Monday, April 6, 2020

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON (AP): More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier —...

FDA calls for removal of Zantac from market

NATIONWIDE (WOWO): The US Food and Drug Administration is asking for the complete removal of heartburn medication Zantac from the market. The FDA issued its...

US jobless claims soar to record 3.3 million as layoffs jump

WASHINGTON (AP): Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid...

US coronavirus response ramps up as feds, states mobilize

WASHINGTON (Fox News): As the coronavirus outbreak continued to disrupt American life, numerous actions have been taken – in Washington, in state capitals and at the...

Trump: US, Canada to close border to nonessential travel

TORONTO (AP): The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and the...

Expert: coronavirus “ten times more virulent” than flu

NATIONWIDE (Network Indiana): Despite what you might hear online, there is a difference between the coronavirus and the flu. Dr. Syra Madad, a special pathogens...

Trump announces new coronavirus guidelines, calls for limits to travel, gatherings

WASHINGTON (WOWO): President Donald Trump this afternoon advised Americans to avoid "discretionary travel," to not eat in public restaurants, and to limit gatherings to...

White House tours suspended and Capitol to close to public

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump has sharply restricted passenger travel from 26 European nations to the United States and is trying to ease the...

US added robust 273K jobs in February before virus escalated

WASHINGTON (AP): Hiring jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to...

Warren to drop out of 2020 race, setting up one-on-one showdown between Sanders, Biden

Elizabeth Warren reportedly is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race after a disappointing Super Tuesday performance -- a move that could boost Vermont...

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden

NEW YORK (AP): Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It...

Buttigieg ends presidential campaign, urges unity

WASHINGTON (AP): Pete Buttigieg has ended his campaign for president with a call for unity. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, fared poorly in...

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy after sex abuse lawsuits

NATIONAL (Fox News): The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early on Tuesday after decades of sexual abuse claims within one...

US job growth surges in January, with 225,000 added

NATIONAL (Fox News): U.S. hiring topped expectations in January, as the economy added 225,000 jobs, beginning the decade on a stronger-than-expected note. The final payroll number of 2019 surged past the...

Trump acquitted

WASHINGTON (WOWO): In a culmination of an effort by U.S. House Democrats that began in late 2019 - with some saying it began in...

Coronavirus declared public health emergency in US

WASHINGTON (Fox News): Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on Friday that the coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the...

Sunday helicopter crash kills all on board including NBA superstar

NATIONWIDE (FOX News) - Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and a superstar who transcended sports, was killed in a fiery helicopter crash in California on...

Pelosi announces House impeachment managers to prosecute case against Trump

WASHINGTON (Fox News): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as the House managers to prosecute the case against President Trump in his...

Toyota recalls nearly 700K vehicles to fix faulty fuel pumps

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That...

U.S. adds 145,000 jobs in December 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers downshifted their hiring in December, adding 145,000 jobs as consumer spending appeared to aid gains in the retail and...

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