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16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

NEW YORK — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks in a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees.
UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

UK's Johnson out of intensive care as his condition improves

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition has improved and he has been moved out of intensive care where he was treated for three days with COVID-19, his office said Thursday.
Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

Wall Street climbs after Fed stuns markets again with aid

NEW YORK — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak. The gains put the S&P 500 on track for its best week since 1974.
Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

Pandemic has set the number of air travellers back decades

The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catching or spreading the new coronavirus.
Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

Oil-producing nations seek global deal to stabilize market

MOSCOW — Oil-producing countries including those of the OPEC cartel and Russia are trying to strike a global deal to pump less crude in a bid to limit a crash in prices that, while welcome for consumers, has been straining government budgets and push
Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

BAGHDAD — Iraq's intelligence chief was appointed on Thursday the country’s third prime minister-designate in just over a month, after the resignation of the most recent candidate amid political infighting, but the path to forming a government remain
Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

Apollo 13's most famous quotes originated in Hollywood

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Apollo 13's best known quotes originated not in space or Mission Control, but in Hollywood.
Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

NEW YORK — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S.
Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

WASHINGTON — Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants to pump $250 billion into a small business fund but opposes Democrats' proposal to tack on billions for protective gear, food sta