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Asian stocks higher after Trump promise of virus aid

Asian stocks higher after Trump promise of virus aid

BEIJING — Major Asian stock markets were higher Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded on President Donald Trump's promise of aid to get the U.S. economy through the coronavirus outbreak. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all advanced.
Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

WASHINGTON — 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
Detroit 3, UAW agree on measures to keep plants running

Detroit 3, UAW agree on measures to keep plants running

Detroit's three automakers have agreed to partial factory shutdowns, deep cleaning of equipment and longer periods between shifts to head off union demands for U.S. plant closures due to the coronavirus threat.
Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

Durant among 4 Nets to test positive for new coronavirus

NEW YORK — Four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA.
India's restrictive criteria for virus testing may mask toll

India's restrictive criteria for virus testing may mask toll

NEW DELHI — A British citizen appeared at a public hospital in India's capital with a cough, difficulty breathing and a private clinic's referral for a coronavirus test. She was turned away.
Jazz Festival postponed as virus reaches Louisiana capital

Jazz Festival postponed as virus reaches Louisiana capital

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people for eight days of music, food and culture, has been postponed over coronavirus concerns, officials announced Tuesday.
Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

Ohio Democratic Party sues over delay of primary election

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Politicians of all stripes expressed frustration Tuesday after Ohio's primary was postponed until June by the state's elected officials amid concerns attendance at polling places would contribute to the coronavirus pandemic.
China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

BEIJING — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media.
Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

Trump clinches GOP nomination with Tuesday primary wins

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has clinched the Republican Party nomination, surpassing the necessary delegate threshold.
Fed launches 2 emergency programs last seen in 2008 crisis

Fed launches 2 emergency programs last seen in 2008 crisis

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve put in motion two emergency lending programs Tuesday that were last deployed in response to the 2008 financial crisis, aiming to ease the flow of credit to businesses and households struggling amid the viral outbreak.