New York extends stay at home orders amid battle over when to reopen US

New York State on Thursday extended its stay at home policy until May 15, as the staggering economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic grew more apparent, underscoring the White House’s growing urgency to restart the world’s largest economy. Data that showed a further deterioration in unemployment — and a collapse in the housing market — were the latest milestones showing how badly the COVID-19 crisis has undermined the U.S. economy.

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