Badly hit California economy aims to reverse virus 'free fall'

Badly hit California economy aims to reverse virus 'free fall'

Los Angeles (AFP) - Millions unemployed, world-famous tourist attractions closed, movie sets shuttered and a huge deficit looming: California has been among the states hardest hit by the pandemic economically.Before the coronavirus struck, the Golden State had been growing at a faster pace than the rest of the country for an entire decade.But when stay-at-home orders were announced in March, earlier than similar measures elsewhere across the nation, the economy -- heavily dependent on tourism, hospitality and entertainment -- took a sharp nosedive.As businesses from shops and restaurants to am...


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