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5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
1:23 p.m. March 25, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools and how COVID-19 rewrote American shopping lists Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
5:16 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I didn’t receive a $1,200 stimulus check during the first surge of COVID-19. Will I get a payment this time around? President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan. President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan.
11:02 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Global deaths from COVID-19 top 2 million as U.S. suffers most weekly fatalities since start of the pandemic Weekly deaths exceed CDC’s estimate for flu-related deaths for entire 2019-2020 season The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll climbed above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.
10:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sees record one-day death toll and experts worry new variant may make activities like plane travel more risky Vaccine program must speed up to avoid reaching 640,000 deaths by spring, equal to lives lost in the 1918 flu pandemicThe U.S. set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when more than 4,400 COVID-19 patients died, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, and experts said that with cases continuing to accelerate, the worst is still to come.
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.
9:23 a.m. Oct. 23, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Stimulus stalemate threatens more hardship and slower recovery, economists warn Another federal rescue package seen as ‘insurance’ for economyThe failure of Washington to deliver another big dose of stimulus before the election probably won’t tip the U.S. back into recession, economists say, but the lapse in aid threatens to destroy more businesses, inflict greater pain on millions of unemployed Americans and drag out a recovery.
9:20 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Group of ex-FDA commissioners slam political interference at FDA and CDC; U.S. death toll tops 206,000 Slovakia, Ukraine and Romania see record one-day case tallies and New York will fine people who refuse to wear masksThe global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed to 1.009 million on Wednesday, while the U.S. death toll rose above 206,000, and the first presidential debate found President Donald Trump again blaming China for the outbreak, while opponent Democrat Joe Biden slammed Trump’s handling of the crisis.
12:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow snaps four-day winning streak as stocks finish day with modest losses Bulls restrained by Fed outlook, lackluster U.S. economic dataU.S. stocks finished lower Thursday, but off the session lows, as investors digested the Federal Reserve’s economic outlook along with lackluster economic data.
11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
2:50 p.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Fauci tells Americans to ‘hunker down’ this fall and winter, and neighborhoods that were redlined are more vulnerable to COVID-19, research suggests Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
1:27 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
What you can learn from prisoners of war about coping with COVID-19’s challenges and the job benefit workers need right now Tuesday's top personal finance stories Tuesday's top personal finance storiesTuesday's top personal finance stories
1:52 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Many colleges with large endowments are still increasing tuition during the pandemic and how to pack your ‘financial go-bag’ Monday's top personal finance stories Monday's top personal finance storiesMonday's top personal finance stories
1:35 p.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The housing market is on a sugar high and these ‘We Build the Wall’ donors say they aren’t victims of fraud Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
12:05 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Some Americans have started to receive the extra $300 in unemployment and more than 1 in 5 college students won’t be enrolling in college this fall Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
2:29 p.m. Aug. 18, 2020 - By MarketWatch
This state just became the first to give extra $300 federal unemployment payment and Republicans and Democrats are split over whether estate and income taxes are ‘unfair Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
1:54 p.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Not all COVID small-business stories end badly and wealthier parents are more likely to send their kids back to physical classrooms Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
6:50 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
This fund manager whose biggest short was Wirecard says he is the most bullish toward stocks since 2009Why one fund manager is the most optimistic he has been about the stock market in a decade.
4:23 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Anne Case
The United States of Despair is gripped by two simultaneous pandemics that expose a widening inequality gap While the wealthy few watch their portfolios rise, the poor white and brown majority sees their life expectancy fallBetween rising “deaths of despair” among working-class whites and higher COVID-19 mortality rates among African-Americans, the stunning secular decline in U.S. life expectancy will continue, write Anne Case and Angus Deaton.
4:25 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Peter Morici
Socialism tempts Millennials as capitalism struggles with COVID-19 Moderates in both political parties face an unsettling rebellion at the ballot boxLiving with our system’s broken promises and depression-like conditions will make young people even more receptive to the ideological heirs of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
1:36 p.m. May 28, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
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12:11 p.m. May 26, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
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 Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
6:11 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Robert Skidelsky
Why governments can’t tell the truth about opening up: that many will die They cannot admit that we’ve given up on beating the coronovirus, and that herd immunity is now the objectiveGovernments cannot openly admit that the “controlled easing” of COVID-19 lockdowns in fact means controlled progress toward so-called herd immunity to the virus and an unacceptable number of deaths.
