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FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a United States flag is reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studio in Times Square, New York.  Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could shape up to be both a dismal year for economic growth and the best year for the IPO market in two decades. 
 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

IPOs head for banner year on stock market's strength

Sep. 24, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the best year for the IPO market in two decades. Newly public companies have piggybacked on the broader stock market, which made a soaring recovery in spring and summer...

People eat and drink outside in Soho, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that pubs and restaurants closing at 10pm, due to the spike of cases of coronavirus across the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

UK's Johnson urges 'spirit of togetherness' to combat virus

Sep. 22, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for resolve and a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled new restrictions on everyday life to suppress a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. Warning that the measures could last for six months, Johnson...

An honor guard with the American Legion Post 374 of Millard wear face masks against COVID-19 present arms during the graveside service of David Owen Cary at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE -- In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 photo people wear face masks as they cross a street in Vienna, Austria. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. He is appealing to his compatriots to comply with newly reinforced rules to keep down infections. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)

Austria's leader: 2nd wave of virus has begun, use caution

Sep. 13, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections, the country's leader said Sunday, urging citizens to comply with reinforced rules to keep down new cases and suggesting that companies keep employees working from home if possible. Austria had a relatively...

FILE- In this June 19, 2018, file photo a router and internet switch are displayed in East Derry, N.H. Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. Home networks are a major target for cybercriminals, who use innocuous smart gadgets as stepping stones to loot data from PCs and phones. Or they may co-opt the simpler devices  into much larger “botnets” that can be used to wreak havoc across the internet.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network

Sep. 8, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. It’s no longer just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may be...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center left, greets a worker during a visit to the HS2 Solihull Interchange building site in Solihull, England, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Construction is set to formally begin on Britain’s 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the project, which has its “shovels in the ground

Construction starts on Britain's high-speed rail project

Sep. 4, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally began Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the HS2 project, which has its “shovels in the ground" moment...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

Aug. 31, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who came to help with the...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo, Waterloo station, one of the busiest train stations in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London. The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concern that the number of people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses in city centers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Friday, Aug. 28 that this is the right time for many people to return to work because children will be going back to school next week. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK presses hard to get more workers back into the office

Aug. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concerns that the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses, leaving city centers virtual “ghost towns.” Prime Minister Boris...