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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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In China, coronavirus curbs New Year celebrations ... and spending

Jan 24, 2020
The holiday is usually a peak purchasing period, but the illness is threatening to derail the much-needed bump in the Chinese economy.
Shoppers wearing masks Wednesday prepare for Lunar New Year in Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak.
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United States officials are responding to the first case of coronavirus

Jan 22, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control has a budget for when a new sickness emerges.
A woman wears a mask on the first day of screenings for coronavirus of travelers from Wuhan, China.
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