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Joe Biden Kicks Off Transition Focused on Coronavirus

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden is starting the first week of his transition focused on the coronavirus pandemic, as both political parties weigh how to handle potential distribution of a vaccine in light of positive news from Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE. Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received their …

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Restaurants Defend Dining Rooms as Covid-19 Spreads

Restaurant chains are setting long-term plans to keep dining rooms open whenever and wherever possible as the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of relenting. McDonald’s Corp. , Starbucks Corp. and other chains are serving customers inside, in line with safety standards they say they have honed during roughly nine months …

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Stock Futures Drop on Coronavirus Uptick, Fading Stimulus Hopes

U.S. stock futures and oil prices fell Monday, as coronavirus cases surged in the U.S. and Europe, adding to worries about the economic outlook after Congress and the White House failed to agree on a much-anticipated fiscal stimulus deal. Futures tied to the S&P 500 dropped 1%, pointing to a …

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U.S. Reports Highest Daily Coronavirus Cases Since July

Daily new coronavirus infections in the U.S. surged to their highest level since late July, approaching numbers seen during the outbreak’s midsummer peak. The increase comes after the U.S. government on Friday gave some of the first specific information about how it will handle vaccine distribution, targeting vulnerable populations under …

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Test Positive for the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON—President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19, he tweeted, putting the U.S. into an unprecedented situation that will upend the final month of the 2020 campaign. His announcement came hours after confirming that Hope Hicks, a top adviser who traveled with him earlier this week, had …

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As Nation’s Largest School District Opens for All Grade Levels, Few Coronavirus Cases Emerge

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio cheered on the final group of public schools to reopen Thursday, even as he said a Queens program for disabled children became the first to shut for two weeks due to cases of the new coronavirus. Students in hundreds of middle and high …

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New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Rise Slightly

New coronavirus cases in the U.S. edged up slightly to more than 42,000, as some states moved to extend pandemic-related restrictions and others progressed with reopening plans. New cases have grown in 34 states at a faster clip over the past week compared with the previous week, according to a …

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House Delays Vote on $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill Lacking GOP Backing

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives postponed a vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package as Democrats tried to find common ground with the White House on a bipartisan agreement, though they remained far apart on key issues. Democratic aides said the delay was to allow the two sides one more …

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New U.S. Coronavirus Infections Above 40,000

The U.S. this week recorded more than one million coronavirus tests in a day, the fourth time that has happened, an indicator of the urgent need to monitor the spread of the pandemic as states reopen schools and businesses. The number of new tests has bumped against a million per …

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