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U.S. shed 27,000 jobs in early March, ADP and Moody’s says

April 1 (UPI) — U.S. companies eliminated more than 27,000 jobs last month before the major impact of the coronavirus emergency, analysts said in a report Wednesday. ADP and Moody’s Analytics said in their analysis that was the total number of losses in the United

Seattle Seahawks release TE Ed Dickson, S Tedric Thompson

March 31 (UPI) — The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with veteran tight end Ed Dickson and safety Tedric Thompson, the team announced Tuesday. The roster moves clear more than $5 million in cap space for the Seahawks, according to Over The Cap. With the extra

Austal nabs $7.7M for work on USS Kansas City

March 31 (UPI) — Austal USA was awarded a $7.7 million contract Tuesday for work on the littoral combat ship USS Kansas City, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. The contract funds work during a post shakedown availability for the vessel in San Diego, including

Cleveland Browns to sign former Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn

March 31 (UPI) — The Cleveland Browns are signing veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year contract, his agency announced Tuesday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Clayborn’s deal is worth $5.75 million over the two seasons, with a max value of

Lockheed awarded $4.9B for work on F-35s

March 31 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin picked up three contracts totaling $4.9 billion for work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft Tuesday, according to the Pentagon. The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter — a single-engine stealth multirole combat aircraft used by the U.S.

White House experts project up to 200,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths

March 31 (UPI) — White House experts on Tuesday shared projections that up to 200,000 Americans may die as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. During a briefing by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Deborah Birx shared figures projecting that the virus had

JPMorgan expands mandatory diversity training to all employees, managers

March 31 (UPI) — JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday told employees it was instituting mandatory diversity and inclusion training after a December report detailing racial discrimination at a branch of the bank in Arizona. The bank’s acting co-chief executive officers, Gordon Smith and Daniel Pinto, announced

Redskins Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff signing franchise tender

March 31 (UPI) — Washington Redskins star offensive lineman Brandon Scherff is signing his franchise tender. League sources told ESPN and the Washington Times on Tuesday that Scherff will earn about $15 million this season after signing the tender. According to ESPN, the money in

Appeals court sides with Texas, allows temporary ban on abortions

March 31 (UPI) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Texas’ temporary ban on abortions during the coronavirus pandemic can continue. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower judge’s ruling Monday that lifted the ban. The appeals court’s decision sides with

NFL owners agree to expand playoff field to 14 teams

March 31 (UPI) — NFL team owners voted to approve the expansion of the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams, starting with the 2020 season. League officials confirmed the change during a conference call with NFL Media on Tuesday, which took place in lieu

U.S.: Bi-state sage grouse not eligible for ‘threatened’ status

March 31 (UPI) — A genetically distinct type of greater sage grouse found on the border between Nevada and California is not eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. The agency report, published in the Federal

FDA approves malaria drugs for COVID-19 with little proof they work

With little evidence that the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent or treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given emergency approval to distribute millions of doses of the medicines to hospitals across the country. “These drugs will be distributed from the

Look: Horse hoisted upside-down from cesspit

March 31 (UPI) — Firefighters in England said they had to enlist the help of a local company to bring in heavy machinery for the rescue of a horse that fell into a dry cesspit. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said multiple crews responded Friday when

Dow slides 410 points on final day of quarter

March 31 (UPI) — U.S. stocks dropped at the end of trading Tuesday on the final day of the worst first quarter in American history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 410.32 points, or 1.84 percent, while the S&P 500 fell 1.6 percent and

Oregon man wins $6.3 million from free lottery ticket

March 31 (UPI) — An Oregon man’s $6.3 million lottery jackpot was made all the more lucky by the fact that his ticket was free — and he almost left it at the store. Robert McCauley of Mount Vernon told Oregon Lottery officials he took

Agents seize $30M in drugs from U.S.-Mexico border tunnel

March 31 (UPI) — U.S. border officials seized over 4,000 pounds of illicit drugs from the U.S. exit of a tunnel spanning more than 2,000 feet from a warehouse in Mexico to one in California, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday. The tunnel originates