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US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing

US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing

NEW YORK — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks, a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees.
Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

MOSCOW — Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less crude in a bid to limit a crash in prices that, while welcome for consumers, has been straining government budgets and push
Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catching or spreading the new coronavirus.
Wall Street caps best week since 1974 on latest Fed stunner

Wall Street caps best week since 1974 on latest Fed stunner

NEW YORK — Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years on Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank announced programs to provide up to $2.
UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown.
Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

BAGHDAD — Iraq's intelligence chief was appointed on Thursday the country’s third prime minister-designate in just over a month, after the resignation of the most recent candidate amid political infighting, but the path to forming a government remain
Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 13's best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood.
Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

NEW YORK — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S.
Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

WASHINGTON — Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants to pump $250 billion into a small business fund but opposes Democrats' proposal to tack on billions for protective gear, food sta