A bleak US jobs report likely portends even deeper losses
A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.
Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July
The Walt Disney Co. has overhauled its release schedule, moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies.
State unemployment systems tested by surge of applicants
Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.
Small business relief program launches, hits snags
The federal government’s relief program for small businesses is off to a bumpy start, with few businesses able to apply and some big banks saying they’re not ready to process applications.
Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US
Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers.
US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%
U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart limits store access; US airlines sign up for grants
One of France's largest auto insurers says costs are crashing as drivers stay home in coronavirus shutdowns.
Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy
Asian stock markets have tumbled after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm over a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51
Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, has died in New York City of coronavirus complications.
White House convenes oil CEOs as bust threatens US boom
Oil CEOs are seeking White House help in in calming roiling global oil markets amid threats to America’s yearslong fracking boom and the global pandemic.
Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse
Saudi Arabia has sharply criticized Russia over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices.
Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier
The possibility of a strike by some 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.
Can you fix ventilators? A fuel cell engineer figures it out
The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business.
WarnerMedia names former Hulu chief Jason Kilar CEO
Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday.
Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant
Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size.
A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks
More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity
From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies.
Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease
Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation.
US service sectors slows in March
US service sector slows in March to index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related declines ahead.
AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus
About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.