Coronavirus Update: U.S. GDP Hit, Meat Plants to Remain Open

The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% pace in the first quarter as many companies report losses, President Trump’s action to keep meat-processing plants open is criticized by unions, and labs say Covid-19 testing capacity is unused. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: Marcus Santos/Zuma Press

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Guess what? It’s gonna be May

Early TODAY's Phillip Mena explains why you'll be seeing – and hearing – a lot of Justin Timberlake on April 30th.

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After Lockdown, Protesters in Lebanon Demand Economic Relief

As Lebanon begins to reopen after a pandemic lockdown, protesters demanding economic relief have clashed with riot police and soldiers. WSJ’s Dion Nissenbaum reports from Beirut.

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Senator discusses importance of national service programs

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., discusses the importance of national service programs to help fight the coronavirus.

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Class of 2020 Job Seekers May Be ‘Walking into a Hurricane’

At the beginning of the year, college seniors were preparing to enter the strongest job market in decades. Now, as more than 25-million people have filed for unemployment, they face a newly competitive search. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Over half disapprove of Trump’s handling of virus: Poll

A majority of Americans now disapprove of the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polling. Most Americans also would prefer Joe Biden to handle the crisis. The panel discusses.

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Military flyover pays tribute to COVID-19 frontline responders

The Air Force and Navy joined forces to put on a spectacular show over New York City, Philadelphia, and parts of New Jersey to honor those keeping the nation going during the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Covid Trutherism:’ Chris Hayes on Fox News’ coronavirus hypocrisy

Chris Hayes discusses Fox News’ attempt to play down the coronavirus and convince viewers that the experts were wrong.

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Ahead of National Conventions, State Party Caucuses Are Going Virtual

With social distancing in place, some Democratic and Republican state parties are hosting virtual local conventions. WSJ’s Emily Glazer takes us on a cross-country tour to explore how districts are handling the change, which could be a model for national conventions.

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Michael Steele: Trump treating coronavirus as ‘red and blue’ issue, not a health one

Michael Steele says the White House isn’t treating the pandemic as a health issue: “They’re positioning it in a political context, and literally ‘red vs. blue’ narrative.”

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