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AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk

President Donald Trump is offering a rosy portrait of a smoothly running federal emergency lending program for small businesses that doesn't match reality
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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FedEx, Levi Strauss rise; TAL Education, Party City fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: FedEx, Levi Strauss rise; TAL Education, Party City fall 
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Lawmaker calls out airlines over rejected refunds: 'We bailed out your company'

A lawmaker told ABC News refunds should be mandated in a future stimulus bill.
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Senator Ed Markey holds a press conference in the lobby of the JFK Building in Boston, March 15, 2020.
13 minutes ago

Coronavirus economic updates: Toyota extends production suspension at US plants

Here is all the latest on how the COVID-19-induced economic crisis is unfolding.
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A person rides a bike down Wall Street, April 2, 2020, in New York.
23 minutes ago

Stocks up 3.4% on Wall Street as hopes build for virus peak

Stocks shot 3.4% higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors chose to focus on the optimistic side of data about the coronavirus outbreak’s trajectory
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A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower after gyrating in early trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei 225 inched up in Wednesday morning trading, but benchmarks in Australia, South Korea and Chine are lower. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
27 minutes ago

Mnuchin says direct deposits out next week for virus aid

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is telling House Democrats that direct deposits to Americans will begin next week under the coronavirus aid package
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Donald Trump listen to a question during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, at the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
1 hour ago

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
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Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight

There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic for both national economies and small businesses
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A man stands outside of a pharmacy wearing face protection during confinement to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Los Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread
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Walmart hit with wrongful death lawsuit after employee dies of COVID-19 complications

Wando Evans was 51 when he died of COVID-19 complications on March 25.
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Walmart shopping carts are seen In the parking lot in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 27, 2019.
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UK's Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving

Britain’s Treasury chief says Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition is improving in the intensive care unit of a London hospital
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Police officers stand outside St Thomas' Hospital in the background in central London, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Wednesday April 8, 2020. Johnson has spent his second night in hospital intensive care. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
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Iran says US oil production must be known before OPEC+ call

Iran has demanded that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting with Russia and others seeking to boost global energy prices
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Gas USA is selling gas for 97.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
3 hours ago

AP PHOTOS: German charity goes home-to-home in virus crisis

Lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic are forcing poor children to stay inside often-cramped homes, amplifying tensions that already exist
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Social worker Rebekka Rauchhaus of the Christian charity the Arche, or Ark, pulls a cart as she walks through the district Hellersdorf to deliver food, toys and hygiene products to poor families in the Hellersdorf suburb of Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The group that provides help to about 1,300 poor families across Germany is now delivering to their doorstep during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans

The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo after some of the bank’s thousands of small business customers were shut out of a program that’s supposed to throw them a financial lifeline
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FILE - In this April 3 2020 file photo, customers, some wearing face masks, line up outside a Wells Fargo branch in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles during the coronavirus outbreak. The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo, Wednesday, April 8, to allow it to make more loans that fall under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program and the Fed’s upcoming own small business lending program. The Fed has had Wells under a tight leash due to the bank’s prior scandalous behavior, including the opening of millions of fake accounts (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
4 hours ago

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus
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In this March 31, 2020 photo made available by World Central Kitchen, Chef Jose Andres, right, and Nate Mook discuss meal distribution to first responders in Washington, DC. Andres, whose 30-plus restaurants in the US include The Bazaar, Jaleo and the two Michelin-starred Somni, founded World Central Kitchen in 2010, serving over 15 million meals worldwide after hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters. Since the Coronavirus pandemic, his organization has served more than 750,000 meals. (Mike Jett/World Central Kitchen via AP)
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Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and requiring shoppers to bring reusable bags or pay a small fee
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In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, a sign posted at an entrance to a 365 Whole Foods store advises customers not to use their own bags while shopping in Lake Oswego, Ore. Just weeks earlier, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee. Grocery clerks are nervous that the virus could linger on reusable fabric bags and their unions are backing them up with demands to end plastic bag fees and suspend bag bans. The plastics industry has seized the moment, lobbying to overturn existing bans on single-use plastics. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 8, 2020, 2:37 PM

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus
April 8, 2020, 2:37 PM
April 8, 2020, 2:33 PM

Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructure

A huge bridge section has collapsed in Tuscany, the latest case of Italy’s infrastructure crumbling after years of neglect
April 8, 2020, 2:33 PM
April 8, 2020, 2:30 PM

CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic
April 8, 2020, 2:30 PM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 8, 2020, 2:01 PM

Coronavirus scams: guard against fraud cures and other cons

Watchdog groups are warning of a surging number of scams that target people who fear COVID-19 or need money due to lost income
April 8, 2020, 2:01 PM
April 8, 2020, 1:30 PM

