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A trader studies his screens as he prepares for the day's activities on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2020 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street and bond yields are sinking to more record lows as investors fear that economic damage from the spreading coronavirus outbreak will be longer than previously thought. Major U.S. indexe are down more than 2% in the early going. European...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 6, 2020. Asian shares are falling as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominate financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 06, 2020 - 7:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stocks and the price of oil dropped sharply again Friday as pessimism prevailed over hopes for central bank action to counter the economic disruption from the virus outbreak. Rumors that Chinese officials might be overstating the extent to which local businesses are getting back...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 6, 2020. Asian shares are falling as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominate financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 06, 2020 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stocks and the price of oil dropped sharply again Friday as pessimism prevailed over hopes for central bank action to counter the economic disruption from the virus outbreak. Rumors that Chinese officials might be overstating the extent to which local businesses are getting back...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall at the Scranton Cultural Center, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2020 - 10:34 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump defended the administration's response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions Thursday from select members of the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle. Trump, who...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall at the Scranton Cultural Center, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 05, 2020 - 8:46 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump defended the administration's response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions Thursday from select members of the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle. Trump, who...
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Trader Peter Mancuso prepares for the day's trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2020 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear dominated financial markets again on Thursday, and stocks fell sharply on worries about the fast-spreading virus outbreak. It's the latest shudder in Wall Street's most volatile week in more than eight years. Major U.S. indexes lost roughly 3.5%, and Treasury yields touched...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2020, file photo shows a sold sign is posted on a real estate sign outside a home in Derry, N.H. On Thursday, March 5, U.S. long-term mortgage rates dropped to all-time lows this week as anxiety over risks to the economy deepened amid the burgeoning viral outbreak crisis. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year loan plummeted to 3.29% from 3.45% last week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 05, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates have sunk to a record low, giving many homeowners an opening to refinance their loans to free up money to spend or save. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage hit a record low of 3.29% this week from 3.45% last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. The...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend the weekly College of Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has put climate change at the top of her priorities and pledged to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, will present her plans on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 04, 2020 - 8:51 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European Union's aim to make the 27-country bloc climate neutral by 2050. Under its Green Deal agenda, the EU's...
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Voters wait on line at a polling station at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
March 04, 2020 - 3:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technical issues plagued polling sites throughout California as people turned out in droves, taxing a system meant to make voting easier with new technology, same-day registration and centralized vote centers in some counties. In the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles,...
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Voters wait on line at a polling station at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)
March 04, 2020 - 3:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technical issues plagued polling sites throughout California as people turned out in droves, taxing a system meant to make voting easier with new technology, same-day registration and centralized vote centers in some counties, In the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles,...
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