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Economist: Rhode Island's economic recovery could take years

Jul. 14, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has moved past the worst of the coronavirus economic downtown, but it may be years before things get back to what is considered normal, University of Rhode Island economist Len Lardaro says. “For Rhode Island, we weren’t doing terribly well before the...

European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a media conference at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, July 10, 2020. European Council President Charles Michel presented updated proposals for the EU's long-term budget and post-coronavirus recovery plan ahead of a summit next week in Brussels where heads of state and government leaders will try to agree on a compromise. (Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool Photo via AP)

EU Council head tries to win over 'Frugal Four' on budget

Jul. 10, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With pressure mounting to reach an agreement on a post-coronavirus economic recovery plan, the president of the European Council on Friday tried to win over the so-called group of “Frugal Four" member countries with new proposals. Charles Michel’s latest offers keep the size...

FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo, empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. United United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. United officials said Wednesday, July 8 that they still hope to limit the number of layoffs by offering early retirement, but they have to send notices this month to comply with a law requiring that workers get 60 days' notice ahead of mass job cuts. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

Jul. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak intensifies, threatening to slow hiring and deepening the uncertainty for employees, consumers and companies across the country. Coronavirus case counts are rising in 38 states, and the nation as a whole has been shattering single-day...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

In this photo provided by Cho Ray Hospital, a doctor attends to

British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

Jul. 7, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. A group of Vietnamese doctors who have been overseeing the treatment of the 42-year-old man from Scotland announced...

Kansas woman with 15% survival rate, recovers from COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The story of what happened to the Brewster family of Kansas City, Kansas, may be as tragic as any in this pandemic that has taken thousands of lives. Released by the Riverbend long-term care facility on April 3 —at the beginning of a massive coronavirus outbreak in the...

Wearing masks amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, volunteers Karen Cooperstein, right, and Edwin Chinchilla, left, prepare food for the pubic during a drive through food pantry distribution by Catholic Charities in Dallas, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

Jul. 2, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus. While the jobless rate...

A beachwear store also advertises it sells protective gear against COVID-19, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The coronavirus hasn't take a vacation. When hotels were allowed to start taking reservations again on May 15 after the COVID-19 shutdown, there had been 283 COVID-19 cases in Horry County, which includes and surrounds Myrtle Beach. By June 20, there were more than 1,800 cases, and the number of infections has doubled in the past 10 days. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Officials warn COVID-19 job recovery not happening in SC

Jul. 2, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases show no sign of slowing and more people are ending up in the hospital with the virus, South Carolina officials said the recovery of jobs they hoped for has not materialized. Nearly 17,000 people filed unemployment claims for the week ending June 27 in South...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves the job market far below its pre-pandemic levels. The payroll company ADP said that small businesses reported the largest gain, adding 937,000 jobs. Construction firms and restaurants and hotels also posted big increases in hiring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

5 things to watch for in Thursday's jobs report for June

Jul. 1, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will issue what will almost surely be another remarkable jobs report. Hiring in June might have reached the highest monthly total on record — 3 million. Yet so deep were the...

Residents some wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus buy lunch at a restaurant that has started selling their food on the street to avoid the indoors in Beijing Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Three months after China declared victory over the coronavirus and started to reopen its economy, restaurants are among thousands of small businesses that are struggling to lure back skittish consumers nervous about the virus and possible job losses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China reopens but businesses struggle to lure back consumers

Jun. 30, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Daronghe restaurant in Chengdu in China’s west has reopened but, with business down by half, its staff of 150 come to work on alternate days. Three months after China declared victory over the coronavirus and started to reopen its economy, the restaurant is among thousands of...