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Asian shares climb on China data, Wall Street rally

Asian shares climb on China data, Wall Street rally

BANGKOK — Shares surged Friday in Asia after China reported economic data that, while bleak, was better than expected.
US job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

US job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

WASHINGTON — The ranks of America's unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening parts of the country where the coronavir
Trump gives governors 3-phase plan to reopen economy

Trump gives governors 3-phase plan to reopen economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave governors a road map Thursday for recovering from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, laying out “a phased and deliberate approach” to restoring normal activity in places that have strong testing an

Tribes press judge to halt US-Canada pipeline as work starts

BILLINGS, Mont.
Business owners left out as lending program goes on hold

Business owners left out as lending program goes on hold

NEW YORK — The government’s lending program for small businesses is tapped out, leaving business owners who still need loans waiting for Congress to approve more funding.
Layoffs and pay cuts are now striking more white collar jobs

Layoffs and pay cuts are now striking more white collar jobs

WASHINGTON — First, it was bars, restaurants, hotels. And clothing stores, movie theatres , entertainment venues. And countless small businesses, from bookstores to barber shops.

Music industry mainstay Knox Phillips dies in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

NEW YORK — The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area jazz musicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81

Brian Dennehy, Tony-winning stage, screen actor, dies at 81

NEW YORK — Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, has died. He was 81.
Putin postpones World War II victory parade due to virus

Putin postpones World War II victory parade due to virus

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday postponed next month's Victory Day celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, citing the worsening coronavirus pandemic for putting off the lavish fes