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A street juggler wearing a protective face mask, performs at a street crossing during a red light in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 11, 2020, amid a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.(AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: Venezuela's new coronavirus cases reach 10,000

Jul. 14, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials say new coronavirus cases have surpassed 10,000 nationwide, with an alarming number of recent illnesses found in the capital of Caracas. President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday ordered strict enforcement of quarantine measures in Caracas where most of the 303 new...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Asian shares fell Tuesday as skepticism set in about the recent upbeat mood on global markets, as newly confirmed coronavirus cases rose in the U.S., Brazil and parts of Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Wall Street rebounds after yet another yo-yo day of trading

Jul. 14, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 more than made up all its losses from the day before, after stocks pinballed through another day of erratic trading. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3%, led by energy producers and other companies whose profits would benefit greatly from a...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, a W-4 form is viewed in New York. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistic relief for taxpayers dealing with the disruptions and uncertainty brought on by lockdowns, school closures and shuttered businesses. But now that new deadline is rapidly approaching. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

No more delays: What to know about the July 15 tax deadline

Jul. 14, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

It’s time to do your taxes — no more delays. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistical relief for taxpayers dealing with the disruptions and uncertainty...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2015 file photo, pensioners stand outside the main gate of the National bank of Greece, in Athens. A high court in Greece has ruled on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in favor of retirees in a class action case in which they demanded the reimbursement of money cut from their income during international bailouts.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, file)

Retirees in Greece win court battle for bailout refund

Jul. 14, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A high court in Greece ruled Tuesday in favor of retirees who brought a class action case to demand the reimbursement of money cut from their income during international bailouts. The case was being closely watched in Greece, which is reeling from the economic impact of the pandemic...

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a shop window in London, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Britain's government is demanding people wear face coverings in shops as it has sought to clarify its message after weeks of prevarication amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK, France move to extend rules on face coverings in public

Jul. 14, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and France moved Tuesday to make face coverings compulsory in more places as both countries try to get their economies going while at the same time seeking to prevent further coronavirus outbreaks. Following days of procrastination and mixed messages, British Health Secretary Matt...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. When used responsibly, credit cards are a way to build credit history, but they’re not for everyone. Consumers with little to no credit history, or those who have bad credit, may not qualify for cards with reasonable and affordable terms. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Millennial Money: Is it OK to never have a credit card?

Jul. 14, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

Thanks to quick online applications and, in some cases, instant approval, credit cards make it as easy to build your credit history as it is to make purchases. But they can also make it easy to fall into debt if you struggle to pay on time or tend to spend more than you have. As a result, some people regard...

Nursing home operator will settle fraud claims for $16.7M

Jul. 13, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles company that runs 27 nursing homes has agreed to pay $16.7 million to settle allegations of Medicare fraud, the U.S. attorney's office announced Monday. Longwood Management Corp. didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing but it did agree to undergo an independent corporate...

Democrat House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, left, talks with Minority Leader Kurt Daudt as the Minnesota Legislature meets Monday, July 13, 2020 for a second special session in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota legislative leaders: Deal close on bonding, taxes

Jul. 13, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legislative leaders have agreed on most details of a public construction package and tax bill, the Minnesota Senate's top Republican and the top House Democrat said Monday, while discussions continued on an elusive compromise on police accountability in response to the death of George...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, boards an ambulance during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)

Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate

Jul. 13, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain has made masks mandatory in shops and France is weighing whether to require people to wear them in public places. Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like...

This photo from June 26, 2020 shows Buck Newsome, left, a Baby Boomer, and his son, Chris Newsome, of the Millennial generation, as they pose for a photo while having lunch together in Newtown, Ohio. American's two largest generations can agree on something: the coronavirus pandemic has hit them both hard. For Baby Boomers, named for the post-World War II surge of births, that means those who retired or are nearing retirement age are seeing their retirement accounts in a free fall. Millennials, usually defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, who became adults in this century, are getting socked as they were trying to begin careers or moving into peak earning years after many walked off college campuses into the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

Millennials and boomers: Pandemic pain, by the generation

Jul. 13, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Millennials, you're taking a big hit — again. And you're not OK, either, boomers. Sometimes at odds, America's two largest generations now have something to agree on: The coronavirus pandemic has smacked many of them at a pivotal time in their lives. For baby boomers, named for...