Americas will be hardest hit by COVID-19 job losses :ILO

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The Americas will bear the brunt of an estimated 305 million job losses that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause worldwide between April and June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: People who lost their jobs are reflected in the door of an Arkansas Workforce Center as they wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S. April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford -/File Photo/File Photo

The outbreak also risks creating a “lockdown generation” of young people forced to play catch-up on the labour

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Latin America’s largest airline LATAM files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

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(Reuters) – Latin America’s largest airline LATAM Airlines Group SA (LTM.SN) said on Tuesday the company and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the U.S. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of LATAM Airlines is pictured on an Airbus plane in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

LATAM is the latest corporate victim of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought a virtual halt to air travel, joining Colombia’s Avianca Holdings SA AVT_p.CN and Australia’s Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (VAH.AX) in bankruptcy protection

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Coronavirus pandemic reinforcing America’s love for pickups

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Trucks come off the assembly line at GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 25, 2018. 

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The coronavirus pandemic is changing life as we know it. But one thing the crisis hasn’t changed is America’s love of pickup trucks.

Boosted by 0% financing for up to 84 months, J.D. Power reports U.S. sales of pickups are exceeding all passenger cars. Truck sales beginning this month were only off 1% compared with pre-pandemic forecasts, according to the firm.

“It continues to do and is doing rather spectacularly,” Tyson Jominy, J.D.

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The struggles America’s disabled are facing during coronavirus pandemic

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Hundreds of people in cars arrive on the first day of a free COVID-19 antibody testing event at a site in Florida. Americans with disabilities, including blindness, are struggling to access testing and other health-care services during the coronavirus crisis.

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Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, was recently exposed to someone who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Swenor wanted to get tested after displaying mild symptoms of Covid-19. Her children, a 3-

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