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Amazon fires New York warehouse worker who staged walkout

Posted 4/1/2020 in National

Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.



Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Posted 4/1/2020 in National

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.



Consumer confidence sinks as virus begins having impact

Posted 4/1/2020 in National

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level in nearly three years as the impact of the coronavirus on the economy began to be felt.



In shadow of COVID-19, Army Field Band plays on for America

Posted 4/1/2020 in National

For members of the U.S. Army Field Band, it has never been merely about the music. Yes, they wanted to please the ear, but they played for the Army. For America.



How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren't enough to go around?



Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge.



Trump administration rules gun shops 'essential' amid virus

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops are considered "essential" businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.



Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest.



Pastor arrested for violating rules during coronavirus outbreak

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.



How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed and most Americans in their homes, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to 200,000 people dead and millions infected.



Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There's a whiff of paranoia in the air.



FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.



Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

Macy's, Kohl's and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemic.



Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy.



Urgent question from small businesses: When will aid arrive?

Posted 3/31/2020 in National

When will the money arrive? That's the urgent question for small business owners who have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 3-31-20

Posted 3/31/2020 in National



Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Posted 3/30/2020 in National

WASHINGTON -- Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.



US cases now most in world, US capital sees more infections

Posted 3/27/2020 in National

The United States' caseload of coronavirus infections surged to the most in the world and its capital reported more infections, as Italy shut most of its industry and masses of Indian day laborers received food rations after a lockdown put them out of work.



Are gun shops 'essential' businesses during a pandemic?

Posted 3/27/2020 in National

In some parts of the U.S., authorities say gun shops aren't essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stopping background checks for concealed carry permits. Elsewhere, city leaders have invoked emergency powers allowing bans on gun sales.



Ethanol plants seek rule changes to resupply hand sanitizer

Posted 3/27/2020 in National

As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture.



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