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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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Chase Sapphire reward points can now be redeemed for groceries and takeout. ‘These are strange, strange times’

‘No one signs up for a high-end travel credit card wanting to use those points for groceries.’

‘A prolonged depression is virtually guaranteed without significant federal aid to state and local governments’

‘The unemployment situation is going to get worse before it gets better’: More than 1 in 5 people are now out of a job.

Before pulling money from your retirement account, ask yourself these 5 tough questions

Penalties for withdrawing funds early are waived temporarily, but caveats remain.

7 tips to smoothly end your marriage in the age of coronavirus, where divorce is harder than ever

How to end a marriage responsibly, even after this health crisis has passed.

Americans are putting off medical care due to coronavirus fears — but there have been consequences

11% of respondents said their or their family member’s condition had worsened as a result.

How the $2.2 trillion CARES Act helps Americans save money on their 2019 taxes

The IRS has received 11.7 million fewer returns than it did at the same point the year before, an 8.2% drop year-over-year.

Walt Disney World proposes July 11 for phased reopening, later than other Florida theme parks

The company is considering creating ‘relaxation zones’ where guests could temporarily take their masks off.

Mortgage rates hit another all-time low as home buyers rush to secure cheap financing

The number of people applying for loans to purchase a home has increased for six consecutive weeks after falling earlier in the coronavirus outbreak.

That summer flu might be Lyme disease, not coronavirus — you don’t want that either

Delaying treatment can lead to severe, potentially debilitating symptoms.

Pending home sales saw biggest decline on record in April because of coronavirus pandemic

Between March and April, contract signings for home purchases dropped over 21%.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Trump signs order aimed at curbing social-media companies amid brawl with Twitter

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order he says will limit liability protections enjoyed by social-media companies, as he escalated a fight with Twitter over its fact checks of his statements.

Green light for garden parties, but careful using the bathroom: England releases new guidelines for social gatherings amid lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced measures to further ease lockdown in England at a press conference on Thursday.

House approves bill that gives small businesses more time to use PPP loans and lets them spend less on payroll

The House action comes as Senate Republicans and the Trump administration also back extending the deadline for spending Paycheck Protection Program money beyond the current eight weeks.

Elizabeth Warren seen as ‘obvious’ pick for Joe Biden’s vice president by veteran pollster

A longtime Democratic pollster is reportedly urging Joe Biden to pick Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, saying she would help him the most in the November presidential election against Donald Trump.

Elisabeth Buchwald is a personal finance reporter at MarketWatch. She is based in New York.

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