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Mounted police officers patrol along a deserted Regent Street in London, as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Experts in the UK have warned that the economy could shrink by up to 35% as a knock on effect of the lockdown. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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April 16, 2020 - 12:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government says a nationwide lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus will remain in place for at least three more weeks. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says “any change to our social distancing measures now would risk a significant increase in the spread...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017, file photo, a sold sign is displayed in front of a house in Sacramento, Calif. U.S. long-term mortgage rates hovered near all-time lows for the third straight week amid fresh signs of severe damage to the economy and the housing market from the shutdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says on Thursday, April 16, 2020, the average rate on the benchmark 30-year home loan slipped to 3.31% this week from 3.33% last week. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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April 16, 2020 - 11:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates hovered near all-time lows for the third straight week amid fresh signs of severe damage to the economy and the housing market from the shutdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on...
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A Thai shopkeeper checks a gold necklace after a customer sold the piece to the gold shop in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 16, 2020. With gold prices rising to a seven-year high, many Thais have been flocking to gold shops to trade in their necklaces, bracelets, rings and gold bars for cash, eager to earn profits during an economic downturn.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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April 16, 2020 - 7:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — With gold prices rising to a seven-year high, many Thais have been flocking to gold shops to trade in their necklaces, bracelets, rings and gold bars for cash, eager to reap profits during an economic downturn. In Thailand, where measures against the spread of COVID-19 have been less...
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FILE - This Jan. 22, 2020, file photo shows the likeness of Benjamin Franklin on $100 bills in Dallas. Many Americans are struggling financially due to the coronavirus. A recent federal relief package makes it easier for them to tap into their retirement savings by loosening rules for withdrawals and loans. But should they? (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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April 16, 2020 - 1:17 am
Many Americans are struggling financially due to the coronavirus. A recent federal relief package makes it easier for people financially harmed by the coronavirus outbreak to tap into their retirement savings for cash by loosening rules for withdrawals and loans. But should they use them? Experts...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday April 14, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses an outline for what it will take to lift coronavirus restrictions during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Newsom announced Wednesday, April 15, 2020, that he would spend $75 million of taxpayer money to create a Disaster Relief Fund for immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
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April 15, 2020 - 10:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to give cash to immigrants living in the country illegally who are hurt by the coronavirus, offering $500 apiece to 150,000 adults who were left out of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress. Many Americans began...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump talks after speaking during a news conference about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. Trump’s name will be printed on the stimulus checks that the Internal Revenue Service will be sending to tens of millions of Americans around the country. It's an unprecedented move finalized this week. That's according to two officials with knowledge of the decision, who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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April 15, 2020 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's name will be printed on the stimulus checks that the IRS will be sending to tens of millions of Americans around the country, an unprecedented move finalized this week. The Treasury Department confirmed the decision in a statement Wednesday. It marks the...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 3, 2020, file photo, Instacart worker Arthur Berte delivers groceries to a home in East Derry, N.H. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees, including Instacart, to cope with a surge in orders from millions of people stuck at home. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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April 15, 2020 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A leap in U.S. unemployment has thrown a spotlight on one type of work in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic: Gig work delivering groceries, meals and packages. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees to cope with a surge in online shopping. That...
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A man leans out the window on Mulberry Street in New York's Little Italy and bangs together pot lids to show his support for those in the front lines fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, Monday, April 13, 2020. Citywide people open their windows each evening at 7 p.m. to make noise to support the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, EMT's and front-line workers who are risking their lives every day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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April 14, 2020 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The official death toll from the coronavirus soared in New York City on Tuesday after health authorities began including people who probably had COVID-19, but died without ever being tested. Officials reported 3,778 “probable” deaths, where doctors were certain enough of the cause...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Videos and reports claiming that you'll have to pay back the relief checks the federal government is sending to millions of Americans are false, federal agencies confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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April 14, 2020 - 7:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Videos and online reports claiming that millions of Americans will have to repay the relief checks they receive from the federal government under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic recovery bill are not true. The government began issuing the one-time payments this week. Most...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2020, file photo, a car exits the drive-thru of a PNC Bank in downtown Scranton, Pa. Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts this week. The IRS tweeted Saturday, April 11, 2020, that it had begun depositing funds into taxpayers’ bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as it can. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)
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April 13, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts. The IRS tweeted Saturday that it had begun depositing the funds into taxpayers' bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as possible. The one-time payments were approved by Congress as part...
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