Recession-hit Japan's exports, imports fall due to pandemic. The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures. China focused on jobs as national legislature meets.
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Recession-hit Japan's exports, imports fall due to pandemic
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Recession-hit Japan's exports, imports fall due to pandemic

Recession-hit Japan's exports plunged nearly 22% in April, marking their worst drop in more than a decade, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed global demand for autos, machinery and chemicals. Imports fell 7% from a year earlier, according to Finance Ministry data released Thursday. ...

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The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures
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The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

Japan’s economy minister says experts have approved a government plan to remove a coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing, while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido

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China focused on jobs as national legislature meets
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China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beijing ready to spend? Companies and the public are looking to the meeting of the ceremonial national legislature starting...

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The Latest: African countries urged to up testing tenfold
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The Latest: African countries urged to up testing tenfold

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — ‘We’re expendable’: Ru...

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China lawmakers gather as doubts swirl over pandemic safety

China is convening its biggest political gathering and President Donald Trump has said he is considering holding the Group of Seven summit in June as doubts simmer over how safe is safe enough with the pandemic still not under control

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Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge
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Ex-Green Beret nabbed in exec's escape has lived on the edge

Decades before a security camera caught Michael Taylor coming off a jet that was carrying one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives, the former Green Beret had a hard-earned reputation for taking on dicey assignments. Over the years, Taylor had been hired by parents to rescue abducted ...

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Pandemic knocks out large sections of Hawaii's economy
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Pandemic knocks out large sections of Hawaii's economy

In normal times, Roland Chang and his three sons start their day at dawn, picking up tourists in Waikiki and driving them to the ocean for a boat ride to see dolphins and turtles swimming in clear blue waters. Four nights a week, the family’s band performs Hawaiian music and popular songs at a hotel...

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Back to business, but not business as usual as nations open
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Back to business, but not business as usual as nations open

This is what “normal” will look like for the foreseeable future. In Connecticut, restaurants are reopening with outdoor-only dining and tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart. In Beverly Hills, California, the rich and glamorous are doing their shopping from the curb along Rodeo Drive. And pr...

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The Latest: Expansion of mail-in voting on hold in Texas
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The Latest: Expansion of mail-in voting on hold in Texas

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Expansion of mail-in v...

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Eric Rosengren, Jerome Powell
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Regional Fed chief: Loan program could aid a slow recovery

The president of a regional Federal Reserve bank that will oversee a groundbreaking business lending program says he thinks a slower-than-expected recovery from the economic downturn would lead companies to seek critical support from the program

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Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1
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Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1

Even as Mexico saw its largest one-day death toll, Mexico City announced Wednesday it will begin a gradual reopening June 1. The nationwide death toll rose by 424 on Wednesday to 6,090, well above last week's record of 353 deaths reported in one day. Total confirmed infections nationw...

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Workers cheered as they enter South Dakota pork plant
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Workers cheered as they enter South Dakota pork plant

Employees at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota where a coronavirus outbreak infected over 800 people were greeted at work Wednesday with thank you signs, cheers and waves from about a dozen area residents. “They're putting their health at risk just like the hospital ...

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'Orlando is suffering,' tourism officials tell Pence

Face masks. Temperature checks. Social distancing markers. These are the new safety measures Florida's largest industry is adopting as tourism businesses battered by coronavirus-related lockdowns start reopening, industry leaders told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday. Theme park...

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Nike Inc

Nike Inc

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories worldwide. The company offers NIKE brand products in six categories: running, NIKE basketball, the Jordan brand, football, training, and sportswear. It also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as American football, baseball, cricket, lacrosse, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, walking, and outdoor activities; and apparel with licensed college and professional team and league logos, as well as sells sports apparel. In addition, the company sells a line of performance equipment and accessories, including bags, socks, sport balls, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, and other equipment under the NIKE brand for sports activities; various plastic products to other manufacturers; athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks; and action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories under the Hurley trademark. Further, it licenses agreements that permit unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. NIKE, Inc. sells its products to footwear stores; sporting goods stores; athletic specialty stores; department stores; skate, tennis, and golf shops; and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores, digital platforms, independent distributors, licensees, and sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Inc. and changed its name to NIKE, Inc. in 1971. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

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