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$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading:…MORE

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

How long will Americans be fighting the coronavirus?

“In many ways, this situation is unprecedented – we’re trying to take some actions to curb the spread and timing of this pandemic,” said Stephen Morse, a disease researcher at Columbia University in New York.MORE

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

President Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to invoke a federal law that allows the government to marshal the private sector to fight the coronavirus epidemic, as the economic damage mounted with word that Detroit’s Big Three automakers agreed to shut down all their factories to protect workers.MORE

Trump: US, Canada to close border to nonessential travel

Trump: US, Canada to close border to nonessential travel

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and the Trump administration is considering a plan to turn back all people who cross the border illegally from Mexico, two administration officials said.MORE

World virus infections pass 200,000, Europe’s borders jammed

World virus infections pass 200,000, Europe’s borders jammed

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) —Desperate travelers choked European border crossings Wednesday after countries implemented strict controls to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has now infected more than 200,000 people worldwide and killed more than 8,000. In releasing the new figures, Johns Hopkins University also…MORE

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive federal effort Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. His proposed economic package alone…MORE

Stocks jump as Trump promises to ‘go big’ on aid for economy

Stocks jump as Trump promises to ‘go big’ on aid for economy

by Stan Choe, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he’s “going big” with plans to blunt the economic pain caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Markets around the world remain highly volatile as traders see a recession growing more likely, if it hasn’t begun already. Tuesday’s 4.7%…MORE

World hunkers down at home, stranded travellers scramble

World hunkers down at home, stranded travellers scramble

Tens of millions of people hunkered down in government-ordered isolation Tuesday as borders slammed shut, schools and businesses closed and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement took effect. Others were scrambling to get home, caught up in widespread travel restrictions that aimed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.MORE

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