GOP senators sold off their stocks ahead of coronavirus economic crash, reports say

GOP senators sold off their stocks ahead of coronavirus economic crash, reports say

CLOSE President Donald Trump has continued to refer to coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” causing many to double down on their calls to avoid stigma. USA TODAYWASHINGTON —Reports on Thursday revealed Sens. Richard Burr, N.C., and Kelly Loeffler, Ga., sold off significant amounts in stocks shortly before financial markets plunged because of the coronavirus pandemic. The senators are reported…

Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

ROME (AP) — The Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake China’s in a stark illustration of how the crisis has pivoted toward Europe and the U.S.The outbreak spread to at least one European head of state, 62-year-old Prince…

Coronavirus has led many major retailers to close. Here’s why Lowe’s, Staples, CVS and others are staying open.

Coronavirus has led many major retailers to close. Here’s why Lowe’s, Staples, CVS and others are staying open.

CLOSE COVID-19 has caused numerous retail chains to close temporarily, including Apple, Macy’s and Nike. Here is a look at some of the closures. WochitNote: This story has the latest information on store closings and changes in hours. To see the previous version of this story click here. The lights have gone out chain by chain.First…

Seniors to get Coronavirus shopping relief, severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes forecast, spring is here

Seniors to get Coronavirus shopping relief, severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes forecast, spring is here

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:53 a.m. ET March 19, 2020 | Updated 4:02 a.m. ET March 19, 2020CLOSECoronavirus: Stores dedicate time for vulnerable shoppersAs the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to COVID-19, some retailers are dedicating time or opening earlier for senior shoppers. Beginning Thursday, mostWalmart stores will be open from 7 a.m.…