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Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street health-care-led rally

TOKYO — Asian shares surged Tuesday after a rally in U.S. stocks, mostly spurred by health care companies' announcements of developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% in morning trading to 19,243.
Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

WUHAN, China — The city at the centre of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months.
Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death tol
Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

NEW YORK — John Prine is in stable condition after being placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms, his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine said Monday. The singer-songwriter's family said Sunday that Prine was critically ill.
Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to rejuvenate its t
Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers

NEW YORK — Macy's will furlough a majority of its 130,000 workers with its stores dark. The company on Monday said it is transitioning to an ‘’absolute minimum workforce" needed to maintain basic operations. Online operations won't be hit as hard.
US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak

BALTIMORE — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession.
Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

Longtime soap opera actor John Callahan dies at 66

LOS ANGELES — Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.
Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

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 di

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer dies of virus complications

NEW YORK — Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.
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