11:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
6:17 a.m. Aug. 18, 2020
- Associated Press
‘People need to do their laundry’ — national coin shortage is hurting laundromats As the economy recovers and businesses reopen, the coin supply is expected to normalizeThe national coin shortage has been an unusual side effect of the pandemic. Among its victims? Retailers, laundromats and even the tooth fairy.
11:10 a.m. July 24, 2020
- By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally climbs to 15.6 million and U.S. hits 4.07 million as virus spreads fast in Florida, California and Texas Three members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average — Intel, American Express and Verizon — reported earnings with mixed resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed to 15.6 million on Friday, and the U.S. case tally hit 4.07 million as the virus continued to spread in the South and West and more states reported that health care systems are steadily being overwhelmed.
4:08 a.m. May 29, 2020
- By Tonya Garcia
High unemployment rates will continue to drive budget-conscious consumers to Dollar General, Dollar Tree & Family Dollar Shares of Dollar Tree soared more than 11% on Thursday while Dollar General slumped 1.3%Dollar stores are expected to fare well in the coming months as unemployment soars, analysts say.