Electric Boat President tests positive for coronavirus

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Electric Boat President Kevin Graney announced Saturday he tested positive for coronavirus. Graney said he learned about his positive diagnosis Friday evening. He said he is having “pretty subtle” symptoms after a low grade fever that began Wednesday night. Graney will remain out of the Electric Boat plant until he is […]

Cyclone batters India and Bangladesh coasts, millions flee

NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone plowed inland on Wednesday after crashing into the coasts of India and Bangladesh, where more than 2.6 million people fled to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by the coronavirus pandemic. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was packing sustained winds of up […]

Muted and vacant, Las Vegas struggles to survive shutdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded. Sidewalks are largely deserted and electronic marquees that once flashed neon calls for nightclubs, magic shows and topless revues instead beam somber messages of safety. The famous fountains of the Bellagio casino, where water choreographed to lights and music shoots hundreds […]

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perishedin the Berkeley Pit’s acidic, metal-laden waters in 2016, its […]

Monday: Big layoffs, bigger hirings, massive markets swings

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Following are business developments Monday related to the outbreak as governments attempt to stabilize their economies, companies struggle to cope and millions of people face job losses and disruptions in supplies of goods […]

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