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Investors unnerved by stock market gyrations and the COVID-19 pandemic have a possible safe haven: the industry developing treatments and vaccines against the virus. Major drugmakers’ sales of lucrative medicines for cancer, diabetes and other serious diseases should remain strong, says Jeff…

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Conagra Brands shares rose to a six-week high after the maker of Slim Jims and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup said it would exceed its fourth-quarter financial guidance as the pandemic drives much higher retail demand for its products. Chicago-based Conagra said it’s “experienced significantly inc…

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The spreading coronavirus has put many people out of work. But some companies are still hiring. Most are retailers like Walmart and Amazon, which are staying open so people can buy groceries or order cleaning supplies. Others are fast food restaurants seeing a spike in demand. The jobs come …

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Zoom Video Communication shares continued to soar as the pandemic forces millions of Americans to rely on the service either to work from home or to hold virtual happy hours with friends. After gaining more than 20% last week, Zoom’s stock is up another 8% so far this week. The Silicon Valle…

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MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.

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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Grocery stores across the U.S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from infecting one another with the coronavirus.

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Fort Worth-based First Command Financial Services Inc. announced on March 26 a package of financial relief programs for clients in the military and their families who are encountering hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures being taken to control it.

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The Trump administration has announced that individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay filing and paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of the U.S. response to the pandemic, the system has been marked by inconsistencies, delays, and shortages. Many peo…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In Ohio, more than 48,000 people applied for jobless benefits during the first two days of this week. The tally during the same period the prior week: just 1,825.

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Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) today said there are two more positive cases of COVID-19. One of the cases had traveled out of state; travel history of the other case is still pending. This brings to eight the number of cases in Tarrant County.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday requested designation from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Declaration in order to access the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the entire state of Texas. If granted, the SBA would provide long-term, low-interest loa…

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares leaped to their highest price in nearly three years after the biotechnology company said it could begin human studies on a treatment for the new coronavirus by early summer. The Tarrytown, New York-based company said its researchers had identified hundreds of…

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Toasting St. Patrick’s Day with a dram of Irish whiskey? You’re not alone. Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing spirits in the U.S., according to IWSR Drinks Analysis, a beverage market research firm. Sales volumes grew 8.6% last year, double the increase of total whiskey volumes. Iri…

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Houston and Dallas closed bars and clubs, standardized tests for more than 3 million public schoolchildren were canceled and Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told the public to brace for a surge in coronavirus cases as the outbreak continued to dramatically reshape …

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Bank stocks plummeted even more than the rest of the market this week, as investors fear the coronavirus outbreak will cause loans to go bad and bank profits to shrink. The KBW Bank Index, which tracks the largest banks in the country, is down more than 40% this year, nearly double the decli…