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In this Monday, March 9, 2020 photo, Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas departs Port Canaveral, Fla. On Friday, March 13, Royal Caribbean announced the suspension of all of their cruises worldwide for 30 days, in response to the coronavirus threat. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Royal Caribbean loses $1.4 billion in first quarter

May. 20, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Royal Caribbean lost $1.4 billion in the first quarter after the coronavirus forced its entire fleet to port. Wall Street, however, overlooked the massive loss Wednesday, focusing instead on bookings for next year. The Miami cruise company said that bookings for 2021 are within...

FILE - In a Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, Carnival Cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Carnival Cruise Lines says it plans to gradually resume cruising in North America in August, nearly five months after it halted operations due to the new coronavirus. Sailings will begin on Aug. 1 with eight ships setting off from Galveston, Texas; Miami; and Port Canaveral, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Carnival to lay off hundreds in Florida, other states

May. 14, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise company, announced on Thursday it will be laying off hundreds of employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company’s CEO Arnold Donald said the combination of layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts were “necessary” as the...

A Mexican restaurant remains closed under current orders to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Friday, May 8, 2020, in South Portland, Maine. Under Gov. Janet Mills' current plan, Maine restaurants will be allowed to reopen on June 1. Bars will have to wait until July 1 to reopen.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Push to restart as job losses hit once inconceivable heights

May. 8, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL: In some regions, airlines ravaged by the outbreakare testing...

FILE - This May 30, 2018, file photo shows the Grand Princess cruise ship in Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska. Several cruise lines said Wednesday, May 6, 2020, they are canceling sailings to Alaska this summer, citing travel and other restrictions linked to coronavirus concerns. Two of the companies, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, had previously announced sharply reduced plans for voyages to and tours in Alaska.  (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Alaska faces more summer cruise ship cancellations

May. 6, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Three cruise lines said Wednesday they are canceling sailings to Alaska this summer, citing travel and other restrictions linked to coronavirus concerns. Two of the companies, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, had previously announced sharply reduced plans for voyages to and...

Anderson High School senior Teyaja Jones, right, poses in her cap and gown and a bandana face cover, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses that have now opened, but school buildings remain closed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

US infection rate rising outside New York as states open up

May. 5, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

Take the New York metropolitan area’s progress against the coronavirus out of the equation and the numbers show the rest of the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction, with the known infection rate rising even as states move to lift their lockdowns, an Associated Press analysis found Tuesday. New confirmed...

Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

May. 5, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises on Tuesday saying the company failed to protect its employees as the pandemic ravaged sailings around the world. The wrongful death case filed in circuit court in...

A woman wearing a protective mask walks through the mostly empty food court as Alabama's largest shopping mall, the Riverchase Galleria reopened in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Dozens of stores, including major retailers, remained closed as the mall opened for business for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

In push for normalcy, industries, nations test the waters

May. 5, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ ARE WE THERE YET?: Decisions about when it's safe to reopen businesses have...

Chegg, Tenet rise; Norwegian Cruise Line, WestRock fall

May. 5, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $10.09 to $17.85. The biotechnology company is being bought by Alexion Pharmaceuticals for just over $1.4 billion. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., down $3.26 to $11.18. The company told...

A worker of the Calzaturificio M.G.T shoe factory in Castelnuovo Vomano, central Italy, has her temperature checked at the entrance of the factory when she returns to work, Monday, May 4, 2020. Italy began stirring again Monday after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, with 4.4 million Italians able to return to work and restrictions on movement eased in the first European country to lock down in a bid to stem COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Italy lets millions back to work, US restrictions easing up

May. 4, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy started stirring Monday, with millions allowed back to work as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown started easing, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some restrictions even as tens of thousands of new cases were reported daily. In Washington, the Senate convened for the...

Carnival Cruise Line says it's canceling Alaska sailings

May. 4, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line is canceling its sailings to Alaska this summer, a company spokesperson said Monday. The move adds to the mounting woes facing the state’s tourism industry amid coronavirus concerns. The announcement referred only to Carnival Cruise Line and not the other...