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FILE - In this Thursday, March 12, 2020 file photo, a worker wearing a mask and protective clothing walks between the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital in northern Italy. The medical impact of the new coronavirus is coming into sharper focus in March 2020 as it continues its spread in what is now officially recognized as a pandemic. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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March 15, 2020 - 8:02 am
The medical impact of the new coronavirus is coming into sharper focus as it continues its spread in what is now officially recognized as a pandemic. Its true fatality rate isn't yet known, but it seems 10 times higher than the flu, which kills hundreds of thousands around the world each year, the...
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March 14, 2020 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York state has reported its first death from the new coronavirus. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the patient was an 82-year-old woman with emphysema who died at a hospital in New York City. She died on Friday.
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Stock trader Thomas Lee works at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 13, 2020. Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street a day after the worst drop since 1987. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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March 13, 2020 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest point gain ever — after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Dow's gains...
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March 13, 2020 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak.
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March 13, 2020 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers over the coronavirus outbreak, an emerging development Friday as an aid package teetered in Congress without his full public support. The president's decision to move ahead was confirmed by two people familiar with the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2020, as she heads to a briefing on the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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March 13, 2020 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that she and the Trump administration are close to agreement on a coronavirus aid package to reassure anxious Americans by providing sick pay, free testing and other resources, hoping to calm teetering financial markets amid the mounting crisis...
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A pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The deepening coronavirus crisis is sending stocks into another alarming slide on Wall Street, triggering a brief, automatic shutdown in trading for the second time this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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March 12, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The escalating coronavirus emergency sent the stock market Thursday into its worst slide since the Black Monday crash of 1987, extending a sell-off that has now wiped out most of Wall Street’s big gains since President Donald Trump took office. The S&P 500 plummeted 9.5%, for a...
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Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Peter Giacchi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Stocks are sharply lower after resuming trading as traders fear that not enough is being done to contain the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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March 12, 2020 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The deepening coronavirus crisis sent stocks into another alarming slide Thursday, extending a sell-off that has wiped out most of the big run-up on Wall Street since President Donald Trump's inauguration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2,100 points, or 8.9%, in the early...
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March 12, 2020 - 10:00 am
New York (WBEN/AP) - The sell-off bludgeoning financial markets around the world got even worse Thursday as the economic pain caused by the coronavirus became more painfully clear. Worries are rising that the White House and other authorities around the world can’t or won’t do what’s needed to help...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The couple have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday, March 11. The 63-year-old actor said they will be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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March 11, 2020 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday. Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight fevers. "To play things right, as is needed in the world...
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