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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...

FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, a Delta Air Lines plane takes off above a taxiing Alaska Airlines airplane at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.  U.S. airlines are asking the federal government for grants, loans and tax relief that could easily top $50 billion to help them recover from a sharp downturn in travel due to the new coronavirus.
Airlines for America, the trade group representing the carriers, posted its request for financial help on Monday, March 16, 2020 just as more airlines around the world were announcing ever-deeper cuts in service and, in some cases, layoffs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Hit by virus, US airlines seek aid far exceeding post-9/11

Mar. 16, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

With each day that the coronavirus outbreak spreads and claims more lives, the damage to global airlines rises too. U.S. carriers on Monday put a price tag on their pain: They asked the federal government for more than $50 billion in rescue aid. It is a staggering request for an industry that has chalked up tens...

Rhode Island's main airport gets federal grant to modernize

Feb. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's main airport is getting a $4.7 million grant to modernize the terminal, acquire land and study effective noise reduction strategies. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, announced the Airport Improvement Program grant for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation,...

Massachusetts getting $88M in HUD housing improvement grants

Feb. 16, 2020 12:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of public housing authorities across Massachusetts are sharing about $88 million in federal grants to help improve their properties and make them more livable. The grants announced Friday are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program...

University of Rhode Island offers opioid education, training

Feb. 15, 2020 2:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is using a $1 million federal grant to offer education and training about opioids to residents in rural areas of the state. Officials with the university in South Kingstown said Thursday that health professionals and students are getting ready to...

Rhode Island getting almost $22M in public housing funds

Feb. 14, 2020 11:47 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two dozen public housing authorities across Rhode Island are getting a total of nearly $22 million in federal grants to fix up their properties. The grants announced Friday are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program to build,...