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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...

Natasha Blunt poses for a portrait in New Orleans, Friday, July 31, 2020. Blunt owes thousands of dollars in back rent after she lost her banquet porter job. She has yet to receive her stimulus check and has not been approved for unemployment benefits. Her family is getting by with food stamps and the charity of neighbors. (AP Photo/Dorthy Ray)

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Aug. 4, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kelyn Yanez used to clean homes during the day and wait tables at night in the Houston area before the coronavirus. But the mother of three lost both jobs in March because of the pandemic and now is facing eviction. The Honduran immigrant got help from a local church to pay part of...

Sakai Harrison poses for a portrait after leading his clients through a rigorous workout on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Harrison moved to New York to try to make it as a personal trainer and designer - but his gym shuttered early in the pandemic, and after weeks of struggling to both pay the rent and put food in his fridge, he knew what he had to do. He moved back to Georgia for greater stability. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Jul. 31, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties. A supplemental $600 in...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 25 The New York Times on political conventions and President Donald Trump canceling the Republican National Committee’s nominating convention in Florida: President Trump announced on Thursday that, in deference to the pandemic, he...

Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states

Jul. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the Midwest and South, enhanced federal payments that helped avert financial ruin for millions of unemployed Americans were set to expire — leaving threadbare safety nets offered by...

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo a For Rent sign hangs on a closed shop during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami Beach, Fla. Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced layoffs during the pandemic now believe their lost jobs will not return, a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows, as temporary layoffs give way to shuttered businesses, bankruptcies and lasting payroll cuts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return

Jul. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers needing to find a new employer, if not a new...

AP-NORC poll: Nearly half of Americans whose families lost jobs during the pandemic believe the jobs will not return

Jul. 24, 2020 8:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: Nearly half of Americans whose families lost jobs during the pandemic believe the jobs will not return.
Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

Jul. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery. And an extra $600 in weekly...

Magnolia Ortega, center, stands outside a Western Union with her husband Arturo Morales and their daughter Marlene after wiring money to her family in Mexico, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Staten Island, New York. Ortega lost her job cleaning houses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the monthly amount she sends home. She's considering returning to her hometown of San Jeronimo Xayacatlan but says there's no work there either and that would mean one less family member sending back one less monthly check. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Virus means Mexican emigrants send fewer dollars to hometown

Jul. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the weeks he spent flat on his back in his Brooklyn bunk, wracked with pain and struggling to breathe, Axayacatl Figueroa could think of nothing but the small town and the family he had left behind in Mexico. Each month, he had sent $300 or $400 to his wife and son in San Jerónimo...

Crystal and Chris Martin stand outside their home, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Burton, Mich., as one of their children looks on. The Martins, who had to defer some mortgage payments, are among millions of Americans who have struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal has been laid off since March from her job at a roller skating rink and Chris, an X-ray technician at a Flint hospital, was laid off, then took parental leave after the birth of a child this month. A new study by NORC at the University of Chicago finds that more than a quarter of Americans report losing income, investments and savings during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)

Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans' finances in disparate ways

Jul. 21, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Crystal and Chris Martin put off some payments on their home in this blue-collar town near Flint and are pinching pennies to make ends meet until they return to work. In Windsor, Connecticut, Anne Druce's family canceled home improvement projects out of an abundance of caution but...