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'Ghostbusters,' 'Morbius' postponed to 2021 due to virus

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 8:09pm

Sony Pictures on Monday cleared out its summer calendar due to the coronavirus, postponing the releases of Jason Reitman's “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the Marvel movie “Morbius” to 2021.

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:26pm

The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

Job cuts pile up, Ford to make ventilators at parts plant

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:19pm

especially those with first aid training — asking them to work at hospitals being built inside convention centers in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Those who sign up will perform support roles under the supervision of doctors and nurses.

New York governor begs for help amid 'staggering' death toll

Jocelyn Noveck, Larry Neumeister and Marina Villeneuve  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:17pm

New York's governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the U.S. could soon face.

World Bank sees outbreak taking a big toll on Asia's economy

Martin Crutsinger  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:14pm

The World Bank is estimating that the cornavirus outbreak will cause economic growth to slow significantly this year in China and other East Asian-Pacific countries, throwing millions into poverty.

Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopens

NG Han Guan and Joe McDonald  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:01pm

The city at the center of China's virus outbreak was reopening for business Monday after authorities lifted more of the controls that locked downs tens of millions of people for two months. “I want to revenge shop,” declared an excited customer at one of Wuhan's major shopping streets.

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Alexandra Olson and Mae Anderson  |  Updated Mar 30th - 6:16pm

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin  |  Updated Mar 30th - 5:45pm

Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000.

Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough majority of their workers

Anne D'Innocenzio  |  Updated Mar 30th - 4:16pm

Macy's, Kohl's and Gap Inc. all said Monday they will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chains temporarily closed their stores and sales collapsed as a result of the pandemic.

Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

David Koenig  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:51pm

U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge.

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

Ellen Knickmeyer and Tom Krisher  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:45pm

President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.

Wall Street's rally rolls on, led by health care stocks

Stan Choe and Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:44pm

U.S. stocks climbed Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak.

How a chance reunion led to Nipsey Hussle’s death

Andrew Dalton  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:27pm

Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin' 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighborhood legend and local hero. Holder's music never caught on. He went by the name Fly Mac, but everyone in his neighborhood knew him by his nickname, a profane moniker for excrement. On March 31, 2019, after Hussle calmly told Holder he was gaining a reputation as a “snitch,” the 29-year-old Holder shot and killed the 33-year-old Hussle, according to police, prosecutors and witnesses. Holder has pleaded not guilty.

Trump administration rules gun shops 'essential' amid virus

Lisa Marie Pane  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:19pm

just like grocery stores, pharmacies and hospitals — and allowed to remain open. The agency said its ruling was not a mandate but merely guidance for cities, towns and states as they weigh how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Urgent question from small businesses: When will aid arrive?

Joyce M. Rosenberg  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:14pm

When will the money arrive?

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and color lead to home haircut experiments

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:10pm

Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime.

Stocks rise again on Wall Street, bringing its gain over the past week to 17%, as hopes build for coronavirus response

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:03pm

Stocks rise again on Wall Street, bringing its gain over the past week to 17%, as hopes build for coronavirus response.

Conditions for companies that get virus aid: Room for abuse?

Marcy Gordon  |  Updated Mar 30th - 1:46pm

A $500 billion federal aid package for companies and governments hurt by the coronavirus includes rules aimed at ensuring that the taxpayer money is used in ways that would help sustain the economy. But questions are being raised about whether those guardrails will prevent the kinds of abuses that have marked some corporate bailouts of the past.

Judge halts lawsuits against local Boy Scout councils

Randall Chase  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:30pm

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted a request by the Boy Scouts of America to halt lawsuits against local Scout councils as the BSA works on its bankruptcy plan to set up a compensation fund for thousands of men who were molested as boys by Scout leaders.