The House of Representatives returned to D.C. Friday to approve the largest economic relief package in U.S. history. Bipartisan agreement over the bill reflected lawmakers’ recognition of urgent need amid the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, governors continued to plead for more…
The sharp drop in revenue could jeopardize some states' ability to provide basic services.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
As coronavirus spreads across the U.S., there have been conflicting messages from the Trump administration, governors and medical professionals about the scarcity of critical medical resources -- especially ventilators. Amna Nawaz reports on the growing need for these lifesaving machines…
Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue package will cushion businesses and households from the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.
By Alex Veiga, Damian J. Troise, Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic has struck the globe during an era of massive refugee crises, confrontation among the world’s great powers and armed conflicts in many countries. Under these circumstances, how do we coordinate an effective global response to an enemy…
Louisiana is one of the country’s emerging coronavirus hot spots. New Orleans alone has over 1,100 cases and 119 deaths, and the city’s convention center is being converted into a makeshift hospital to provide care amid the outbreak. William Brangham…
The State Department says it has brought back 15,000 Americans who were stranded in more than 30 countries across the globe. But some 30,000 are still stuck abroad, growing increasingly worried about border closures, food shortages and health care systems…
By Associated Press
The United States has become the first country to exceed 100,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recovery in 2021. But she said this would only occur if nations succeed in containing the coronavirus and limiting the economic damage.
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