP). In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, a vial of the investigational drug remdesivir is visually inspected at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. Given through an IV, the medication is designed to ...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, people stand in an aisle of empty shelves in a supermarket in London,  amid panic-buying due to the coronavirus outbreak. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). In this March 28, 2020, photo, a pile of ripe squash sits in a field, in Homestead, Fla. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurant...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). In this April 6, 2020, photo, Jiang Yuewu talks about his crop of aquatic tubers known as lotus roots in the Huangpi district of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose...

    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.
  • (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric worker walks in front of a truck in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric's complex plan for emerging from bankruptcy may face a make or break moment...

    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.
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