Economic fallout mounts, along with competition for gear

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MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, in the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has ever witnessed, and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to intensify and deaths mounted with alarming speed in Italy, Spain and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the nation, with nearly 2,400 dead. There were sobering preparations in the U.S.: The Federal Emergency M
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