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Virgin Australia planes are lined up at departure gates at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Virgin Australia is seeking bankruptcy protection, entering voluntary administration after a debt crisis worsened by the coronavirus shutdown pushed it into insolvency. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 22, 2020 - 11:09 pm
CANBERRA. Australia (AP) — Virgin Australia has become the world’s largest airline to seek bankruptcy protection in the weeks since the coronavirus shutdown created a debt crisis. A look at Australia’s second-largest airline’s predicament and what it means for other airlines: WHY IT SOUGHT...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 22, 2020 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the verge of passing an almost $500 billion coronavirus relief bill, but battle lines already are forming over the next measure amid growing demands to approve additional billions for state and local governments, the Postal Service and even infrastructure. The talk...
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Passenger jets from Delta Airlines lined up for storage at Pinal Airpark in Pinal County, north of Tucson, Ariz., on March 16, 2020. (Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star)
April 22, 2020 - 7:42 am
Delta Air Lines, the biggest and most profitable U.S. airline, lost $534 million in the first quarter, a setback that will appear trivial when the full force of the pandemic is revealed in the current quarter. Delta warned Wednesday that revenue during the April-through-June quarter, typically a...
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In this April 7, 2020, photo, grounded Virgin Australia aircraft are parked at Brisbane Airport in Brisbane, Australia. Virgin Australia, the nation's second-largest airline, announced Tuesday, April 21, 2020, it had entered voluntary administration as it seeks to strengthen its finances amid a debt crisis. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 3:53 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virgin Australia, the nation’s second-largest airline, announced Tuesday it had entered voluntary administration, seeking bankruptcy protection after a debt crisis worsened by the coronavirus shutdown pushed it into insolvency. Virgin said in a statement to the Australian...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they will no longer cooperate with several British tabloid newspapers because of what they call “distorted, false or invasive” stories. Meghan and Harry have written to the editors of The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror saying they won’t “offer themselves up as currency for an economy of click bait and distortion.” They say stories based on “salacious gossip” have upended the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 20, 2020 - 11:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will no longer cooperate with several British tabloid newspapers because of what they call “distorted, false or invasive” stories. Meghan and Prince Harry told the editors of The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Daily...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday April 14, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses an outline for what it will take to lift coronavirus restrictions during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. President Donald Trump declared that states could “call your own shots” in determining how and when to loosen restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. Clusters of states representing the vast majority of Americans have decided cooperation in dealing with the coronavirus is the better option. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
April 18, 2020 - 10:21 am
President Donald Trump, in a roller-coaster week of reversals and contradictions, told governors to “call your own shots” on lifting stay-at-home orders once the coronavirus threat subsides. But then he took to Twitter to push some to reopen their economies quickly and tell them it was their job to...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York. President Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
April 17, 2020 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading...
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Rosalind Pichardo with Prevention Point greets people waiting line to receive food during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a new initiative called Step Up to the Plate in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Friday, April 17, 2020. The program aims to help those with food insecurity and is a partnership of Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and Project HOME, with the City of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 17, 2020 - 5:03 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The coronavirus pandemic has skewered...
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April 16, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Is it safe to open mail and packages during the pandemic? There is no evidence that COVID-19 is spreading through mail or parcels, according to the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of it is spread from droplets produced when an infected person...
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A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a closed children's clothing store in the Hispanic, Little Village in Chicago, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The first U.S. economic indicators to capture the devastation brought on by the pandemic have begun to arrive, showing a plunge in retail sales exceeding what happened during the economic crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 15, 2020 - 5:53 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ NUMBERS TELL A GRIM STORY: Data just emerging paints a...
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