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Dow gets a nearly 700-point boost as Wall Street nears the end of a historically bad quarter

After two weeks of highs and lows, stocks swung higher as investors got a sense the United States is finally making some strides against the coronavirus.
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Model touted by White House assumes social distancing will stay in effect through May

One expert working on pandemic projections said social distancing will probably need to stay in place unless mass testing, with rapid results, becomes available nationwide.

FDA authorizes use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to treat virus

The Food and Drug Administration says it is worth the risk of trying unproven treatments to slow the progression of the disease in seriously ill coronavirus patients.
A domestic worker washes the dishes at her house in the Sampaio neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro in 2019. (AFP/Getty Images)
A domestic worker washes the dishes at her house in the Sampaio neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro in 2019. (AFP/Getty Images)
Two nannies chat as they take care of a baby at Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. (AP)
Two nannies chat as they take care of a baby at Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. (AP)
A woman who has been working as a housekeeper for more than 20 years cleans a house in Sao Paulo in 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
A woman who has been working as a housekeeper for more than 20 years cleans a house in Sao Paulo in 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)

Coronavirus collides with Latin America’s maid culture — with sometimes deadly results

Covid-19, which was Imported to the region by those who can afford to travel and study abroad, threatens those who can least afford care and treatment — or a day off.

Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker’s stock trades before virus spike in U.S.

Sen. Richard Burr’s sell-off has drawn criticism, and now scrutiny from law enforcement and regulators.

Guide to the pandemic

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Some party leaders are increasingly worried about a repeat of the bitter divisions that many Democrats blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss.
Some employees paid more than $38,000 a year by one of the company’s newspapers, including USA Today, will be required to take one week of unpaid leave in April, May and June.
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