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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, fourth left, speaks with construction workers at the site of makeshit field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

Jan. 27, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local): 6:50 a.m. U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China. Previously, the agency advised travelers to avoid any...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jan. 27, 2020 5:15 PM EST

Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street Monday as the potential economic impact of the outbreak of a new virus from China continued to weigh on global markets. The market's slide came after China announced a sharp rise in cases of the virus. Technology stocks led the broad sell-off, wihch gave the Dow Jones...

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks tumble as virus fears spark sell-off; Dow falls 453

Jan. 27, 2020 4:59 PM EST

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by more than 450 points, as investors grappled with fresh worries about the spread of a new virus in China that threatens global economic growth. The sell-off gave the Dow its first 5-day losing streak since early August and handed the...

Wynn, Nike, fall; D.R. Horton, CenterState rise

Jan. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday: Alphabet Inc., down $32.81 to $1,433.90 State and federal attorneys plan to share information on their probes of Google, according to the Wall Street Journal. Starbucks Corp., down $3.30 to $88.73 The chain restaurant and others...

A woman reacts as anti-government protesters clash with police in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Lebanese security forces scuffled Monday with protesters near the parliament building in downtown Beirut where lawmakers are scheduled to begin a two-day discussion and later approval of the budget amid a crippling financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Clashes in crisis-hit Lebanon as lawmakers pass budget

Jan. 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers on Monday passed a controversial state budget for 2020 that aims to tackle the country's crippling financial crisis, as angry protesters threw stones at security forces massed outside the Parliament. Security forces were heavily deployed during the legislative meeting and...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell arrives to speak at a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon. Powell has expressed a sense of gratification with Fed policy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges

Jan. 27, 2020 11:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon. Chairman Jerome Powell has expressed a sense of gratification with...

Members of the Presidential Guard perform during of the changing of the guards ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier in central Athens, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece plans 15-year bond issue to improve debt outlook

Jan. 27, 2020 9:41 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it plans to issue a 15-year bond, tapping international markets for financing after the country's sovereign credit rating was upgraded. The Public Debt Management Agency, in a statement on Monday named five banks that would be involved in the auction, which is expected as...

US stocks tumble following sell-off in Europe, Japan as coronavirus outbreak grows; Dow drops 500, travel companies sink

Jan. 27, 2020 9:33 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks tumble following sell-off in Europe, Japan as coronavirus outbreak grows; Dow drops 500, travel companies sink.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, center, stands with his son, Jordan Sekulow, left, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, while arriving at the Capitol in Washington during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Defense resumes in key impeachment week; Dems seek witnesses

Jan. 27, 2020 8:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witnesses or proceed directly to a vote that is widely expected to end in his acquittal. The articles of impeachment charge Trump with...

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

Jan. 27, 2020 7:09 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus. In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 2.2% to 5,889 while Germany's DAX skidded 2.3% to 13,271. Britain's FTSE 100 gave up 2.3% to 7,414. Shares also...