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A chimpanzee holds an enrichment treat at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on April 14, 2020. Zoos and aquariums from Florida to Alaska are struggling financially because of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet animals still need expensive care and food, meaning the closures that began in March, the start of the busiest season for most animal parks, have left many of the facilities in dire financial straits. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

Aug. 5, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid. The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more attention from...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, an empty baggage carousel spins in Denver International Airport as travelers deal with the spread of the coronavirus in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GOP senators support more money for airlines to pay workers

Aug. 5, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying effort by airlines and their unions. The GOP senators did not specify an amount on Wednesday, but a proposal by several airline unions would give the...

FILE - This Oct. 10, 2012, file photo shows the New York Times logo on the company's building in New York. The New York Times Co.'s digital transformation continued during the second quarter of 2020, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYTimes wins new digital subscribers as ad revenue craters

Aug. 5, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

The New York Times Co.'s digital transformation continued during the second quarter, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales. The company said it was its best quarter ever for new digital...

FILE - People wait to speak with representatives from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission about unemployment claims Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Midwest City, Okla. Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday, Aug. 7,  when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren't coming back

Aug. 5, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. economy could come Friday when the government is expected to report that the pace of hiring has slowed significantly after a brief rebound in the spring. As the coronavirus continues to transform a vast swath of...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Arsenal to cut 55 jobs due to financial damage from pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal is cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued Wednesday, head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham pointed to severe drops in broadcast revenue. They also...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday, July 15, it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic. American had previously offered early retirement to pilots and other employees. But, Senior Vice President Kimball...

NBCUniversal laying off workers amid pandemic pain

Aug. 4, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is having company-wide layoffs, a spokeswoman confirmed. The layoffs affect less than 10% of the company's employees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. NBCUniversal has 35,000 full-time employees. The coronavirus is...

FILE - A lone traveler heads to the ticketing counter of Frontier Airlines in the main terminal of Denver International Airport on July 22, 2020, in Denver.   Hotel and home-sharing reservation site Booking.com plans to lay off 25% of its workforce, or more than 4,000 people, due to the impact of the new coronavirus on travel. Connecticut-based parent company Booking Holdings said Tuesday, Aug. 4,  that the layoffs will begin next month.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Aug. 4, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

Booking.com is laying off a quarter of its workforce — more than 4,000 people — with the global pandemic snuffing out travel. Layoffs will begin next month and run through the end of the year, according to parent company Booking Holdings Inc. Booking Holdings, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, also...

FILEā€”In this June 3, 2020 file photo, visitors arrive at Universal Studios, in Orlando, Fla. Amusement parks of all sizes are adjusting everything from selling tickets to serving meals while trying to reassure the public and government leaders that they're safe to visit amid the coronavirus crisis and warnings against large gatherings. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

Aug. 3, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs." Universal has...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

Aug. 1, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal election will...