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Today's numbers on COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020
A daily snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The economic impact of COVID-19 is magnified in New Orleans

Apr 1, 2020
The city is quickly becoming a case study for how a frayed social safety net responds in a global pandemic.
View of an empty street in the French Quarter amid the COVID-19 pandemic on March 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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How many people were buying cars as COVID-19 restrictions took over?

Apr 1, 2020
In addition to a drop in demand, automakers have been forced to close factories.
Workers leave the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant on March 19, 2020 in Flat Rock, Michigan.
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Shelter-in-place orders hit factories

Apr 1, 2020
Economists say it could take three to six months of data to understand the pain in the factory economy.
The employee parking lots are nearly empty at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Belvidere Assembly Plant on March 24, 2020 in Belvidere, Ill.
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For people not working because of COVID-19, April 1 means trouble

Apr 1, 2020
For many Americans, the first of the month has loomed in a way it hasn't before.
How can you shelter in place if you can't afford to pay for your shelter? Above, a person gets some fresh air by sticking their head out their window in New York City on March 24.
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Will the pandemic mean higher health care costs in the future?

Mar 31, 2020
What consumers pay for insurance and care next year has a lot to do with how the COVID-19 crisis plays out.
How will the coronavirus pandemic affect insurance costs moving forward? Above, a temporary hospital is set up at the Jacob K. Javits Center on March 27 in New York.
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What sound does a volatile stock market make?

Mar 31, 2020
We know what the data looks like. But what if we could hear it?
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With stores closed, local bookstores lean on online sales

Mar 31, 2020
At Bookshop.org, a platform for independent bookstores, sales are way up.
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What the Great Depression can teach us about today’s financial turmoil

Mar 31, 2020
We are facing a very different kind of financial turmoil today, but there are some lessons in looking back.
What happened during the Great Depression is very different from what is happening today, but there are some lessons in that history.
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Storage is the hottest commodity right now in oil markets

Mar 31, 2020
Swooning demand means there's a lot of oil being produced but not consumed. That's making storage prices soar.
The price to store oil is soaring. Above, a pipeline carries oil at the Federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve facility known as Big Hill near Beaumont, Texas.
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