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4:32 p.m. March 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Mask up, America!’ Texas abandons COVID-19 mask mandate — health experts say that’s a really, really bad idea One year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go masklessOne year after the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, health professionals have decried moves to go maskless.
7:02 a.m. Dec. 6, 2020 - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’ll retire with a military pension and want to move to a bicycle-friendly, beer-loving place — so where should I go? Looking for ideas on the best place for you to retire? Email HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.comI have a nest egg of $1 million and will also have a monthly military pension of approximately $6,000, and Social Security on top of that.
10:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
2:02 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases top 48 million and U.S. sets record one-day case tally of more than 100,000The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 48 million on Thursday, according to , while the death toll rose above 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.5 million and highest death toll at 233,734, or about a fifth of the global totals. The U.S. counted a record 107,000 cases on Wednesday, the most since the start of the outbreak. Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota and Nebraska set one-day cords, while cases continued to rise in the Mountain West and Northeast, which is seeing another surge in cases as winter sets in. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 161,106 and is third by cases at 5.6 million. India is second in cases with 8.4 million, and third in deaths at 123,315. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 93,228 and 10th highest case tally at 943,630 The U.K has 47,832 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.1 million cases, or ninth highest in the world.
8:57 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: ‘The pandemic is far from over,’ says NIH director, as Nebraska asks nurses from other states for help ‘Widespread use of face coverings has the potential to protect lives while also minimizing further damage to the economy and American livelihoods,’ says NIH director Francis CollinsThe U.S. tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 9.38 million on Wednesday with infections climbing in 47 states, as hospitalizations set records in seven states and Nebraska was resorting to asking for nurses from other states to come and help address the surge.
2:00 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 47.5 million, 1.2 million deaths and U.S. tops 232,000 fatalitiesThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 47.5 million on Wednesday, according to , while the death toll rose above 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.4 million and highest death toll at 232,634, or about a fifth of the global totals. Infections are rising in all but three states and are climbing at the fastest pace in the Midwest and Southwest, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New Mexico all reported record high hospitalizations this week. Nebraska's largest hospitals started limiting elective surgeries and looked to bring in nurses from other states to cope with the surge. Hospital officials in Iowa and Missouri warned bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 160,496 and is third by cases at 5.6 million. India is second in cases with 8.3 million, and third in deaths at 123,611. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 92,593 and 10th highest case tally at 938,405. The U.K has 47,340 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.1 million cases, or ninth highest in the world.
12:03 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Melissa Lambarena
Starter credit cards: Harder to get, but here are the options 4 types of credit cards for beginners, and how to get themCredit cards aimed at those who are new to credit used to be easier to get, but you can still qualify, and more choices exist today.
2:29 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying Gilead questions validity of trial conducted by World Health OrganizationThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39 million on Friday, as a clinical trial found one therapy believed to be promising as a treatment to have no effect on mortality in hospitalized patients.
9:56 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 215,000 as Trump resumes campaign rallies even as doctors warn the test providing his negative results is not suited to that purpose ‘[Trump] should be adhering to guidelines, and they are trying to concoct a narrative to justify why he’s out there, and it’s wrong,’ says Dr. Vin GuptaThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 215,000 on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail with a rally in Florida late Monday, at which he again claimed to be “immune” to the virus.
3:44 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - Associated Press
D.C.-area health departments fault contact-tracing efforts amid White House coronavirus outbreak Local health authorities implore White House staff to get tested for coronavirusLocal health authorities implore White House staff to get tested for coronavirus.
5:32 a.m. Oct. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump’s positive coronavirus test puts spotlight on presidential line of succession — here’s a primer An expert also provides a view on whether a presidential candidate could be replaced on the ballot for the Nov. 3 electionWith President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19, it’s worth looking at how the presidential line of succession is currently set in U.S. law — and whether Trump could get replaced on the ballot with Election Day just over a month away.
3:48 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
5 things to know about Trump’s possible Supreme Court picks — including how Barbara Lagoa could help Trump win Florida Analysts believe Trump is considering conservative women including Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett and Allison Jones RushingAnalysts believe Trump is considering conservative women judges like Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett and Allison Jones Rushing
5:20 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
45 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — only 6 have started to distribute it An executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster reliefAn executive order by President Donald Trump called for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
7:47 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Here are all the Stein Mart stores having liquidation sales All 279 of Stein Mart’s U.S. stores across 30 states are closing in wake of bankruptcy filing, and they selling merchandise and fixtures at ‘deeply discounted’ prices A day after Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy, saying it expects to close “a significant portion, if not all” of its stores, it was announced that all 279 U.S. stores across 30 states were closing through “Going-Out-of-Business” sales.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - Associated Press
Powerful derecho storm leaves widespread damage across Midwest A derecho is not quite a hurricane — it has no eye and its winds come across in a lineA rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.
3:05 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Powerful storm with 100-mph winds leaves path of destruction across Midwest Rare derecho blows through Chicago, into MichiganA rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it turned toward Chicago.
7:13 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Howard Gold
The college-admissions process is just around the corner — here’s how to navigate it amid the coronavirus As COVID-19 disrupts schools and testing, ‘soft’ skills count moreAs COVID-19 disrupts schools and testing, ‘soft’ skills count more, writes Howard Gold.
