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US Unemployment Claims Shatter Record as Coronavirus Hammers Economy

WASHINGTON (Fox Business) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment surged to 3.28 million last week, shattering a decades-old record in jobless claims as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses around the country to shutter their doors. The number eclipsed the previous record of 695,000…

Senate Unanimously Passes Massive Coronavirus Aid Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. The unanimous vote Wednesday came…

White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced an agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus…

Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed Until 2021

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with…

Klobuchar’s Husband Tests Positive for Virus

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says husband John Bessler has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former presidential candidate said Bessler began feeling sick when she was in Minnesota and he was in Washington. She said he immediately quarantined…

Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15 From April 15

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s…

US, Canada to Close Borders to Nonessential Travel

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump made the announcement…

Six-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady Leaving Patriots

(AP) - Tom Brady is poised to leave the New England Patriots. Brady posted on social media “my football journey will take place elsewhere." LOVE YOU PATS NATION pic.twitter.com/lxSQZmnjPL — Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 17, 2020 The comments by the…

Dow Dives 2,999 Points on Fears Virus Will Cause Recession

NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that the coronavirus outbreak will throw the global economy into recession. Even for a market beset by volatility in recent weeks, the losses were…

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