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Markets Down, Facebook Cancels Show: Virus Hits Businesses

The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is hitting companies hard as they suspend production, meetings, events and business travel. Here's a look at the latest developments: Markets Markets are down sharply again. The Dow and S&P were down ove...
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US Economy Grew at 2.1% Rate in Q4 but Virus Threat Looms

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter of last year, but damage from the spreading coronavirus is likely depressing growth in the current quarter and for the rest of the year. The overall pace of growth in the Octo...
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Trump to Detail US Coronavirus Efforts, Schumer Seeks $8.5B

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has req...
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US, South Korea Militaries Face New Enemy in Viral Outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in Sou...
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