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Mississippi Businesses Shift Production During Pandemic

As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products.

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Analysis: Virus Upends Mississippi Budget Writing Process

The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that Mississippi budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will affect tax collections.

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Trump Adds 30 Days to Distancing Guidelines, Gives Up on 'Reopening' By Easter

President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S.

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E.J. Nolen

First they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper. By Friday afternoon, customers were accosting sales representative E.J. Nolen in the back parking lot of Columbus Paper and Chemical for those basic supplies.

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UK's Johnson Tests Positive for Virus, Deaths Soar in Spain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus that has sickened more than a half-million people worldwide.

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House Debates $2.2T Virus Relief Bill Amid Last-Minute Snag

With exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House on Friday debated a $2.2 trillion package tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic, even as one maverick Republican threatened leaders' plans for swift passage.

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Mississippi Eases Graduation and Third-Grade Rules for Virus

Mississippi's education leaders on Thursday moved to ease the way for seniors to graduate and third graders to move on to fourth grade in the face of schools closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Mississippi Jobless Claims Tough to File as Virus Ups Demand

The Mississippi agency that handles claims for jobless benefits is getting 10 times the usual number of phone calls as people seek help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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3.3 Million Seek US Jobless Aid, Nearly 5 Times Earlier High

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

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Senate Passes $2.2T Coronavirus Aid Plan, House Votes Friday

The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession.

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Washington Agrees on Unrivaled $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Spain's Coronavirus Deaths Leap; Prince Charles Now Infected

The coronavirus outbreak hit home Wednesday among the well-born and the desperately poor alike as Britain's Prince Charles tested positive and India's 1.3 billion people, or one-sixth of the Earth's population, found themselves under lockdown.

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First Signs of Disruption Appear in Housing; Markets 'Calm'

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Wednesday related to the global economy.

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Trump Hoping to See US Economy Reopened by Easter Amid Virus

With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is hoping the United States will be reopened by Easter as he weighs how to relax nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Virus Pandemic an Unprecedented Test for a Young Generation

As this crisis unfolds, the younger generation likely will be tested like never before, especially those whose families are already on the edge, financially and health-wise.

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