Live Stock Market: Trading Updates

U.S. stocks tumble after another turbulent day. Policymakers have stepped in with promises to do whatever it takes to support their economies, and Senate Republicans are working on a $1 trillion economic stimulus bill. China is reporting that it has now contained the coronavirus’s spread, and the Japanese government is considering when to reopen schools — indications that the worst …

The Week in Tech: How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. I should not have read the Imperial College coronavirus report before bed. The now-famous report by a team of British epidemiologists, which was posted online this week, laid out the worst-case scenario for the coronavirus, predicting that as many as 2.2 million …

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Borders With Mexico and Canada to Close This Weekend

Mr. Khalilzad also acknowledged that disruptions triggered by coronavirus measures have made face-to-face negotiations increasingly difficult. “Coronavirus and the resulting travel restrictions likely requires virtual engagement now,” he wrote. Already, President Ashraf Ghani, 70, is spending time in self-imposed isolation in his private residence at the palace complex in Kabul. The palace Facebook site posted photos of Mr. Ghani alone …

Americans stranded abroad amid global COVID-19 lockdown

CLOSE The State Department has told Americans not to travel abroad at all, which is the strongest U.S. alert yet. USA TODAY Kristin Monesmith is stranded in Peru with no way to get back to North Carolina, where the ER nurse is desperately needed at her local hospital.  Arizona resident Gabrielle Almeter and her parents are marooned in Marrakesh after the Moroccan government …

The Calculus of Coronavirus Care

Yesterday, I received a text from a colleague whose sister is in charge of nursing at one of my city’s major hospitals. Two of her nurses had just quit, in tears. “They were fed up,” she said. “They couldn’t take it any longer.” As anyone, like me, who has worked in a hospital, clinic or emergency room knows, this was …

5 Movies That Will Bring Spring Break to Your Home

It looks like spring break 2020 will be remembered more for the break than the spring. From Florida to Mexico, spring break festivities — pool parties, beach parties, hotel parties, party parties — have been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To stem the spread of the virus, many locales have closed beaches, enacted curfews and limited access …

Figuring Out Work and Family in the Age of Coronavirus

“This is a new world now.” — Corinne Purtill, a Los Angeles-based journalist who covers health, science, and technology [In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] As the Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the world and the U.S. caseload inches toward 6,000 (as of Wednesday), millions of Americans are self-isolating …

Travelers rush to Moroccan airports for evacuation flights

Foreigners stranded in locked-down Morocco are getting on evacuation flights as governments try to repatriate their citizens after days of travel frustration By AMIRA EL-MASAITI Associated Press March 20, 2020, 10:50 AM 2 min read RABAT, Morocco — Foreigners stranded in locked-down Morocco are getting on evacuation flights Friday as governments try to repatriate their citizens after days of travel …

Official says 25 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

An Afghan official says that at least 25 police and army personnel have been killed in an insider attack in southern Zabul province By TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated Press March 20, 2020, 11:12 AM 2 min read KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 25 police and army personnel were killed in an apparent insider attack early Friday, Afghan officials said. The attack …