Have a good start to the Labor Day Weekend, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories:
Celebrate Labor Day safely: Keep the socializing outside and don’t touch anyone
Don’t let the coronavirus crash your holiday barbecue
Think twice before wearing a face shield to protect against COVID-19 instead of a cloth face mask — here’s why
Teachers and students are returning to schools and colleges — sometimes wearing face shields in lieu of masks.
Gaps in the CDC’s eviction ban could leave some renters homeless, housing advocates say
Ambiguity in the wording of the national eviction moratorium means that some Americans could still lose their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.
My husband wants 50% of my mother’s inheritance because he earns more than me. I said no. Am I unreasonable?
I said I was willing to get a money manager and set up a retirement account in both of our names. I’ve always worked, even while raising our daughter.
My father left me money for a house — and my husband put his name on the deed. How do I ensure it goes to our kids?
‘When his mother passed away, he received an inheritance of $8,000. I was never told about this money, and he spent all of it.’
Asymptomatic children who contract COVID-19 may ‘shed’ coronavirus for weeks
New insights into coronavirus transmission among children shed light on the pandemic at an important time for families, communities and public-health officials.
‘A man cave on wheels’: My husband’s RV is his pride and joy — but he owes $75,000 on it. If he dies, am I liable?
‘My concern is that, if something happens to him, I will end up with a lien on my home.’
‘We can’t let our guard down’: Scientists say some children could spread COVID-19 even if they have antibodies
‘With most viruses, when you start to detect antibodies, you won’t detect the virus anymore. But with COVID-19, we’re seeing both.’
‘My brother was my best friend’: He moved into my late father’s home, changed the locks and blew through his money. Should I pursue criminal charges?
‘He and his wife were in serious financial debt prior to dad’s death. When I confronted my brother he blocked me on social media, and has refused to talk to me ever since.’
Having thoughts of suicide during the pandemic? Here’s how to cope and get help
‘Some of the biggest risk factors for suicide are now part of daily life.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Fed’s Powell says jobs report was ‘a good one,’ signals low interest rates could last for years
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday’s report showing 1.4 million Americans found or resumed work in August was good news, but the economy likely will require low interest rates for years.
Biden blasts Trump over alleged comments on troops and says president has ‘botched’ virus response
A visibly angry Joe Biden on Friday blasted President Donald Trump over comments he reportedly made about U.S. military members, and said the economy is being held back by Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.
Another coronavirus aid package is probably ‘not happening’ after August jobs report and deal to avoid government shutdown, analyst says
Friday’s jobs report makes it more likely that Washington won’t deliver another big coronavirus aid package, according to some analysts. An agreement to avoid a federal government shutdown also may hurt the chances for a deal on aid.
The August jobs report is a lot better than it looks. Here’s why (and why it may not last)
The biggest and undoubtedly best news in U.S. jobs report for August was a huge increase in the number of people who said they went back to work.
The only path to a sharply higher stock market ‘is a bubble like the late 1920s and 1990s,’ says analyst who called rally off March lows
A popular stock-market valuation measure is nearing the same level it hit just before the final two years of the most powerful bull markets of the 20th century -- if it breaks out again, prepare for the building, and the eventual bursting, of another bubble, warns a Wall Street veteran who called the market's rally off the March low.
Why ‘Sell in May and go away’ was money-losing advice for stock investors in 2020
This seasonal market-timing pattern makes sense in just one year out of four, writes Mark Hulbert.
This 50-year-old Vanguard mutual fund is holding its own against younger rivals
Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund shows how a blended stock/bond portfolio can make investors money.
Today’s older workers may see the first cuts to Social Security benefits
The Congressional Budget Office released an updated budget outlook, including the pandemic’s impact on the economy.
Tech bloodbath aside, ride these two giants for the second half of the recovery, veteran analyst says
Never mind the carnage. One analyst says the second phase of the economic rebound, during the second half of this year and into 2021, will “supercharge” the fundamentals and growth trajectories of well positioned tech stocks
Just $5 and an iPhone can open the door to investing in the world’s rarest fine wines
Rally’s wine offerings will have a combined value of $148,000 and include a ’05 Chateau Latour and 2016 Chateau Petrus
Stock-market rout: Why it’s too early to call tech plunge the start of a correction
Tech and other high-flying stock market sectors got hammered Thursday, but the move was so overdue it’s hard to declare it the start of a prolonged correction, investors and analysts say.
The stock market is peaking — these are the 26 stocks to own through the downturn
Investors have pushed stock up too indiscriminately and exuberantly.