Trump Seeks to Block 3M Mask Exports and Grab Masks from Its Overseas Customers

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is seeking to use powers under a Korean War-era law to…

A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work

WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly assured Americans that the federal government is holding 10,000 ventilators…

Iran Says U.S. Sanctions Are Taking Lives. U.S. Officials Disagree.

As Iran struggles with a devastating coronavirus outbreak, a broken economy and a severe shortage of…

Wartime Production Law Has Been Used Routinely, but Not With Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Chemicals used to construct military missiles. Materials needed to build drones. Body armor for…

D.I.Y. Coronavirus Solutions Are Gaining Steam

From Ireland to Seattle, makers and engineers are creating open-source versions of much-needed medical equipment.

Hive Mind of Makers Rises to Meet Pandemic

Tinkerers, sewers and scientists bring their ideas and 3-D printers to bear on the shortage of…

Inside G.M.’s Race to Build Ventilators Before Trump’s Attack

While much of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus outbreak,…

Trump Said He Was the President of Manufacturing. Then Disaster Struck.

When President Trump came to office, he promised a new day with America’s manufacturers, casting himself…

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April

WASHINGTON — President Trump retreated Sunday from his desire to relax coronavirus guidelines by Easter, announcing…

The Race for Virus Money is on. Lobbyists Are Standing by.

WASHINGTON — The federal government is open for coronavirus business, and the scramble to get some…

In Abrupt Shift, Trump Cites Need for Ventilators and Criticizes G.M.

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at General Motors on Friday, blaming it for overpromising on…

Trump Administration Pulls Back From $1 Billion Coronavirus Ventilator Deal

WASHINGTON — The White House had been preparing on Wednesday to announce amid an escalating pandemic…

Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity

WASHINGTON — When Ford’s chief executive, Jim Hackett, announced on Tuesday that the carmaker would team…

As Federal Government Mobilizes, Local Officials Say Response Remains Too Slow

WASHINGTON — Federal emergency response teams toured a convention center in New York City on Monday,…

Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s refusal to invoke the Defense Production Act to commandeer resources for the…

Coronavirus Drives the U.S. and China Deeper Into Global Power Struggle

WASHINGTON — When President Trump took the podium at the White House briefing room one afternoon…

How the Defense Production Act Could Yield More Masks, Ventilators and Tests

WASHINGTON — President Trump issued an executive order this week invoking the Defense Production Act to…

Trump Resists Pressure to Force Companies to Make Coronavirus Supplies

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers are resisting calls from congressional Democrats and a growing…