With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, attention has turned to the Cabinet ministers left running the country
April 8, 2020, 1:30 PM
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, 3rd right, Home Secretary Priti Patel, 2nd right, lawmaker Michael Gove, fourth left, listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting since the general election, inside 10 Downing Street in London. With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Raab, Gove and Patel are among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
April 8, 2020, 10:59 AM

European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid

European governments are struggling to agree on how to help the region's hardest-hit countries weather the coronavirus recession
April 8, 2020, 10:59 AM
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, left, and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrive to give a press conference on an aid package in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin, Monday April 6, 2020. Restrictions on civil liberties and social restrictions have been imposed in many countries as the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus sweeps the globe. (John Macdougall/Pool via AP)
April 8, 2020, 6:27 AM

Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What's in it?

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit prefectures to step up the fight against the coronavirus outbreak
April 8, 2020, 6:27 AM
A statue of a Japanese Akita dog named "Hachiko" wearing a face mask is seen near Shibuya Station Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the new coronavirus. Hachiko has waited for his owner University of Tokyo Prof. Eizaburo Ueno at the same place by the station every afternoon, expecting him to return home for nearly 11 years even after Ueno's death at work. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 8, 2020, 5:33 AM

Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic
April 8, 2020, 5:33 AM
Customers wear face masks as they line up to enter a supermarket keeping social distancing following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
April 8, 2020, 5:03 AM

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and requiring shoppers to bring reusable bags or pay a small fee
April 8, 2020, 5:03 AM
In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, a sign posted at an entrance to a 365 Whole Foods store advises customers not to use their own bags while shopping in Lake Oswego, Ore. Just weeks earlier, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee. Grocery clerks are nervous that the virus could linger on reusable fabric bags and their unions are backing them up with demands to end plastic bag fees and suspend bag bans. The plastics industry has seized the moment, lobbying to overturn existing bans on single-use plastics. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 8, 2020, 5:03 AM

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and requiring shoppers to bring reusable bags or pay a small fee
April 8, 2020, 5:03 AM
In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, a sign posted at an entrance to a 365 Whole Foods store advises customers not to use their own bags while shopping in Lake Oswego, Ore. Just weeks earlier, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee. Grocery clerks are nervous that the virus could linger on reusable fabric bags and their unions are backing them up with demands to end plastic bag fees and suspend bag bans. The plastics industry has seized the moment, lobbying to overturn existing bans on single-use plastics. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 8, 2020, 3:49 AM

Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans

Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government’s emergency $349 billion lending program were still waiting amid reports of computer problems at the Small Business Administration
April 8, 2020, 3:49 AM
In this Friday, April 3, 2020, photo, a woman walks by local stores during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government’s emergency $349 billion lending program were still waiting Tuesday, April 7, 2020, amid reports of computer problems at the Small Business Administration.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 8, 2020, 3:27 AM

Asian shares mostly lower on worries about pandemic damage

Asian shares were mostly lower after gyrating in early trading amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak
April 8, 2020, 3:27 AM
In this image taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Tommy Gannon, Assistant Supervisor, Facilities, rings the opening bell at the NYSE, and recognizes the Sodexo food services staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)
April 8, 2020, 12:12 AM

Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died
April 8, 2020, 12:12 AM
FILE - This Aug. 17, 1997 file photo shows Earl G. Graves Sr. with his book "How To Succeed In Business Without Being White" in New York. Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died. He was 85. His son said Graves died Monday, April 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 8, 2020, 12:10 AM

Coronavirus pandemic breeds Washington lobbying boom

Business is booming in the Washington lobbying world despite the coronavirus pandemic
April 8, 2020, 12:10 AM
April 7, 2020, 11:01 PM

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

The devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world in cutting into the financial lifelines for people in Latin America, Africa and Asia
April 7, 2020, 11:01 PM
In this April 3, 2020 photo, a woman carrying a child walks past a closed courier business featuring a U.S. flag and the Spanish phrase: "Send to U.S.A" in the largely indigenous town of Joyabaj, Guatemala, where half of the residents depend on remittances, almost all from the U.S. The devastation wrought by COVID-19 across the developed world is cutting into the financial lifelines for people across Latin America, Africa and Asia. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 7, 2020, 9:56 PM

'Pharma Bro' wants out of prison to research coronavirus

Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli wants out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus
April 7, 2020, 9:56 PM
FILE- In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical company CEO, Martin Shkreli, arrives at federal court in New York. The convicted former drug company wants out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus. Shkreli's attorney said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that he will be filing court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 7, 2020, 8:36 PM

