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President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 25, 2020 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A big Biden family Thanksgiving is off the table for President-elect Joe Biden because of the pandemic. In remarks billed as a Thanksgiving address to the nation, the Democrat urged Americans to “hang on” and not...
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Envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. The number of a Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Associated Press
November 25, 2020 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor Department's report...
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FILE - This May 11, 2018, file photo, from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Scott Peterson. A California prosecutor says someone has filed an unemployment claim in the name of convicted murderer Peterson. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said it is one of at least 35,000 unemployment claims made on behalf of prison inmates between March and August 2020. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)
November 24, 2020 - 6:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known...
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People dressed as showgirls stand along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas. As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
November 21, 2020 - 12:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas. The pandemic...
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In this photo, provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Dilip Patel, left, works with a trader on the floor of the NYSE, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. U.S. stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Thursday, as Wall Street's tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will come in the future. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
November 19, 2020 - 1:07 pm
Stocks ended higher, shaking off a weak start and nearly erasing the S&P 500′s losses for the week. The index rose 0.4% Thursday. Major indexes had wavered for much of the day as Wall Street’s tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic and optimism that a vaccine will...
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President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 16, 2020 - 9:17 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks...
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President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
November 16, 2020 - 3:43 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans...
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A sign is seen outside of IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Associated Press
November 12, 2020 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure since March and a further sign that the job market might be slowly healing. Yet the improvement will be put at risk by the sharp resurgence in confirmed...
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Shoppers wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19, enter a shopping Mall in Johannesburg, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. In an address to the nation, Wednesday Nov. 11, 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that people must continue wearing masks, as well as taking other precautions in a bid to prevent a second surge of the pandemic as experienced in other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 12, 2020 - 5:25 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In an effort to revive its tourism industry, South Africa has opened up international travel to visitors from all countries, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. South Africa will now admit foreign visitors providing they produce negative COVID-19 test results, Ramaphosa...
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Secretary for Food and Health, Sophia Chan, left, and other officials attend a press conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore will launch an air travel bubble at the end of the month, allowing travelers in both cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine. Under the arrangements, travelers will have to take a total of three tests to prove that they do not have the coronavirus, and must travel on designated flights between the two cities. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
November 11, 2020 - 5:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and Singapore will start an air travel bubble at the end of November, allowing travelers from each city to visit the other without entering quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Nov. 22, visitors from either city must have...
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