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Tyson Foods Will Shut U.S. Pork Plant as More Workers Catch COVID-19

CHICAGO — Tyson Foods Inc said on Thursday it will temporarily close an Iowa pork plant due to the coronavirus pandemic, a month after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered slaughterhouses to stay open to protect the country’s food supply. Meat …

Los Angeles Union, Joined by ‘Pandemic Pig,’ Demands Meatpacking Plant Closure

LOS ANGELES — The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant’s immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not …

Cyclone Shows Cost of Delaying $38 Billion Bangladesh Delta Plan

Mizanur Rahman recalls the last time a major tropical storm hit Bangladesh, when Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,000 people in 2007. In the aftermath of the destruction, he watched the dead body of a woman being washed ashore by …

Poconos Water Park Shuttered by Pandemic Faces Mortgage Woes

One of America’s biggest indoor water parks, normally packed with frolicking families, has gone dark — a casualty of social distancing. Now, the mortgage on the property is in trouble. The Kalahari water park and resort in the Poconos, with …

U.S. Lawmaker Wants Insurers, Govt to Share Future Pandemic Business Losses

U.S. legislation introduced on Tuesday would create a taxpayer-backed insurance program to protect businesses from revenue losses during future pandemics and require insurers to pay a slice of the claims. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from …

COVID-19 Lawsuit Takes on McDonald’s Like it Was a Rowdy Bar

May 26 — As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the coronavirus. Workers …

CDC, States’ Reporting of Virus Test Data Causes Confusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming _ and whether another round of stay-at-home orders …

French Court Orders Insurer AXA to Pay Restaurant’s COVID-19 Losses

PARIS — A Paris commercial court ruled that insurer AXA must pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of coronavirus-related revenue losses, the restaurateur’s lawyer said on Friday, possibly opening the door to a wave of similar litigation. AXA said …

As Nation Reopens, a Historic Referendum on Risk Begins

WASHINGTON — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the …

Pacific Hurricane Forecast Complicated by Coronavirus

HONOLULU — The Central Pacific basin including Hawaii should expect to see between two and six tropical storms or hurricanes this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday. The annual National Weather Service prediction came as wary Hawaii residents begin to emerge …