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How the coronavirus is affecting one American business

Feb 7, 2020
The head of OMG Accessories anticipates that the coronavirus will set back the production of her company's products by at least two months.
A sign at an empty mall in Beijing urges visitors to wear masks Wednesday. China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's No. 2 economy.
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As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs

Feb 6, 2020
The virus' economic toll may interfere with China's ability to make promised purchases.
A woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty subway platform during the evening rush hour on Feb. 3 in Beijing.
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As airlines cut China flights, there's less room for cargo

Feb 5, 2020
A sizable portion of air freight is carried in the bellies of passenger planes.
Passengers wearing protective face masks sleep on their flight to Shanghai on Feb. 4.
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Big data predicted the coronavirus outbreak and where it would spread

Feb 4, 2020
Using AI as a warning system for outbreaks isn't just for government.
A sign at London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 28 warns of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Shanghai and coronavirus: living in a ghost town

Feb 4, 2020
Our China correspondent takes us on a tour of the usually bustling financial center, where fears and precautions have made it eerily quiet. You can even hear the birds sing.
Marketplace's China correspondent Jennifer Pak used to wear face masks outdoors to protect against air pollution, but now the Chinese government advises residents to wear them whenever they are out of their homes.
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Disney theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong are closed due to coronavirus

Feb 4, 2020
The outbreak has also shuttered nearly every movie theater in China.
Disney closed down its Hong Kong and Shanghai parks due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: OPEC-Russia consider emergency meeting to cut supply in response to anemic Chinese demand

Feb 3, 2020
Nervous traders are selling oil contracts first and asking questions later.
Nervous traders are selling oil contracts due to concern about the coronavirus cutting oil demand in China.
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Limits on travel in China are negatively affecting oil prices. Above, people walk through Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China on Jan. 21, 2020.
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How coronavirus is affecting Chinese workers

The government extended the Lunar New Year holiday in an attempt to contain the disease, meaning more days off for workers.
Chinese police officers wear protective masks at Beijing Station last week.
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China's service economy imperiled by virus emergency

Jan 24, 2020
Services now form a key sector in China's economy.
Residents wear masks while buying vegetables in the market on Jan. 23th, 2020 in Wuhan, China.
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