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Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Delaware reports its first 2 coronavirus deaths

Mar. 26, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials on Thursday announced Delaware's first two coronavirus deaths, including one that occurred after the first known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the state. The death of an 86-year-old man who had lived at Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark was...

Harry Powell, of Lexington, Ky., works to change the marquee at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Kentucky Theatre will close on Wednesday following an executive order from Gov. Andy Beshear asking all public-facing businesses to close to help fight the spread of coronavirus. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky gov orders nonessential businesses to close

Mar. 22, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday ordered nonessential retail businesses to close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear said the move is effective at 8 p.m. Monday and includes businesses such as entertainment, clothing, bookstores, jewelry stores and car dealerships. He...

Business owners voice concerns on disability center closing

Mar. 21, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

WHITE HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Trish Capone sized up the state’s plans to close her town’s largest employer, a residential center for people with intellectual disabilities. “I’m sure it will have some effect on the whole town,” said Capone, as she sold lottery tickets at White...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo a United Auto Workers assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 trucks being assembled at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. The United Auto Workers union wants Detroit's three automakers to shut down their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe from the spreading coronavirus. But union President Rory Gamble says in an email to members obtained by The Associated Press that the companies were not willing to shut factories down. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ford suspends dividend, borrows to weather virus downturn

Mar. 19, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is suspending its dividend to preserve cash as vehicles sales fade due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said it's drawing on two credit lines to put another $15.4 billion in cash on its balance sheet. Like other companies, Ford Motor Co. also withdrew its financial guidance...

A man sits alone at a coffee shop area at a shopping centre in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Govts pledge aid as global commerce seizes in face of virus

Mar. 17, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Governments and central banks are scrambling to find ways to keep businesses from going bankrupt as the virus outbreak grinds the world economy to a halt. A day after Wall Street endured its worst daily drop since the crash of 1987, European markets wavered, while U.S. stocks recovered about half of their losses....

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, attendees take a close look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February, 2020,  from a year ago after Beijing shut down much of the economy to fight a virus outbreak, adding to problems for an industry that already was struggling with shrinking demand. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Automakers dodged parts shortage, but virus poses new threat

Mar. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When the coronavirus cut off the flow of parts from China in early January, most global automakers were ready: Anticipating such a crisis, they had prepared to tap other suppliers and to conserve parts that they had stored. Now, they face fast-moving new threats that seem beyond their...

Bill to close loophole for Colorado electric vehicle sales

Mar. 10, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado bill allowing electric vehicle manufacturers to sell directly to consumers passed a key legislative committee, clearing the way for a compromise with auto dealerships. The House Energy and Environment Committee approved an amended version of the bill Monday, The Colorado Sun...

Cars to Cows: David Moore steering the family farm

Mar. 8, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Long before David Moore became part of the family car business, he learned what it took to raise cattle and operate a large farm. “I joined 4-H when I was 9 years old and started showing cattle from then on,” said David Moore, who was also a four-year member of Daviess...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014 file photo,  Reid Bigland unveils the Dodge Challenger Shaker at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.  Fiat Chrysler's head of U.S. sales is leaving the automaker after more than two decades.  Bigland had a bumpy career that saw huge growth but also a whistleblower lawsuit over a scheme to pay dealers to report fake sales numbers. The Italian-American company says Bigland will leave April 3, 2020.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, File)

Fiat Chrysler US sales chief who sued the company is leaving

Mar. 4, 2020 10:25 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's head of U.S. sales is leaving the company after a bumpy career that saw him file a whistleblower lawsuit over a scheme to pay dealers to report fake sales numbers. The company says in a statement that Reid Bigland will leave Fiat Chrysler April 3 after 22 years with the...

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, traffic sits queued up on Uhuru Highway leading to downtown Nairobi, Kenya. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa new wheels often mean a used car from Japan or Europe which are affordable to the growing middle class, but environmental activists and others complain that the second-hand vehicles, unable to meet stringent pollution tests elsewhere, are simply being dumped in the world's poorest continent. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

Used cars keep Africans moving, but dumping concerns remain

Mar. 1, 2020 7:13 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Salesmen whistle at potential buyers of scores of vehicles shining in the afternoon sun. One truck might bring over $20,000 but it's far from the “brand new” ride the salesman touts it to be while attempting to start the engine. The truck is one of tens of thousands of...