Remainder of Des Moines Buccaneers’ U.S. Hockey League season canceled
Des Moines Register: Six days after suspending its season indefinitely because of the national coronavirus outbreak, the United States Hockey League has closed the doors on its 2019-20 campaign for good. The 16-team league, which includes five Iowa teams (Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Sioux City, Waterloo and the Des Moines Buccaneers), made the announcement today. Des Moines finishes the canceled season at 21-23-3. 

Stocks drop as investor alarm persists
New York Times: Financial markets reeled again today. As the coronavirus continued its relentless spread, governments ramped up efforts to contain it and investors continued to wait for lawmakers in Washington to take action on proposals to bolster the American economy. The S&P 500 fell about 5%, stocks in Europe were sharply lower and oil prices cratered. The Dow finished down 1,338 points, or 6.3%.

Trump seeks $500 billion in payments to Americans in relief plan
New York Times: The Trump administration today asked Congress for $500 billion to cover two separate waves of direct payments to American taxpayers in the next several weeks and another $300 billion to help small businesses meet payroll, outlining a sweeping $1 trillion economic stabilization package to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. restaurants seek $455 billion of federal aid due to coronavirus hit
Reuters: A U.S. restaurant trade group today asked the White House and congressional leaders for a $455 billion aid package, saying that the industry could shed nearly half of its 15.6 million jobs and at least a quarter of its annual sales because of the coronavirus outbreak. The group, the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association, said restaurants could take a $225 billion sales hit in the next three months, a quarter of their projected total sales of $899 billion.

– Detroit automakers agree to UAW request to shutter U.S. plants (Reuters)
– Tesla factory operating despite virus lockdown order, witnesses say (Reuters)