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Voice of America 25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Likely to Have Major Negative Impact on U.S. & China Film


[[The coronavirus pandemic has shut down movie theaters and caused movie releases to be postponed in the U.S. and China, the two largest film markets in the world. VOA ‘s Elizabeth Lee has details on how the pandemic is affecting moviegoers and movie producers in both countries.]

New jobs numbers released Friday show a decrease in the unemployment rate before the spread of coronavirus. Yahoo Finance reporter Akiko Fujita spoke to CBSN's Reena Ninan about the broader economic impact of the spreading disease.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred joins SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt to discuss how the league has been forced to adapt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manfred touches on a host of subjects, including (0:20) how the MLB will determine when to begin the 2020 season, (7:18) the impact of a shortened season on the economics of the sport, (10:38) the best and worst case scenarios for the league schedule, (12:37) baseball's role in helping the country heal from tragedy, and (14:23) an update on the sign-stealing investigations into the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.

As the world draws its attention to the coronavirus pandemic, other crises have not gone away.
The plight of asylum seekers stuck on the Turkish-Greek border, the situation for undocumented migrants on Greek islands, the suffering of those without homes… continue.
And these communities are likely to be particularly affected by what has become an unprecedented crisis.
Euronews' international correspondent Anelise Borges reports.
As COVID-19 shakes up life around the world, ​it stands to have a political impact as well. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock is watching for developments on both sides of the U.S. border with Mexico.

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