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Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

NEW YORK -- Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk. The decision prompted a…

Ford to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

Ford plans to make as many as 50,000 simple ventilators for coronavirus patients within 100 days and plans to continue producing 30,000 per month after that, the company announced Monday. The automaker said it will make the ventilators at its…

COVID-19 claims 13th death in Oregon

OREGON -- The Oregon Health Authority announced the 13th death Saturday morning. The 93-year-old male from Yahmill County tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, and passed away on March 27 at Providence Newberg Medical Center. The OHA reported that…

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families…

US coronavirus cases top 92,000, most in world

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States continues to lead the world in coronavirus infections even after a spike of new cases reported in Italy. According to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. has more than 92,000…