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WASHINGTON — The contrast could hardly be more stark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York has said that if all of his sweeping, expensive measures to stem the corornavirus saved one life, it would be worth it. President Donald Trump has another view: The costs of shutting down the economy outweigh the benefits, frequently telling…

As part of the sweeping emergency funding package, congressional leaders settled on including hundreds of millions to boost states’ efforts to oversee elections, but some voting rights advocates argue the sum won’t be enough in the face of an intensifying coronavirus outbreak. The $340 billion emergency supplemental funding in the unprecedented $2 trillion federal stimulus…

The health crisis has increasingly become an economic one.March 25, 2020, 8:49 PM6 min read The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Early Wednesday, lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to…

At least 26 states have shut down businesses to slow coronavirus’ spread.March 25, 2020, 11:52 PM5 min read At least 26 states have enacted policies to close nonessential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States. While guidance varies from state to state, recreational spaces like museums, movie…

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the economy to a screeching halt — sending stock markets reeling, unemployment rates surging and upending entire industries. As the health crisis wages on, here are some resources from the government and private sector that are available to help carry you through financially.What to do if you are laid…

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the country, businesses, schools and groups are heading online to stay productive. Rural communities with poor to little broadband Internet access, however, are stuck in digital deserts with no way to ride out the situation, according to digital accessibility activists. Tim Marema, the editor of The Daily…

He calls the pandemic the greatest economic “shock of the 21st Century.” March 23, 2020, 4:45 PM6 min read The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a “major economic crisis that will burden our societies for years to come,” the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Secretary-General Angel Gurria warned. In an op-ed published over the weekend…

Last year, McNally was honored with a special Tony for lifetime achievement.viaMarch 24, 2020, 9:25 PM4 min read Terrence McNally, the Tony-winning playwright whose works include “Master Class” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” has died at 81 from complications of the COVID-19 coronavirus, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Tuesday. McNally’s age and medical…

Iran has been hard hit with a death toll of at least 1,934.March 24, 2020, 10:33 PM6 min read Iran rejected coronavirus aid provided by Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization, which had sent a team of medical staff and a field hospital to Iran. “Since the national mobilization for confronting corona is…

“We just don’t know” what’s going to happen, one airline source told ABC News.March 24, 2020, 6:05 PM7 min read Major U.S. airlines are preparing for the possibility of a shutdown on passenger flights in the U.S. due to the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus, but they do not believe that one is imminent,…