• Gov. Kay Ivey announces new COVID-19 guidelines

    Gov. Kay Ivey announces new COVID-19 guidelines

    A new health order requires the closure of  certain “non-essential” businesses in Alabama. This order is effective March 28 at 5 p.m. The order defines affected businesses and activities that include entertainment venues, athletic facilities, close-contact service providers, and retail stores. The order is in effect until 5 p.m. April 17 when a determination on

    READ MORE
  • First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets ‘calm’

    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, particular economic sectors, and the workplace: HOUSING: Economists have been waiting for the first signs

    READ MORE
  • Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

    Once booming concert industry goes quiet after coronavirus

    NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Inside a warehouse for MooTV, a live video production company in Nashville, Tennessee, the floor-to-ceiling shelves are lined with row after row of video screens, cables and rolling cases that normally would be out on the road with Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton or Dierks Bentley. At one end of the warehouse

    READ MORE
  • Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

    Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is hosting a “living room” concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday. Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, the Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and Billie Joe Armstrong are scheduled to take part in the event airing

    READ MORE
  • Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

    Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?

    TOKYO (AP) — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be? The most likely answer is — primarily Japanese taxpayers. “Of course there will be costs,” organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said when the postponement was announced. “As

    READ MORE
  • Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill

    Washington agrees on unrivaled $2 trillion virus rescue bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. It’s the largest economic rescue bill in history. The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an

    READ MORE