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A man stands on a closed pier on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the islands. But Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively flipped the switch on the state's tourism-fueled economic engine in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. As of Thursday, anyone arriving in Hawaii must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The unprecedented move dramatically reduced the number of people on beaches, in city parks and on country roads where many people rely on tourism to pay for the high cost of living in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Hawaii tourism grinds to halt as virus restrictions tightenLike many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the islands
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European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks during a joint media conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on screen right, after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)
Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Detroit auto show canceled, center to be used as hospitalThe North American International Auto Show said that it will cancel its Detroit show because of the coronavirus pandemic and the center where it is held will likely be repurposed into a hospital
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FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows the logo for the Jefferies Financial Group in New York. Jefferies Financial Group announced Sunday, March 29, 2020, that its chief financial officer, Peregrine C. Broadbent, died Sunday from coronavirus complications. He was 56. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Wall Street executive dies from coronavirus complicationsAn executive at New York-based investment firm Jefferies Group has died from complications of the coronavirus, the company said
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Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizerSeveral alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers
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This March 24, 2020 photo shows a pizza made by Michael Morin, co-owner of Federico's Pizza in Belmar N.J. He and his brother took out a $50,000 line of credit to ensure that their employees can stay on the payroll for at least two months during the virus outbreak. That prompted an outpouring of donations from customers wanting to send pizzas to hospital workers and first responders. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations With restaurants closed for all but takeout orders during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of a pizzeria at the Jersey Shore could have shut down and laid off their 20 employees
The Associated Press11 hours ago
File---In this file picture taken April 24, 2019 Thomas Schäfer (CDU), Minister of Finance of Hesse, comments on the status of the evaluation of the "Panama Papers" at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP, file)
Death of German finance official linked to virus crisisThe state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - People walk down a quiet cobbled street in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the coronavirus pandemic is not keeping Swedes at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place and won't find shops or restaurants open on the few occasions they are permitted to venture out. (AP Photo/David Keyton, File)
Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictionsThe coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to SeaWorld, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment is furloughing 90% of its workers because the novel coronavirus had forced the company to close its 12 theme parks. The employees will be paid through the beginning of next week. After next week, the workers will be off without pay for an uncertain time, the Orlando-based company said Friday, March 27, 2020, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
SeaWorld furloughs 90% of workers because of virus crisisThe coronavirus outbreak continues to shake up the business world
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