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The latest news on COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that emerged in 2019.

Travelers to New York from high-risk states must self-quarantine; violators could be subject to $2,000 fine

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Travelers to New York from high-risk states must self-quarantine; violators could be subject to $2,000 fine

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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 at 9.3 million, 477,807 deaths

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As cases surge, California requires face masks — here’s why other states may want to follow its lead

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has the coronavirus — he’s the fourth person to test positive after playing in a tournament he organized

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Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Ready for Distribution in 2021, CEO Says

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Coronavirus Hearing: Airlines must take extreme precautions to keep passengers safe

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MarketWatch’s coronavirus recovery tracker — these 6 data points should tell us when the economy is returning to normal

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Mortgage rates keep falling to record lows — so is now a good time to refinance?

亚游真人官方网站homeowners stand to save money by refinancing, but some factors may make getting a new loan less worthwhile.

by Jacob Passy
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Almost 1 in 3 Americans feel less patriotic this July 4th

Fewer people are celebrating the Fourth of July or spending money on the holiday this year, surveys find

by Nicole Lyn Pesce
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Fed’s Evans says low inflation may require more monetary easing

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on Wednesday was downbeat about the economic outlook, saying ‘a broad economic recovery will take some time.’

by Greg Robb
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Scientists estimate the speed and distance of coronavirus transmission when people cough, sneeze, speak — and run

A slew of studies examine the role of COVID-19’s contagiousness.

by Quentin Fottrell
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Fauci says in 40 years of dealing with viral outbreaks, he’s never seen anything like COVID-19

Anthony Fauci was speaking during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration's response to the pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

by Quentin Fottrell
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亚游真人官方网站home prices continued to rise even as the coronavirus pandemic swept across America, FHFA says

‘It’s likely housing will feel the broader economy’s downturn eventually,’ one economist says.

by Jacob Passy
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Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for these FIRE pioneers living in Mexico

‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt.’

by Alessandra Malito
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Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally surging with more than half the states trending up as death toll tops 120,000

New coronavirus cases are showing an alarming increase in the U.S., with more than half the states reporting numbers that are trending higher as the death toll topped 120,000, while President Donald Trump doubled down on h...

by Tomi Kilgore

South Carolina beaches reopen, but the state remains a coronvirus hot spot

The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask.

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Fish-and-chip shops have been battered by the coronavirus — but this chain pivoted to online orders and sales soared

Just five weeks after closing, one of Britain’s biggest fish-and-chip shop chains overhauled its business model and reopened all 40 of its stores.

by Lina Saigol
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Germany imposes lockdown on slaughterhouse outbreak region

Germany imposes lockdown on slaughterhouse outbreak region

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‘We are filling the stockpile in anticipation of a possible problem in the fall’: Government preparing for coronavirus second wave

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 2.2 million, and there are record daily highs in half-a-dozen states.

by Quentin Fottrell
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Greece sees travel revenue plummet by 99% during April lockdown

The restrictions on travel and business imposed to stem the coronavirus’s spread wiped out nearly all travel revenue for Greece in April, according to Bank of Greece figures.

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You can still be a 401(k) millionaire — if you even want to

The strategy to hold your ground while markets swirl around you remains the best one.

by Barbara Kollmeyer
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Existing-亚游真人官方网站home sales drop in May, but signs point to a big rebound in the real-estate market this summer

‘The leading indicators for 亚游真人官方网站home sales are soaring.’

by Jacob Passy
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WHO chief warns leaders against ‘politicizing’ the coronavirus pandemic

World leaders must not politicize the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it, the head of the World Health Organization warned Monday, reminding all that the pandemic is still accelerating and producing record daily in...

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Mortgage rates drop to another record low — here’s why Americans may not want to wait too much longer before locking rates in

Low mortgage rates are stoking the housing market’s recovery from the coronavirus, but there may be limits to how much of a boost they will give.

by Jacob Passy
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Wearing masks is ‘all we have’ to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus, former FDA commissioner says

States like Arizona, Florida and Texas have seen record jumps in daily cases of coronavirus but have not mandated citizens to wear masks in public.

by Elisabeth Buchwald
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Great, the economy is growing again. But don’t think the U.S. is out of a danger zone

The economy snapped back in May after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, but make no mistake: The U.S. is still in a danger zone. Fresh viral outbreaks and possibly another wave of layoffs may slow the fledgling recovery.

by Jeffry Bartash
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‘Cooped-up’ millennial traders have sparked a new pandemic — it won’t end well, warns Princeton economist

Burton G. Malkiel shared his thoughts Wednesday on what he describes as “the day-trading pandemic.”

by Shawn Langlois