• (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell). In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo, a delivery truck leaves after dropping off alcohol to a home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai’s two major alcohol distributors have partnered to offer home delivery of beer, spirits an...

    Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars

    Dubai’s two major alcohol distributors have partnered to offer home delivery of beer, spirits and wine as the new coronavirus now threatens a crucial source of tax and general revenue for the rulers of this Islamic city-state.
  • (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A woman holds a packet of contraceptive pills,  in Harare, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth contro...

    Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control

    Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs.
  • (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.

    Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

    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.
  • (Center for Pharmaceutical Research via AP). In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020 photo provided by the Center for Pharmaceutical Research, a participant in a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine trial receives an injection in Kansas City, Mo. This early safety st...

    Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

    U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab.
  • Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

    The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus.
  • (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, companies boost virus fight

    There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic, from national economies to small businesses.
  • 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.
  • (Nathan Patterson/NSW Police via AP). In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, photo provided by the New South Wales Police, investigators in protective gear prepare to board the Ruby Princess cruise ship at Wollongong, Australia. Police boarded the cruise sh...

    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 of COVID-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths.
  • (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco.   Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech compani...

    Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality check

    Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together.
  • (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File). FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, chairs hang stacked on empty tables at a closed restaurant in New York.  Small business owners across the country waited again Wednesday, April 8,  to receive loan money under the...

    Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged

    Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns.
  • Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades

    The steep drop in air travel is passing a milestone.
  • (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...

    Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades

    Japan's benchmark has advanced but other Asian markets are mostly lower after a downbeat session on Wall Street.
  • (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...

    Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

    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.
  • (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.
  • (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 ...

    UK's 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/Marco Ugarte). Workers pull dollies loaded with boxes of produce past a decontamination tent at the Centro de Abastos, the main food distribution center in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The tent was set up a measure to help slow down t...

    Mexico loses almost 350,000 jobs because of coronavirus

    Mexico's Labor Department says the country has lost 346,748 jobs since mid-March due to the economic impact of coronavirus and distancing measures imposed to fights its spread.
  • (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting ...

    Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

    The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
  • WarnerMedia names former Hulu chief Jason Kilar CEO

    Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday.
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