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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 3, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for a third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3% to finish at 22,613.76. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.8% to...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 2, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Layoffs, few seasonal workers at Oregon State Parks

Jun. 2, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state parks have started to reopen, but the agency that manages them is is facing an estimated $22 million budget shortfall between now and next June amid the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Tuesday...

Report: Wisconsin wages, income should rebound in 2021

Jun. 2, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's income levels and wages should rebound next year after the coronavirus pandemic crippled the state's economy, according to a report Gov. Tony Evers' administration released Tuesday. The analysis from the state Department of Revenue notes that Wisconsin lost 440,000 jobs in...

Cheyenne HollyFrontier refinery to lay off 200, switch focus

Jun. 2, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of Wyoming's major oil refineries will lay off over two-thirds of its workforce and undergo a major reworking in response to tough economic conditions. The announcement Monday by HollyFrontier Corp. was more bad economic news for Cheyenne after last week's announcement that the...

A traveler walks in a mostly empty American Airlines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. From Britain's EasyJet to American and Delta in the U.S., airlines are cutting even more jobs to cope with a crushing drop in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Virus leaves the US travel industry struggling to recover

Jun. 2, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

U.S. air travel down almost 90% from a year ago. A ghostly emptiness at Hawaii's tourist hotels. Deserted Las Vegas casinos counting the days to reopening. Few sectors of the economy have endured as much devastation from the coronavirus as the travel business. Surveying the wreckage, economists and company...

FILE - In this May 3, 2020, file photo, light shines from inside the U.S. Capitol dome at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

Jun. 1, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress convened Monday with protests outside its door and across the nation, the Capitol already struck by the COVID-19 outbreak now confronting a deepening crisis over the treatment of black people in the United States. The civil unrest over the death of George Floyd at the hands...

Vista aérea del Yankee Stadium en Nueva York, el jueves 26 de marzo de 2020. (John Woike/Samara Media vía AP)

MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

Jun. 1, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles. Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated salaries, leaving...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 1, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Fixing our broken country will require all of us Akron Beacon Journal May 31 With cities on fire from coast to coast and nightly battles raging between police and protesters, it may seem like our country has descended into a dark and...

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Jun. 1, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 31, 2020. We can trust the outcome of mail voting, as Nebraska’s primary shows Let’s be clear: Voter fraud in the United States is rare. No data-supported evidence suggests that it is anything other than extremely unusual. Study after study since 2000 from a range of sources...