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Euro countries agree half trillion euros in support

European finance ministers have agreed on more than a half-trillion euros, or $550 billion, of support programs to cushion the recession caused by the...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels By The Associated Press April 9, 2020, 7:39 PM 1 min read 1 min read Benchmark U.S....

Coronavirus shutdown presents challenges for teams, sponsors

CHICAGO -- There are no sponsored power plays at the moment.No doughnut races in the fourth quarter. No calls to the bullpen presented by phone...

Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s why

What does toilet paper have to do with a global pandemic?Nothing. Yet millions of people have been panicking about their household supply. Store shelves have...

Democrats stall Trump’s $250B business virus aid package

President Donald Trump's urgent request for $250 billion to supplement a business “paycheck protection” program for firms crippled by the coronavirus outbreak has hit...

Fed rolls out $2.3 trillion plan to stabilize economy

The Federal Reserve is taking additional steps to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy By MARTIN CRUTSINGER April 9, 2020, 1:25 PM 2...

Record 16.6 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON -- With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in...

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less crude By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated Press April...

Asian shares mostly higher, lockdown feud drags Tokyo lower

BANGKOK -- Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday though Japan’s benchmark fell as local leaders sparred with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government...

Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police

Australian police wearing protective gear have boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members after the vessel was linked to hundreds...