U.S. health officials said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses.
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Iranians vote in parliamentary election, hardliners set to cement grip
Hardliners loyal to Iran's supreme leader are likely to sweep a parliamentary election on Friday that will cement their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home.
Coronavirus fears, U.S. business data drag down Wall Street
U.S. stocks sold off and the Nasdaq had its worst daily percentage decline in about three weeks on Friday as a spike in new coronavirus cases and data showing a stall in U.S. business activity in February fueled investors' fears about economic growth.
In next downturn, Fed may opt for quick, strong action
In the next economic downturn, the Federal Reserve and other central banks may need to roll out their big guns sooner and use them more aggressively, or risk getting mired in growth-sapping deflation or worse.
WarnerMedia to reunite 'Friends' in HBO Max special
WarnerMedia is reuniting its "Friends" cast for an untitled, unscripted special for its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, the company said on Friday.
U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria fighting
The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a Russian-led Syrian government offensive.
Prince Harry and his wife will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word "royal" in their branding after they start a new life in Canada following their decision to step back from royal duties.
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