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A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains

Jul. 8, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Thursday following gains for major U.S. tech stocks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia rose. U.S. stocks have recovered most of this year’s losses, helping to push up global prices, despite rising numbers of...

Evers: Capitol will stay closed, state workers to wear masks

Jul. 8, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Capitol building will not reopen next week, as had been planned, and state employees will have to wear masks whenever they're working indoors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced Wednesday. The Capitol building has been...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens to questions during a news conference following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

Jul. 7, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader...

Nebraska brings back job search requirements for unemployed

Jul. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who lost their jobs will once again have to actively look for new employment to maintain their benefits, state officials said as they announced plans to resume Gov. Pete Ricketts’ signature reemployment program. The Nebraska Department of Labor said it will impose...

Nearly 12,000 Vermont businesses share over $1.1 billion

Jul. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

Nearly 12,000 small businesses in Vermont shared a total of more than $1.1 billion in funding from a federal government lending program to keep small businesses open and workers employed amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to data released by the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday. The recipients...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jul. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Kansas City Star, July 5 We all join Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in his heartbreak and disgust over the violence that’s so out of control that three kids were killed here last week. One of them, a 4-year-old who had survived heart surgery, was shot in his own big-boy bed, during a driveby shooting. Two...

Fraud suspected for jump in Indiana jobless benefit claims

Jul. 3, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials suspect fraud might be to blame for the state’s number of initial unemployment filings more than doubling in recent weeks. Those new claims for jobless benefits in Indiana had fallen to about 24,000 a week in early June after peaking at 139,000 soon after...

Gov: New color-coded alert system can help Ohio fight virus

Jul. 2, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday as he also announced much-awaited guidance for reopening schools. The...

Marita and Joe Dinnini wear masks and gloves while playing a slot machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Playgrounds, rides, libraries, museums reopen in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's playgrounds, water and amusement parks, libraries and museums reopened Thursday after a monthslong pause because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Atlantic City's casinos also reopened, though without smoking, drinking and indoor dining. New Jersey continues to reopen businesses...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, at podium, speaks about Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan during a media availability at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. In most of the state, Phase 3 will begin on Monday. In Boston, the Phase 3 reopening will begin a full week later, on July 13. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; 51 new deaths reported

Jul. 2, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back customers and visitors in Massachusetts as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday. In order to open, the facilities will have to meet...