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed modestly lower Tuesday on Wall Street after a rally faded in the last few minutes of trading following a sudden drop in the price of crude oil
April 7, 2020, 8:36 PM
April 7, 2020, 8:35 PM

Coronavirus economic updates: Markets close flat after Monday's surge

The health crisis has quickly turned into an economic one.
April 7, 2020, 8:35 PM
New York Stock Exchange on March 19, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City.
April 7, 2020, 8:18 PM

Macy's, Kraft Heinz rise; Alcon, NXP Semiconductor fall

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Macy’s, Kraft Heinz rise; Alcon, NXP Semiconductor fall
April 7, 2020, 8:18 PM
April 7, 2020, 7:48 PM

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
April 7, 2020, 7:48 PM
April 7, 2020, 7:32 PM

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

As businesses, schools, churches and others turn to video conference platforms to stay connected amid the global coronavirus pandemic, many have reported being attacked by uninvited guests
April 7, 2020, 7:32 PM
April 7, 2020, 6:48 PM

Boston Sports Club hit with class-action suit for charging members during coronavirus

The action came after the state's attorney general demanded answers in a letter.
April 7, 2020, 6:48 PM
April 7, 2020, 5:48 PM

ECB takes action to keep banks lending during virus crisis

The European Central Bank is swinging into action again to fight the economic downturn from the coronavirus
April 7, 2020, 5:48 PM
A nearly full moon sets over the buildings of the banking district and the European Central Bank, right, in Frankfurt, Germany, early Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Due to the coronavirus the economy worldwide expects heavy losses. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 7, 2020, 5:46 PM

As flights are canceled amid coronavirus, officer sues United Airlines for refund

United said in a statement that they have not been served with the complaint.
April 7, 2020, 5:46 PM
United Airlines passenger jets are shown at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, April 6, 2020.
April 7, 2020, 5:30 PM

Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services
April 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, people stand in an aisle of empty shelves in a supermarket in London, amid panic-buying due to the coronavirus outbreak. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 7, 2020, 5:23 PM

Trump sidelines watchdog tapped for virus rescue oversight

President Donald Trump has sidelined the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion rescue package for businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus
April 7, 2020, 5:23 PM
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM

Lufthansa retires big jets, says rebound could take years

German airline group Lufthansa is slashing capacity on a permanent basis, saying that air travel will take years to come back to where it was before the virus outbreak
April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM
April 7, 2020, 3:24 PM

Work starts in Montana on disputed Canada-US oil pipeline

A Canadian company has started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic
April 7, 2020, 3:24 PM
This March 11, 2020 photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management shows the proposed route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline where it crosses into the U.S. from Canada in Phillips County, Mont. A Canadian company said Monday, April 6, 2020, that it's started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Al Nash/Bureau of Land Management via AP)
April 7, 2020, 3:02 PM

Auto insurance companies returning $800M in premiums during COVID-19

Two companies announced premium relief plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
April 7, 2020, 3:02 PM
In this March 26, 2020, file photo, an Allstate Insurance logo sign is shown in Los Angeles, Calif.
April 7, 2020, 12:45 PM

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus
April 7, 2020, 12:45 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
April 7, 2020, 8:49 AM

Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.
April 7, 2020, 8:49 AM
April 7, 2020, 3:59 AM

Asian shares rise, echoing Wall St optimism on virus battle

Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing
April 7, 2020, 3:59 AM
In this photo taken from video provided by the New York Stock Exchange, Chief Security Officer Kevin Fitzgibbons rings the opening bell at the NYSE, Monday, April 6, 2020, recognizing Patsy Graham, a registered nurse at North Shore University Hospital Northwell Health, in Manhasset, NY. Stocks jumped in markets around the world Monday after some of the hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)
April 7, 2020, 1:08 AM

Businesses wait for word, money after applying for SBA loans

Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern _ waiting on their bank to either take their application or, if it did, send them the money
April 7, 2020, 1:08 AM
FILE - In this April 3, 2020, file photo, the seats and aisles are empty as seen through the window of the closed Penndot Drivers License Center in Butler, Pa. Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern Monday, April 6, 2020, waiting on their bank to either take their application or, if it did, send them the money. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 7, 2020, 12:30 AM

After virus fades, service industries may be changed forever

The coronavirus crisis is upending service businesses, and the crisis may permanently change the way Americans work, shop and socialize, even after the disease fades away
April 7, 2020, 12:30 AM
FILE - In this April 4, 2020, file photo, pedestrians pass closed stores on Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York. The coronavirus crisis is upending service businesses, and the crisis may permanently change the way Americans work, shop and socialize, even after the disease fades away. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)