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Trump extends US virus restrictions; Moscow goes on lockdown

Vladimir Isachenkov, Zeke Miller and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:15am

In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York alone from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Moscow went on its own lockdown Monday as all of Russia braced for sweeping nationwide restrictions.

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:59am

Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agreed to pay anyway.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:03am

Asian markets have started the week with fresh losses as countries report surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world.

The Latest: Spain tops China in number of virus infections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:49am

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of 47 million, the country’s tally of infections reached 85,195 on Monday, a rise of 8% from a previous day.

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:00am

Eleven days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:56am

Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.

World shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:00am

World markets started the week with fresh losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that are forcing shutdowns of travel and business in many regions.

Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 10:26pm

In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest.

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Alexandra Olson and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 10:01pm

A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 8:52pm

Asian shares started the week with fresh losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world.

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Alexandra Olson and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 5:10pm

A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.

California prepares for coronavirus surge in week ahead

Daisy Nguyen and Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 3:23pm

The mayor of the nation's second-largest city warned that the coronavirus may become so pervasive, families ought to prepare for how they will isolate themselves at home without infecting others in their households.

Hawaii tourism grinds to halt as virus restrictions tighten

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 2:48pm

Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.

Hundreds at Louisiana church flout COVID-19 gatherings ban

Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:51am

Hundreds of worshippers attended services at a Louisiana church on Sunday, flouting a ban on large gatherings, angering neighbors and seemingly turning a deaf ear to their governor, who once again warned that hospitals could soon be overwhelmed with new cases of the coronavirus.

Visa extends athlete sponsorship to 2021 after Olympic delay

Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:12am

a quadruple gold medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games — and two-time defending 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha.

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

Joseph Wilson and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 10:25am

Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend, as Italy and Spain pleaded for urgent European help to withstand the virus ordeal but Germany showed reluctance to plunge into any radical new solutions.

Wall Street executive dies from coronavirus complications

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 9:50am

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments this weekend related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus.

Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 9:40am

Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers.

States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 29th - 9:27am

A nurse and a single mother, Becca Rosselli had a choice to make when her daughter's school and care programs closed for the coronavirus outbreak. She could take a leave of absence from the hospital, or leave her 6-year-old with her mother, who has a condition that could make her vulnerable to the disease.