Greenwich Homeowner Bets on Virus Getaway Pitch to Win a Sale

George Butler wasn’t seeing much interest in the Greenwich home he listed for sale in January — then the coronavirus happened. New Yorkers were suddenly looking to flee the city, which quickly became the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. That gave Butler and his real estate agent an idea. Last week, they rebranded the listing a “coronavirus special,” offering the […]

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Stacks of Urns in Wuhan Prompt New Questions of Virus’s Toll

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. The long lines and stacks of ash urns greeting family members of the dead at funeral homes in Wuhan are spurring questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the epicenter of the outbreak, […]

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China to Lift Lockdown Over Virus Epicenter Wuhan on April 8

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. China’s Hubei province said it will allow transportation to resume for the city of Wuhan on April 8, effectively lifting a mass quarantine over the city where the coronavirus first emerged last December. People in […]

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Restaurant Programs Aim to Save Industry From Virus Devastation

The hit to New York’s restaurant industry from the novel coronavirus has been fast and devastating. A series of events that started on March 13, when several of the city’s most famous dining rooms—Le Bernardin, Daniel, and Smith & Wollensky, to name a few—announced they were closing indefinitely, has culminated in an order from Mayor Bill de Blasio to close all the […]

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Macau Economy Shrinks by Most Since 2016 as Casino Revenue Falls

Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world threatened by trade wars. Sign up here.  Macau’s economy contracted by the most in almost four years in the fourth quarter, even before the coronavirus outbreak forced its casinos to shut down for about two weeks. The city’s gross domestic product fell 8.1% in the fourth quarter from a year […]

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China’s Silent Factories Fuel Workers’ Fears of Virus

In this article Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it’s going next. Janey Zhang, the owner of an umbrella factory in China’s east coast city of Shangyu, spends her days watching the news for coronavirus updates and fielding calls from cash-strapped employees asking when they can go back to work. […]

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Thai Soldier Kills More Than 10 People, Holes Up in Mall

In this article Bangkok (AP) — Police in northeastern Thailand said a soldier shot multiple people on Saturday, killing more than 10, and was holed up at a popular shopping mall. Royal Thai Police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said more than 10 people had been killed. The total number of wounded was not immediately known. The shooter appeared to be armed […]

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China Warns Virus Spreading Fast as California Reports Case

In this article California became the third U.S. state to confirm an infection from the novel coronavirus as China said the pneumonia-like illness is spreading more quickly. The person, who traveled from the Chinese city of Wuhan, is in isolation in a local hospital and in good condition, according to a statement from the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Communicable […]

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