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Poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won’t return

FILE - In this July 13, 2020, file photo a For Rent sign hangs on a closed shop during the coronavirus pandemic in Miami Beach, Fla. Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced layoffs during the pandemic now believe their lost jobs will not return, a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows, as temporary layoffs give way to shuttered businesses, bankruptcies and lasting payroll cuts. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, a sign of increasing pessimism that would translate into roughly 10 million workers needing to find ...

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Extra jobless aid expires as virus spreads

An Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The operator of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday, July 23, 2020, the latest retailer to do so during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the Midwest and South, enhanced federal aid that helped avert financial ruin for millions of unemployed Americans was set to expire — leaving only threadbare ...

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Orioles, Maryland in talks about Blue Jays in Baltimore

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Shun Yamaguchi delivers during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and the state of Maryland have had talks about the team sharing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the displaced Toronto Blue Jays amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays are looking for a ...

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US signs contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccine doses

File- This Dec. 4, 2017, photo shows the Pfizer company logo at the company's headquarters in New York.  The federal government has agreed to pay nearly $2 billion for 100 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the U.S. drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will pay Pfizer nearly $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday. The U.S. could ...

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Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. Some institutions, including Harvard, have announced that all instruction will be offered remotely in the fall during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the ...

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