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Coronavirus tally: Global cases climb to 73.6 million, U.S. hospitalizations rise to a 10th straight record

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 73.6 million early Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll climbed to 1.64 million. The U.S. has roughly one-fifth of the global totals, with a case tally of 16.73 million …

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Congressional leaders meet into the night in bid for coronavirus aid deal

Democratic and Republican leaders from both chambers of Congress met face-to-face Tuesday night in an effort to find a coronavirus economic aid deal that has eluded them for months. The quartet of leaders — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House …

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Americans stick near home again due to coronavirus resurgence in fresh blow to the economy

The recent resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic has prodded Americans once again to cut back on flying, dining out, staying at hotels and other activities away from home in another blow to the U.S. economy. Read: The economy is showing more coronavirus cracks and the fissures are growing By virtually …

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Amid a second outbreak of the coronavirus, New York starts the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions

On Monday morning, one of America’s first Pfizer PFE, -1.38% vaccine doses was administered by Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider. Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay was injected in Queens in the historic event.  The injection signals the beginning of the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions of …

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases climbs toward 73 million as U.S. death toll tops 300,000

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to just under 73 million early Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll climbed to 1.62 million. The U.S. has roughly one-fifth of the global totals, with a case tally of …

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Gold prices rise over 1% on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief package

Gold futures were trading higher Tuesday, recovering from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the end of the year. “Gold prices are rising on optimism that lawmakers are closer to passing a compromised stimulus package,” wrote …

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Bipartisan coronavirus aid bill includes $300 a week for jobless and extensions on student loan, eviction help

An attempt by a group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress to stitch together a coronavirus-aid package would extend and revive some of the most popular provisions of the CARES Act from March — with one big exception. “We’ve got your gift. Take …

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Health-care workers are quitting in Sweden as second wave of coronavirus infections hits hard

“ ‘I talked to members in August who said they would resign because it was the only way to get some time off and recover. We see high rates of sickness, symptoms of exhaustion and members who have been infected.’ ” That’s Sineva Ribeiro, the chairwoman of the Swedish Association …

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Gold prices skid lower to start week as U.S. coronavirus vaccine rolls out

Gold futures on Monday were under selling pressure as a rollout of the experimental coronavirus cure began in the U.S. and as some uncertainty centered on another round of COVID-19 relief aid out of Congress hurt the yellow metal’s bullish thesis. However, weakness in the dollar, off 0.5%, as measured …

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases top 72.3 million, as U.S. death toll climbs closer to 300,000

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 72.3 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.6 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 16.26 million and the highest …

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