March 2, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: Washington county declares state of emergency as death total rises

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has since spread to every continent across the globe except Antarctica, infecting nearly 90,000 people. Although the spread of the novel coronavirus appeared to be slowing down in China, it has picked up speed elsewhere in the world, including in the United States. Here's the latest on the developing situation. Please refresh this page for updates. 4 p.m. Dow snaps losing streak with 1,200-point gain The U.S.'s major s..
March 2, 2020

Dispute over prisoners, deadly attacks in Afghanistan threaten US deal with Taliban

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Two days after a historic signing ceremony between the U.S. and the Taliban, a series of attacks across Afghanistan, a possible new command from the Taliban and a disagreement over releasing Taliban prisoners threaten to derail the peace process laid out by the agreement. Still, President Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. is "getting out" of Afghanistan after over 18 years of war, seemingly regardless of what comes next. The agreement signed Saturday i..
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus could cut global economic growth outlook in half, OECD warns

claffra/iStock(NEW YORK) -- With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the global economy is facing its greatest threat since the financial crisis, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's interim economic outlook, released Monday. "The virus risks giving a further blow to a global economy that was already weakened by trade and political tensions," Laurence Boone, the OECD's chief economist, said while presenting the findings during a teleconference Mo..
March 2, 2020

Coronavirus live updates: WHO says containment of novel coronavirus ‘is feasible’ and ‘top priority’

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A viral outbreak that began in China has since spread to every continent across the globe except Antarctica, infecting nearly 90,000 people. Although the spread of the novel coronavirus appeared to be slowing down in China, it has picked up speed elsewhere in the world, including in the United States. Here's the latest on the developing situation. Please refresh this page for updates. 1:00 p.m. ET Pentagon updates work on vaccine Defense Secretary Mark Esper t..