Tag Archives: COVID-19

Md., US unemployment claims jump amid resurgence of virus

A Help Wanted sign is posted at a Designer Eyes store at Brickell City Centre, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Miami. The number of people applying for unemployment aid jumped last week to 853,000, the most since September, evidence that some companies are cutting more jobs as new virus cases spiral higher. The Labor Department said Thursday, Dec. 10,  that the number of applications increased from 716,000 the previous week.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The number of people applying for jobless aid in Maryland and across the country surged last week, more evidence that employers are cutting jobs as new COVID-19 cases spiral higher. In Maryland, new first-time claims for the week that ended ...

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For struggling local economy, April may mean more than spring, panel says

A sign that reads "hiring today," is shown at a grocery store in Olympia, Wash., advertising a job opportunity for a meat cutter on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that job cuts remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The greater Washington economy is likely to keep struggling until April, when warmer weather and the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines turn the tide against the pandemic, a panel of public health experts said Monday. COVID-19 vaccines are promising — so promising ...

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Md. counties tighten COVID-19 restrictions; Hogan details $70M in aid

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, shown in 2018, may reissue some pandemic orders because the state is withdrawing its previous authorization to do so. (AP File Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS — Local leaders, disappointed with what they say is a lack of a statewide approach to controlling the spread of the coronavirus, are imposing tighter restrictions to slow a new surge. “I think all the county executives are trying ...

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Federal Reserve expands Main Street program to smaller firms

The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in its small business lending program and waive some fees. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in its small business lending program and waive some fees to try to boost participation in a program that has so far provided little assistance to struggling companies. The ...

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Health experts cite virus’s effect on Md.’s Latino community

The Cheverly Health Center in Cheverly, Maryland, has offered free coronavirus tests. (Photo by Ryan McFadden/Capital News Service)

Latino communities in Maryland have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic because of shared housing situations, lack of access to government benefits and distrust in health officials, experts told a legislative panel last month.

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As virus resurges, so does fear of more economic pain ahead

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. All that aid is now gone. Yet prospects for more federal stimulus this year appear all but dead, clouding the future for the unemployed, for small businesses and for the economy as a whole.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

With confirmed COVID cases surging across the United States, so is the risk that the economy could weaken again as more people choose to hunker down at home — and that even more stimulus might be needed next year than negotiators in Washington are contemplating.

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Fauci to kick off Hopkins public health series

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, testifies during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

A virtual chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci will launch the Johns Hopkins University’s Health Policy Forum, a new quarterly series of discussions designed to support the university’s engagement with key policymakers on matters of public health. The forum, which will be held at ...

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Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump stands on stage with first lady Melania Trump after the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. Trump, who ...

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US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A woman receives an injection during phase 3 testing in September for the Janssen Pharmaceutical-Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States. On Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, a U.S. advisory panel made recommendations for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income minority groups. As expected, the panel ...

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