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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

Apr. 2, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's global economic cost increased. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong opened lower but were trading higher by...

Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19 a woman pushes a basket full of groceries out of a store in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Virus spreads and car sales, energy prices, markets tumble

Apr. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________ THINGS WE VALUED: The outbreak has reshuffled the pecking order of what holds value and...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers labor at an assembly line for Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province, March 24, 2020. While many migrant workers across China remain trapped by travel bans due to the coronavirus, some industrial production has returned to action, including in the crucial auto manufacturing industry, which is largely based in Wuhan, and in businesses that provide critical links in global supply chains. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

First signs of housing disruption appear; a call for robots

Mar. 25, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Wednesday related to the global economy, particular economic sectors, and the workplace: HOUSING: Economists have been...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

Stores selling alcohol in Maryland see increase in sales

Mar. 23, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Liquor sales are booming in parts of Maryland as the coronavirus spreads. Renee Zacharias, manager of Ballenger Beer and Spirits, told the Frederick News Post over the weekend that business is triple what it usually is this time of year. She said customers have said they're...

The Latest: Evers says more virus deaths to come in state

Mar. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the closure of all nail and hair salons, barbers, day spas, tattoo parlors, body art establishments and tanning facilities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus....

Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered

A pot shop at your door: Home delivery surges amid outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. Marijuana users in the...

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)

China auto sales plunge in February amid virus shutdown

Mar. 12, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February from a year ago after much of the economy was shut down to fight a virus outbreak, an industry group reported Thursday, adding to problems for automakers already struggling with shrinking demand. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans fell to...

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...