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Market reactions to COVID-19: Stocks continue decline

Apr 1, 2020
The S&P 500 closed down 20% for the quarter, its biggest decline since 2008.
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Shipping in the age of COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020
How a Mississippi barge business is navigating the coronavirus outbreak.
A tug pushes a barge down the Mississippi River through St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Some companies are cutting retirement contributions in the COVID-19 cash crunch

Apr 1, 2020
During the Great Recession, about 20% of companies scaled back matching funds.
You probably don't want to check your 401(k) just now, or you might look like this trader did on March 9.
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How do Chinese employees get paid for February when they didn't work?

Apr 1, 2020
Most people in China are just getting paid wages for February and by law, employees are supposed to receive their regular salaries even when their companies were shut because of the coronavirus. Did they?
Workers in Shanghai are back on the roads as the Chinese economy tries to gear up again.
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I can't afford rent for my small business because of COVID-19. What can I do?

Apr 1, 2020
Check your lease, call your landlord, and get ready to apply to the new federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Many restaurants and businesses are grappling with whether and how to pay rent.
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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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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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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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Video games attract millions of players as the world "shelters in place"

Mar 30, 2020
With more people stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are flocking to console and computer games.
What to do while stuck at home? Play video games, of course.
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