2:00 a.m. May 18, 2020 - By Peter Morici
Washington should back off and let the governors manage the crisis Progressives will be stymied in their efforts to expand big governmentGovernors are best positioned to weigh tradeoffs between impositions on personal liberty associated with social distancing, testing, tracking and quarantining, and the risks of a second wave of infections.
3:30 p.m. May 17, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Powell tells ‘60 Minutes’ he’s not out of ammunition to fight the recession Powell sees unemployment rate getting as high as 25%, while economy could contract by 30% or more in April-June quarterThe chairman of the Federal Reserve on Sunday said the central bank has not exhausted its power to help the economy get through the coronavirus pandemic.
3:20 p.m. May 15, 2020 - By Jonathan Nicholson
House passes measure allowing members to vote without being physically present Republicans voice opposition to change spurred by coronavirus pandemicThe House of Representatives, for the first time in its history, is allowing members to vote without being physically present on the floor of the chamber.
2:00 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Peter Morici
The coronavirus won’t kill globalization China may end up with fewer deaths, less economic damage than the U.S. or EuropeThe coronavirus lays bare the terrible dangers of globalization without adequate safeguards, but it hardly summons its demise.
7:57 a.m. May 7, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. public health experts increasingly fretful as states press ahead with reopenings White House reportedly dismissive of CDC framework for safely reopening businesses, schools, churches and other public placesWhite House reportedly dismissive of CDC framework for safely reopening businesses, churches and other public places.
7:24 a.m. May 6, 2020 - Associated Press
McConnell defends decision to focus on confirming Trump nominees over coronavirus-pandemic response as Senate reconvenes House Democrats’ priorities include further aid for workers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, assistance to states and municipalities to keep first responders on payrolls, and provisions for voting by mail in NovemberThe Senate reopened Monday in a Capitol largely shuttered by the coronavirus, but prospects for quick action on a new aid package are uncertain, amid a deepening divide over how best to confront the deadly pandemic and its economic devastation.
10:17 a.m. May 4, 2020 - By William A. Haseltine
Can the U.S. handle the second wave of COVID-19 coming our way? We’re failing to reduce the number of coronavirus infections before the next peak hitsThe United States is not limiting COVID-19 infections enough to avoid a serious second wave of the pandemic later this year.
12:37 p.m. April 28, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
How small businesses can slash their bills during the coronavirus shutdown and state employment offices are undergoing hiring sprees Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
1:26 p.m. April 27, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
6 possible reasons your stimulus payment hasn’t arrived and discounts on new and used cars are popping up online Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
5:30 a.m. April 25, 2020 - By Geoffrey Joyce
Are we overreacting to the coronavirus? Let’s do the math Is the economic cost of COVID-19 $150 billion? Or $5.6 trillion?Is the economic cost of COVID-19 $150 billion? Or $5.6 trillion?
4:33 p.m. April 24, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Coronavirus took a bite out of the wedding industry — but is this force majeure or force of government? and in 3 steps, fold a T-shirt into a balaclava in 30 seconds (no elastic required) Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
4:59 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Upbeat results from Nestlé help European stocks pare losses after EU summit disappoints Lufthansa sinks after liquidity warningEuropean stocks broke a two-session winning streak on Friday, after a European Union summit failed to agree on a much-needed stimulus package and amid doubts over a promising coronavirus treatment from Gilead.
3:52 p.m. April 23, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Will kids across America have to cancel camp this summer? and coronavirus is upending summer internships — how to make your mark if your internship is now virtual Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance storiesThursday’s top personal finance stories
5:50 a.m. April 23, 2020 - By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Should patents come before patients? How drug monopolies hamper the fight against coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shows the urgency of replacing a monopoly-driven system with one based on cooperation and shared knowledgeDrug monopolies kill, by denying access to life-saving medicines that otherwise would have been available under an alternative system — like the one facilitating the yearly production of the flu vaccine.
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