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Even as virus deaths mount, governments eye exit strategies

By MARINA VILLENUEVE and LORI HINNANT

The desire to get back to normal is driven in part by the damage to world economies.


US to buy 30,000 ventilators from GM

The federal government will buy 30,000 ventilators from General Motors by the end of August for $489.4 million.


Fed eases limits on Wells Fargo loans

Citing the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented need for loans and assistance for small businesses, the Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo.


Many cope with pandemic by making plans, defiantly, amid the chaos and madness

By JOCELYN NOVECK

As owners of a wedding and event-planning business, Karina Lopez and Curtis Rogers have always known how the best-laid plans can go awry. But there's no way they could have imagined just a few weeks ago what would happen to their very own wedding plans.


Port shuts down construction work

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Port of Seattle suspended about 20 construction projects starting today and lasting until Monday.


Inslee sending back DOD field hospital

Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday a Department of Defense field hospital that had been set up by the football field where the Seattle Seahawks play due to the coronavirus outbreak will be returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so it can be deployed to another state facing more of a crisis.


Redmond picks new planning director

By JOURNAL STAFF

The city appointed Carol Helland as director of planning and community development.


Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country's sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department projection on Tuesday.


Residential rent payments plunge in April; more concessions reported

By BRIAN MILLER

The National Multifamily Housing Council reported Wednesday that monthly apartment rent payments had dropped 12% in April, compared with March.


Massive effort to get LA homeless into hotels

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER

Los Angeles has embarked on a massive and unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable residents as the coronavirus continues to spread.


2-day suspension for city projects

By JOURNAL STAFF

Public works projects in the city of Seattle are on a two-day hiatus beginning today.


State has grants for small businesses

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state is opening up an application process for grants that will provide up to $10,000 for businesses with up to 10 employees.


Wall Street jumps 3.4%, actually holds on this time

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA

Stocks shot to a 3.4% gain on Wall Street Wednesday as investors chose to focus on the optimistic side of data about the coronavirus outbreak's trajectory.


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