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Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

October 20th, 2020
Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

A new study shows that older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers amid the coronavirus pandemicBy SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance WriterOctober 20, 2020, 9:49 PM• 5 min readFor the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City.The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ages. But researchers found that during its course, workers 55 and older lost jobs sooner, were rehired slower and continue to face higher... Read More

Poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed up quitting jobs

October 19th, 2020
Poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed up quitting jobs

New York — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those still working are fearful, distressed and stretched thin.A quarter of U.S. workers say they have even considered quitting their jobs as worries related to the pandemic weigh on them, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research in collaboration with the software company SAP. A fifth say they have taken leave.About 7 in 10 workers cited juggling their jobs and other responsibilities as a source of stress. Fears of contracting the virus also was a top concern... Read More

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

October 19th, 2020
As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas.New York’s new round of virus shutdowns zeroes in on individual neighborhoods, closing schools and businesses in hot spots measuring just a couple of square miles.Spanish officials limited travel to and from some parts of Madrid before restrictions were widened throughout the capital and some suburbs.Italian authorities have sometimes quarantined... Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

October 13th, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest international soccer soccer star to test positive for the coronavirusBy TALES AZZONI AP Sports WriterOctober 13, 2020, 8:55 PM• 4 min readLISBON, Portugal — Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest international soccer star to test positive for the coronavirus.The Portuguese soccer federation said Tuesday that Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms after he tested positive while with his country’s national team.He was in isolation and was dropped from the country’s Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday in Lisbon.“Ronaldo is... Read More

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

October 12th, 2020
Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because it yielded a historic result as the nation elected its first Black president.The pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland recalls how, on the last Sunday of early voting before the general election, he and his congregation traveled in a caravan of packed buses, vans and cars to the city’s Board of Elections office and joined a line of voters that seemed to stretch a mile.“What a sight to see,” Gates said. “Seniors, middle-aged people, young people.”In... Read More

Powered by trust on the pandemic, Biden leads by 12 points nationwide: POLL

October 10th, 2020
Powered by trust on the pandemic, Biden leads by 12 points nationwide: POLL

Joe Biden holds a 17-point lead over Donald Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, powering the Democrat to a double-digit advantage in vote preference with the presidential election three weeks away.In the aftermath of his own COVID-19 diagnosis, two-thirds of registered voters say Trump failed to take appropriate precautions against the virus, 62% distrust what he says about it and eight months since its arrival in the United States just 21% say it’s under control.See PDF for full results, charts, and tables.Also damaging to Trump: 58%... Read More

UK hit by new virus test failing, finds 16,000 extra cases

October 5th, 2020
UK hit by new virus test failing, finds 16,000 extra cases

The British government has launched an investigation into how nearly 16,000 new coronavirus infections went unreported as a result of a technical glitchBy PAN PYLAS` Associated PressOctober 5, 2020, 9:40 PM• 4 min readLONDON — The British government has launched an investigation into how nearly 16,000 new coronavirus infections went unreported as a result of a technical glitch, a failing that could have given fresh impetus to an outbreak that critics say could easily get out of control.Health Secretary Matt Hancock told lawmakers Monday that the problem related to the “automated transfer... Read More

Bitter US Senate contest dwells on crime, coronavirus

October 5th, 2020
Bitter US Senate contest dwells on crime, coronavirus

Candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are parrying a barrage of political attack ads as the first televised debate of the campaign takes placeBy MORGAN LEE Associated PressOctober 5, 2020, 6:00 AM• 2 min readSANTA FE, N.M. — Candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are parrying a barrage of political attack ads with the first televised debate of the campaign scheduled for Monday evening.Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has endorsed as his successor allied six-term U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, while Republican former television meteorologist Mark Ronchetti is... Read More

NFL’s first COVID outbreak: 8 on Titans team test positive

September 29th, 2020
NFL’s first COVID outbreak: 8 on Titans team test positive

The Titans won’t be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirusBy TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football WriterSeptember 30, 2020, 12:26 AM• 5 min readNASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans won’t be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic.Tennessee is scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a matchup of two of the league’s seven remaining undefeated teams on Sunday,... Read More

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

September 28th, 2020
Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

President Donald Trump has announced the shipment of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this weekBy MATTHEW PERRONE and KEVIN FREKING Associated PressSeptember 28, 2020, 10:02 PM• 5 min readWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.The move to vastly expand U.S. testing comes as confirmed new COVID-19 cases remain elevated at more than 40,000 per day and experts... Read More