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A guide to spending your $1,200 stimulus check

If you collected the stimulus check but are fortunate enough to still have a job, how should you spend the extra cash? Here are some tips to help you decide.

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What, me worry? Projecting the pandemic’s damage to retirement prospects

How’s the coronavirus pandemic affecting the way Americans feel about their retirement plans?

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Your bank could lower your credit-card limit — what to do if that happens

In most cases, banks can lower a customer’s credit limit without giving them advance notice.

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Hotels asks Congress for more aid as industry’s revenue may drop by nearly 50%

A trade group representing the hotel industry on Monday asks top U.S. lawmakers to increase the maximum amount that hotels are allowed to borrow in the Paycheck Protection Program and make other changes.

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Stimulus checks need to arrive faster so Americans can get all the coronavirus money Washington has promised

Protect relief checks from debt collectors and allow for immediate deposit, writes Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez.

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Americans need more than a $1,200 check. A guaranteed basic income is the stimulus we deserve

Unconditional cash gives people greater control over their finances and their lives, writes Stockton, Calif. Mayor Michael D. Tubbs

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Warren Buffett will soon tell us what he really thinks about stocks, investing and the coronavirus pandemic

Berkshire Hathaway chairman is handling the COVID-19 crisis in much the same way as he did the Great Recession, writes Lawrence Cunningham.

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Enough with the ‘hypothetical models,’ it’s time to reopen the U.S. economy, Stanford doctor says

Scott Atlas, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University, is making the media rounds to state his case for ending coronavirus lockdowns in favor of a targeted approach to getting the U.S. back on its feet.

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These small-business owners made their dreams come true — and then the coronavirus hit

MarketWatch spoke to four small business owners about how they’re coping and adapting.

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Biden urges expanded coronavirus testing as some states begin to reopen

Former Vice President Joe Biden is calling for expanded coronavirus testing and the formation of a public-health jobs corps, as some U.S. states are taking steps to reopen their economies.

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Here’s what’s worth streaming in May 2020: ‘Space Force,’ ‘Homecoming,’ ‘Ramy’ and more

Most of us are still stuck at home, but at least there’s new stuff to watch, with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime leading the way

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Poll finds that 39% of Americans support elections by mail, up from 19% in 2018

Americans’ support for mail-in voting has jumped amid concerns about the safety of polling places during the coronavirus pandemic, but a wide partisan divide suggests President Donald Trump’s public campaign against vote b...

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Three weeks of Trump coronavirus briefings under a microscope: 2 hours spent on attacks, 45 minutes on self-congratulation — and 4½ minutes of condolences for victims

Two reports break down the president’s comments during the coronavirus task force meetings throughout the pandemic

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‘We will not have a vaccine by next winter.’ Like the 1918 Spanish flu, CDC says second wave of coronavirus could be worse. So what happens now?

‘We will have coronavirus in the fall. I am convinced of that,’ Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday.

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How COVID19 could affect the 2020 census

The census count controls how each state is represented in and funded by the government. Here's how COVID19 is influencing the response rates.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis calls state ‘God’s waiting room’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sparked outrage by referring to the Sunshine State as “God’s waiting room” during a briefing about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Georgia and South Carolina start reopening their economies. Can Trump save the economy and save lives?

‘You can’t ask the people of this state or this country to choose between lives lost and dollars gained,’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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This new evidence shows nicotine might prevent smokers from contracting the coronavirus

Nicotine could prevent smokers from catching coronavirus, according to new research in France, but the evidence also shows the disease is aggravated if patients happen to be smokers.

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Boris Johnson pledges to ‘fire up the engines of this vast U.K. economy’ on first day back after surviving coronavirus

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised updates “in the coming days” about the next phase of the countrywide lockdown.

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Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings might be a thing of the past

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he plans to end his practice of holding daily late-afternoon briefings about the coronavirus pandemic.

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