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A combo of recent images and filed on Friday May 15, 2020 of pubs that are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Britain's 47,000 or so pubs were told to close their doors on March 20, three days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the full lockdown. The pub holds a special place in British culture, unmatched anywhere else in the world. They are key building blocks of a shared identity and shared connections from the tiniest hamlet in cider country in southwest England, to the more whisky-focused havens in Scotland's Shetland Islands. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record

May. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TEUTONIC SHIFT: Germany — Europe's biggest economy —...

People wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 8, 2020. Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks rise on hopes that awful jobs report marks the bottom

May. 8, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Wall Street doubled down on its bet that the worst of the recession has passed, sending stocks higher again on Friday despite another historic, crushing report on the job market. Stocks around the world were already rising before the U.S. government gave its monthly report on jobs, in part on hopes that the U.S....

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a closed Dolce & Gabbana store, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan in New York. Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

With layoffs high but slowing, can US job market rise up?

May. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since its record-setting peak five weeks ago, the number of laid-off U.S. workers applying for jobless benefits, while still extraordinarily high, has steadily slowed. The trend suggests that the grimmest period of layoffs that began after businesses suddenly shut down in March has...

Mountain top: Game of Thrones actor sets deadlift record

May. 2, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

KOPAVOGUR, Iceland (AP) — The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world. “Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) on Saturday. Bjornsson, the 2018...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Navy wide receiver Malcolm Perry runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Perry, drafted by the Miami Dolphins, will be able to turn pro in 2020 thanks to a policy change initiated by President Donald Trump. New guidelines issued in November 2019 allow service academy graduates to seek delaying their military commitment in order to play pro sports, and Perry's request for a waiver is expected to be granted. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Record-setting Navy QB Perry will get NFL shot with Dolphins

Apr. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As Malcolm Perry started his senior year last fall, he knew the Marine Corps was in his future. Pro football? Not likely — not for a 5-foot-9 quarterback at the Naval Academy. Then the Midshipmen started 7-1, with Perry rushing for 16 touchdowns, and he became less sure about what...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The Latest: SEC has 40 players selected through 3 rounds

Apr. 25, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the powerhouse league had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds. The...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

First night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewers

Apr. 24, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

The first night of the NFL draft averaged a record 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago. Thursday night's first round was aired on ABC, ESPN, the NFL Network and ESPN Deportes. The coverage peaked from 8:45-9 p.m. EDT when 19.6 million viewers tuned in, according to...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

SEC smashes record for most NFL draft picks in 1st round

Apr. 24, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

The first round of the NFL draft opened and closed with players from the Southeastern Conference, a fitting way to mark the league's record-setting night. The football powerhouse had 15 players selected Thursday, smashing the previous mark of 12 set by the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006 and matched twice by...

Oil tank train cars sit idle Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in East Chicago, Ind. The world is awash in oil, there's little demand for it and we're running out of places to put it. That in a nutshell explains this week's strange and unprecedented action in the market for crude oil futures contracts, where traders essentially offered to pay someone else to deal with the oil they were due to have delivered next month. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Asian stocks fall further amid oil market turmoil

Apr. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell further Wednesday as oil prices recovered some of their record-setting losses amid anxiety about the coronavirus pandemic's mounting economic damage. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia retreated while Shanghai was little-changed after Wall Street...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. After leading the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades, Mahomes is finally eligible to sign a contract extension this off-season. Both sides are eager to come to terms on what could be a record-setting deal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Chiefs, Mahomes eye record-setting deal following NFL draft

Apr. 21, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leigh Steinberg’s focus this week is rightfully on the three-day NFL draft, where new clients such as Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and teammate Jerry Jeudy will learn where they will begin their professional careers. It won't be long before Steinberg's attention is back...