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May 07, 2020 - 9:19 am
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle have been battling wildfires that forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their homes, and a stretch of Interstate 10 remained closed in both directions Thursday morning due to smoke, authorities said. A more than 575-acre fire in...
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May 07, 2020 - 8:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.2 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the business shutdowns caused by the viral outbreak deepened the worst U.S. economic catastrophe in decades. Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the...
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May 06, 2020 - 12:59 pm
Kansas City, MO - Demand for meat is rising, at the same time as meat processors around the country are disrupted by closures caused by COVID-19 outbreaks, and as grocery chains begin to put limits on the amount of meat shoppers can purchase at any one time. That pressure for meat is being felt at...
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May 06, 2020 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While thousands of small businesses waited for coronavirus relief money to arrive, they were shutting down and laying off workers. Two reports issued this week shed light on the crisis that business owners have been struggling through since the coronavirus hit. On Wednesday, payroll...
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May 06, 2020 - 8:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' first-quarter net income fell 88%, but it still managed to make $247 million despite the arrival of the global coronavirus pandemic. U.S. automakers suspended production in much of the world in late March. For GM, that clipped revenue for the quarter by 6%, to $32.7...
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May 06, 2020 - 7:32 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. businesses cut an unprecedented 20.2 million jobs in April, an epic collapse as the coronavirus outbreak closed of offices, factories, schools, construction sites and stores that propel the U.S. economy. The Wednesday report from payroll company ADP showed the tragic depth and...
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May 05, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Kansas City, MO - Ahead of potential shortages of meat due to limitations during the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa-based Hy-Vee announced Tuesday it will begin to limit meat purchases by customers. Starting Wednesday, May 6th, customers at all locations will be limited to four packages of a...
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May 05, 2020 - 9:43 am
A group of U.S. senators is seeking an investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs' oversight of homes for aging veterans amid a spate of coronavirus deaths at the state-run centers. In a letter sent Tuesday, the senators asked the head of the Government Accountability Office to look into...
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May 05, 2020 - 9:25 am
Kansas City, MO - Typically held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the idea of donating to charities on #GivingTuesday has been repurposed as Giving Tuesday Now, an effort to generate interest and funds for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. The local, KC-based Veterans Community Project...
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May 05, 2020 - 8:53 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it’s protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 4,813 people have died from COVID-19 in the...
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