11:02 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Ryan Lane
Refinancing now is your best shot at lowering the cost of private student loans Cut high interest rates—here’s how much you could save on a $27,000 debtIf you have private student loans, refinancing them as soon as you can get a lower interest rate is a no-brainer
8:24 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response Hurricane Isaias’ imminent arrival forced the closure of some outdoor testing sites as Florida reached a new daily high in deathsMexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States, where a hurricane bearing down on the East Coast on Saturday is threatening to complicate efforts to contain the virus.
12:04 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 150,000 as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho set one-day records Earnings season cranks into high gear with numbers coming from Amazon, Apple, Google and FacebookThe U.S. counted more than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total to more than 150,000, as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho all recorded record single-day totals, in the latest sign the pandemic is far from contained.
9:10 a.m. July 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.2 million after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 deaths Dr. Deborah Birx says Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia should reimpose lockdowns on bars and gatherings of more than 10 peopleThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 4.2 million on Monday, after a fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new infections, as states in the South and West continue to struggle to contain the spread of the deadly illness.
7:02 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. labs buckle amid testing surge, as global coronavirus cases top 15 million Some tests taking weeks to process; such lags pose health and economic risksLaboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are undercutting the pandemic response.
1:45 p.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Elizabeth Warren has a new role, as a top policy adviser to Joe Biden’s campaign Massachusetts progressive has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to the famously — to some, notoriously — moderate presumptive Democratic presidential nomineeThe Massachusetts senator, a leading progressive, has become an unlikely confidante and adviser to Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and famously — to some, notoriously — moderate in his approach.
10:58 a.m. July 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Rich Americans spew more carbon pollution at home than poor people In Beverly Hills, the average person puts four times as much heat-trapping gases into the air as someone living in South Central Los AngelesRich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints.
7:04 a.m. July 19, 2020 - By Mary Ziegler
That Supreme Court ruling on the Louisiana abortion case wasn’t a big win for pro-choice advocates after all The fate of Roe v. Wade is more uncertain than everAfter giving June Medical v. Russo a closer look, the fate of Roe v. Wade is more uncertain than ever.
7:59 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
Treasury Department says Americans’ $450 billion in charitable donations last year shows ‘greater distribution of wealth’ in the U.S. — but the data suggest otherwise Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration’s policies gave ‘hard-working Americans’ a chance to give back to their communitiesTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration’s policies gave ‘hard-working Americans’ a chance to give back to their communities.
8:46 a.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus CDC director claims ‘our nation failed over decades to effectively invest in public health”The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
9:00 a.m. June 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Mid-October presidential debate moving to Miami as University of Michigan takes a pass Oct. 15 debate ‘not feasible’ in light of coronavirus concerns, says university’s presidentThe nonpartisan commission that sponsors the formal election year presidential debates announced Tuesday that an October debate that had been set for Michigan will now take place in Florida.
7:07 p.m. June 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Misinformation in action: False claims of antifa protesters plague small cities False rumors spread despite efforts by Twitter, FacebookIn the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit up with false rumors that the far-left-leaning group is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities across America.
2:15 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll climbs above 353,000; U.S. deaths surpass 100,000 Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s enjoy strong sales bump, while Ralph Lauren’s sales falter with stores closedThe number of deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 353,000 on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said the Americas are at the center of the pandemic following surges in infections in Brazil, Peru, Chile and others in the past few days.
4:26 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
The share of Americans who give money to charity hits 19-year low at a time when many need help Donating to charity has declined significantly among middle-income and lower-income households, a new Gallup poll findsDonating to charity has declined significantly among middle-income and lower-income households, a new Gallup poll finds.
1:15 p.m. May 12, 2020 - Associated Press
Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, dies at 71 Publisher’s longtime CEO suffers heart attack, company saysSimon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, who presided over her company with steady force and a passion for books during a time of frequent and traumatic change, died Tuesday morning at age 71.
12:08 p.m. May 10, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
New estimates on coronavirus fatalities make for chilling reading as U.S. states ease restrictions on social distancing ‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said.
3:19 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Will some people be affected badly? Yes.’ As Trump says U.S. must reopen soon, question hangs in the air: Can the economy be saved without sacrificing lives? ‘What government does today will literally determine how many people live and how many people die,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said ‘What government does today will literally determine how many people live and how many people die,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
6:14 a.m. May 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Here’s how each state is approaching reopening Some states in the U.S. never issued stay-home orders at allThe reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp up business in their states.
9:54 a.m. May 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As 30 states prepare to reopen, exercise extra caution in these public spaces Is 6 feet really the ‘magic number’ in public spaces? Is 6 feet really the ‘magic number’ in public spaces?
10:20 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By David King
Another coronavirus victim: Nearly 40% of churches may not have cash to last 3 months Evangelical Protestants are least likely to have that financial reserveEvangelical Protestants are least likely to have that financial reserve.
7:32 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Grace Birnstengel
The harsh realities of being on a ventilator—Would you want this? Doctors are concerned that Americans don’t have a clear understanding of what it means to be intubated then come off a mechanical ventilatorHere’s a rundown of what being it’s like being on one with COVID-19—and the aftermath.
9:20 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
What pandemic? How Goldman Sachs and Amazon may bring the office home for these interns. With internships from Disney to Airbnb canceled, companies are exploring bringing offices to interns’ homesInterns at Amazon and Goldman Sachs tell MarketWatch their thoughts on virtual internships.
2:40 p.m. April 22, 2020 - By Liz Lucking
COVID-19 testing and tracing being ramped up across New York Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spearhead ‘tracing army’The state’s target is 40,000 a day—the maximum capacity for all the laboratory machines in the state.
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