NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
HONOLULU (AP) — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.
iStock(NEW YORK) -- In just a few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has changed the way thousands of companies operate in an unprecedented manner. As business owners and employees navigate the new normal, here are some of the ways they have adapted to stay operating amid a global pandemic.The COVID-19 outbreak has delivered an indiscriminate […]
Skyhobo/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency will put companies and specific facilities in charge of monitoring their own compliance with environmental laws during the novel coronavirus emergency, according to officials.This move has led critics to accuse the agency of backing off its role to prevent uncontrolled pollution or other violations.EPA argued the change was needed […]
Sushiman/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy: IMF chief predicts a 'quite deep' recession for 2020Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the […]
HRAUN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 24,000 people around the world.With more than 85,000 diagnosed cases, the United States has the highest national total in the world.Medical personnel around the world have been working hard to help those impacted by COVID-19. They are the front line of […]
flukyfluky/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Working in construction during the coronavirus pandemic has split the industry down the middle, according to advocates and health experts.On one hand, buildings, roads and utilities need regular maintenance and upgrades, and millions of blue-collar workers need those jobs to support families, construction union leaders said. At the same time, those close-knit […]