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Commuters travel in an almost empty Delhi metro train in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States, as the caseload crosses Brazil on a day when urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
September 07, 2020 - 4:35 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its efforts to head off economic disaster from the pandemic gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 06, 2020 - 11:34 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated while Seoul and Sydney gained. Southeast Asian markets were mixed. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500...
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A protester try to give a flower to an Israeli police officer before he drags her away forcibly to clear the square outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday despite record levels of coronavirus infections, calling on Benjamin Netanyahu to resign because he is on trial for corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 06, 2020 - 6:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel has surpassed 1,000, as the government on Sunday mulled steps for imposing new restrictions to quell a resurgence in infections. Israel had earned praise for its early handling of the virus crisis and imposing tight movement...
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FILE - Marble sculptures occupy the pediment above the New York Stock Exchange signage, Tuesday Aug. 25, 2020, in New York. Stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Wall Street Friday, Sept. 18, as another zig-zag week for markets closes out following their abrupt loss of momentum this month.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
September 04, 2020 - 5:33 pm
The stock market closed out its worst week in more than two months Friday as a second straight day of turbulent trading ended with more losses. The S&P 500 fell 0.8%, although the index did claw most of the way back from a 3.1% skid earlier in the day. A slide in technology stocks again did...
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A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Asian markets skidded Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate of record highs. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 03, 2020 - 10:40 pm
Asian markets skidded Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate of record highs. Shares fell across the region Friday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shedding 1.1%. There was little going on regionally to alter the market's trajectory after the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The federal budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more than $2 trillion to the federal ledger, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 03, 2020 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expenditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more than $2 trillion to the federal ledger, the Congressional Budget Office said. The spike in the deficit means...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. Stocks are opening higher as Wall Street's tech-driven rally continues to notch gains. The benchmark S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, Sept. 2 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 0.6%. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 02, 2020 - 5:53 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 450 points Wednesday as the stock market notched its best day in nearly two months. The S&P 500 rose 1.5%, it's best day since July 6. The benchmark index and the Nasdaq composite each hit new highs, extending Wall Street’s milestone-setting run...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. DraftKings shares jumped 4% in morning trading, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 after announcing that basketball legend Michael Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 02, 2020 - 5:26 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings had a big bounce on Wall Street Wednesday on news that basketball legend Michael Jordan is taking an ownership stake in the sports betting site. Jordan is getting stock in DraftKings in exchange for providing “guidance and strategic advice” to the Boston-based...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is sworn in before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis during a hybrid hearing, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is projected to hit a record $3.3 trillion as huge government expeditures to fight the coronavirus and to prop up the economy have added more than $2 trillion to the federal ledger, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That’s more than triple...
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Tunisian designated Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi delivers his speech at the parliament before a confidence vote in Tunis, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)
September 02, 2020 - 3:25 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian lawmakers approved Hichem Mechichi as the country's new prime minister after pressing him for 11 hours over how he will bring the country out of an economic and social crisis that has driven a rise in migration to Europe and been worsened by the virus pandemic...
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