June 26 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
– Texas paused reopening plans on Thursday, as new coronavirus cases and hospitalisations increased in many U.S. states, and a government estimate showed more than 20 million Americans may have contracted the virus, far exceeding diagnosed infections. on.wsj.com/2A5UzvF
– The Donald Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in a legal brief filed on Thursday, putting health care at center stage in an election year already focused on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact. on.wsj.com/3iaFGth
– The number of workers seeking jobless benefits has held steady at about 1.5 million each week so far in June, signaling a slow recovery for the U.S. economy as states face new infections that could impede hiring and consumer spending. on.wsj.com/2VkAU2o
– The Federal Reserve on Thursday said a prolonged economic downturn could saddle the United States’ biggest banks with up to $700 billion in losses on soured loans and ordered them to cap dividends and suspend share buybacks to conserve funds. on.wsj.com/3fXWdPa
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