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Just what kind of recession is the COVID-19 recession going to be?

Mar 17, 2020
Recessions vary in length and severity, but the differences come down to how reversible the damage is.
People pass the New York Stock Exchange on March 16, when trading was halted for the third time in a week.
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Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

Mar 17, 2020
Its other films currently showing may stream this week. Will people staying away from theaters pay the nearly $20 fee?
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How much should we buy at the store as COVID-19 spreads?

Mar 17, 2020
People are walking a fine line between underdoing it and overdoing it.
Shoppers stock up at a Costco in Glendale, California, on March 14.
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While many face unemployment, Amazon ramps up hiring during COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
Some companies are hiring people to go to work, so that others can avoid going out as much as possible.
Amazon says it will pay workers at least $17 an hour to work during the pandemic.
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Seeing empty grocery store shelves? Here's why.

Mar 17, 2020
The grocery industry has up to four months’ supply of staples like beans, rice and canned goods.
One agriculture economics professor says we might have to change what we eat if grocery store supply chain disruptions continue.
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Let's take a deep breath

Mar 17, 2020
Why you shouldn't panic (and why that's easier said than done)
Financial markets plummeted Monday as the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak deepened.
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The best investment portfolio for these times is the one you can live with

Mar 17, 2020
What if you need your money in two years, 10 years or 25 years? It makes a huge difference about how to think about this coronavirus quarter.
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Mass telecommuting is an opportunity for hackers

Mar 16, 2020
As more people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the bad guys are out. Even if your laptop is secure, your home network might not be.
As more people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, they're more vulnerable to being hacked.
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How the Federal Reserve's "discount window" works

Mar 16, 2020
The Fed's cut to its short-term, emergency loan rate is meant to keep credit flowing to households and businesses.
The Fed also announced a cut in the discount rate in an attempt to stimulate the economy during the downturn caused by COVID-19.
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As COVID-19 spreads, Manhattan’s Chinatown contemplates a bleak future

Mar 16, 2020
Sales have dropped by as much as 85%.
The Grand Shanghai House on Pell Street in New York City already temporarily closed its doors "due to current situation," reads a sign.
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