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A street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  Stocks are mostly lower as Wall Street heads into the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, but it's still holding on to a gain of almost 11% for the month.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stocks mostly fall, even as tech gains push Nasdaq to record

Nov. 25, 2020 4:55 PM EST

Stocks gave back some of their recent gains Wednesday as a batch of discouraging economic data prompted investors to take a pause a day after the market's record-setting climb. The S&P 500 dropped 0.2% a day after setting an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped below 30,000, a day after...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) makes a reception against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thursday night to Sunday

Nov. 25, 2020 4:55 PM EST

The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday afternoon because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore. The NFL announced the move Wednesday, placing the game at 1:15 p.m. EST on NBC. Previously, it was scheduled for NBC's prime-time telecast on Thanksgiving Day. Baltimore...

In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 photo the German Chancellery is illuminated in Berlin, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors are expected Wednesday to extend a partial shutdown well into December, and discuss tightening some restrictions while allowing somewhat more generous rules for the Christmas period. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany extends partial shutdown to curb virus spread

Nov. 25, 2020 4:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors on Wednesday agreed to extend a partial shutdown well into December in an effort to further reduce the rate of COVID-19 infections ahead of the Christmas period. Germany embarked on a so-called “wave-breaker”...

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) passes the ball to wide receiver Rashod Bateman (0) during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Purdue, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Minnesota WR Bateman ends season early out of virus concerns

Nov. 25, 2020 4:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman decided Wednesday to end his season early out of concern over COVID-19, the day after the Gophers canceled their game against Wisconsin due to a rise in cases within the program. Bateman, a widely projected first-round pick in the 2021 NFL...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Burl Cain, the former warden at Angola prison in Louisiana, responds to a lawmaker's question during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Corrections Committee at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The committee unanimously endorsed Cain, who faced ethics questions in Louisiana, to be the new commissioner of Mississippi's troubled prison system. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

17 inmates positive for coronavirus at Mississippi prison

Nov. 25, 2020 4:33 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is testing 500 inmates at a south Mississippi prison after a coronavirus outbreak, officials said Wednesday. Seventeen inmates at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville tested positive for the coronavirus over the past two...

FILE - A for sale sign stands in front of a house, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Westwood, Mass.   On Thursday, Nov. 12, U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week. They remain at historically low levels, now around a percentage point below a year ago.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.84%

Nov. 25, 2020 4:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week. They remain at historically low levels, now around a percentage point below a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year benchmark loan increased to 2.84% from 2.78% from last week. By...

Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 4:31 PM EST

Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a government program announced Wednesday to help hospitals deal with the latest surge. Some hospitals already offered patients with private insurance the choice of getting care at home instead of in the hospital....

FILE - This Aug. 27, 2020 file photo shows senate chambers at the State Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. The California Assembly will be trading its Capitol chambers for a downtown NBA arena when it kicks off the new session Dec. 7, 2020 in an effort to limit coronavirus spread. Speaker Anthony Rendon said Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 the extra space and better air filtration at the Golden 1 Center will help keep lawmakers, staff and the press safe. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP,File)

California Assembly to meet in NBA arena for new session

Nov. 25, 2020 4:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly will be trading its Capitol chambers for a downtown NBA arena when it kicks off the new session Dec. 7 in an effort to limit coronavirus spread. Speaker Anthony Rendon said Wednesday the extra space and better air filtration at the Golden 1 Center will help...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Nov. 25, 2020 4:29 PM EST

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020...