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Ann Arbor's famed Violin Monster talks affordable housing

Apr. 5, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — On a mild and gray winter afternoon, students passing through the Denison Archway toward the University of Michigan Diag mostly ignored the masked performer who was serenading them. Some stared at their smartphones as Zachary Storey warmed them up with a rendition of “Amazing...

Home Depot customers carry their purchases as they leave the store, Friday, April 3, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Walmart limits store access; US airlines sign up for grants

Apr. 3, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ COSTS MOUNT: The pandemic will cost the global economy as much as $4.1 trillion, or nearly...

Alaska regulators vote to allow to-go sales of beer and wine

Apr. 3, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s Alcohol Control Board approved measures that would relax alcohol laws during the coronavirus pandemic to soften the financial impact on restaurants and bars. The board unanimously approved to-go sales of factory-sealed beer and wine from bars and restaurants...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles with head coach Sean Payton after being taken out in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans. Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance this week that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees had informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, during a conference call with media in New Orleans. “I honestly don't know if it’s his last year. I think the thing he's done, and we've all done, is taking it year by year.” (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020

Apr. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday during a conference call with media in New...

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, Laura Hallmark, owner of Strange Brew Coffeehouse, poses with loafs of bread she and her team made at the store in Tupelo Miss. The coffeehouse has added to its production of coffee and pastries by making fresh loafs of bread made from scratch to help with the demand of empty shelves at the groceries stores during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Mississippi businesses shift production during pandemic

Mar. 30, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products. A jeans company is making face guards, a coffeehouse is making loaves of bread and distilleries are...

Alaska governor issues orders aimed at slowing virus spread

Mar. 27, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued orders Friday to restrict in-state travel and Alaskans' public activities in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The orders came as the state announced the second death of an Alaska resident related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the...

People from Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, hand out kits to make surgical masks causing a traffic jam in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The plan is for citizens to make the masks, which take around a half-hour each to put together, and then drop the completed masks off. Hundreds of kits were handed out, enough to make more than 8,000 masks. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Jobless claims soar in Oregon from COVID-19 layoffs

Mar. 26, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jobless claims are soaring in Oregon as the state nears the end of its first week under Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Oregon Department of Employment said Thursday. Since March 15, the state has received 76,500 initial unemployment claims....

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed a new coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, during a news conference on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M. She also issued orders to limit the spread of the contagion by restricting restaurants to take-out service and closing down movie theaters, gyms, spas and shopping malls. New Mexico is bracing for the possible spread of coronavirus to some of America's most remote, impoverished communities, as hospitals across the state prepare to convert operating rooms into acute respiratory care units. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico bans nonessential business activity, outings

Mar. 23, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced a sweeping new public health order that aims to keep most residents at home, prohibits public gatherings of more than five people and halts nonessential business activity that can't be done from remotely, in efforts to curb the spread of the...

Mexico border referendum cancels massive Corona brewery

Mar. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The company that brews Corona beer took another blow on Monday when the federal government said it would not allow a massive, partly-built $1.5 billion brewery on the border after residents rejected it in a referendum. The Victor N.Y.-based Constellation Brands had already suffered a...