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The No. 1 thing Americans are spending their stimulus checks on and a staggering number of laid-off workers are receiving MORE money from unemployment benefits than when they were employed

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By Elisabeth Buchwald

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A staggering number of laid-off workers are receiving MORE money from unemployment benefits than when they were employed

Democrats want to extend the payout window, but Republicans say the benefits are too rich.

The No. 1 thing Americans are spending their stimulus checks on — even more than shopping at Costco, Walmart and Target

‘Americans are aware of how grim the near future could be.’

Joe Biden has called for rent forgiveness during the coronavirus pandemic — here’s how that would work

Progressive activists say mortgages and rent should be cancelled while the coronavirus pandemic slows the economy, but what would that mean for landlords?

‘I felt violated.’ This man says he was fired for ‘gross insubordination’ for refusing to reveal his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Christopher Wells told MarketWatch, ‘I felt I didn’t have a fair shot at securing my job.’

New home sales edge upward in April despite coronavirus stay-at-home orders

Home builders have an opportunity to see improved sales by shifting their designs to meet buyers’ new preferences in a post-coronavirus world.

Anti-anxiety medication prescriptions have spiked 34% during the coronavirus pandemic

Americans are also filling more prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-insomnia drugs

‘The 1918 Spanish flu’s second wave was even more devastating’: WHO advises caution to avoid ‘immediate second peak’

Immunizations against smallpox, measles or Hepatitis B should last a lifetime, but that has not been the case for previous coronaviruses.

Home-price gains continued in March as the coronavirus pandemic swept the U.S., Case-Shiller index shows

‘The initial impact will be felt mostly on plunging sales and listings volumes, not prices,’ said Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

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Amy Cooper was caught on video calling the police on Christian Cooper, a black bird-watcher.

America’s threat to delist Chinese companies could make everybody better off

Far from confirming fears of a widespread delisting of Chinese firms, a proposed U.S. law will likely improve the investment environment.

Trump adviser Kudlow says administration is looking ‘very carefully’ at a ‘return-to-work bonus’

Top White House economist Larry Kudlow on Tuesday talks up the Trump administration’s interest in Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s proposal of providing $450 a week for individuals returning to work.

The Dow has surged over 61,000% as it marks its 124th year — Here’s a brief history of the most popular stock-market barometer amid the coronavirus crisis

The Dow has become one of the most widely tracked stock gauges in the U.S., if not the world, since it was created in 1896.

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

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