Top Ten: Weekend reads: Find out why you haven’t received your coronavirus money from Uncle Sam

Top Ten

Also, something good to do while stuck at home and big news from Amazon.com


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The Internal Revenue Services has been able to act quickly to send economic relief checks to millions of people under the CARES Act since mid-April. If you haven’t yet received your payment, here are six possible reasons why, from Andrew Keshner.

More about waiting:Claim Social Security benefits and still haven’t gotten your stimulus check? You’re not alone

Amazon’s big news

Amazon.com
AMZN,
-7.59%

CEO Jeff Bezos told the online retailer’s shareholders to “take a seat” because of extraordinary efforts taking place in the second quarter.

Make good use of the time at home

You can declutter not only your closet but your life, as you find ways to reduce stress.

Progress in the fight against coronavirus

Scientists have been testing 47 older medications and finding some effective against COVID-19.

As states look to reopen, here are some safety reminders

Many states are starting to lift restrictions on business and social activities. Quentin Fottrell has a set of safety warnings and remedies as people start to move about in public places.

More on the re-opening:

•  How some Georgia businesses are reopening, one temperature check at a time

• Nursing home residents and staff could be in great danger if states open too soon

‘Breaking the business model’ for movie theaters

AMC Entertainment Holding
AMC,
-7.11%

runs the world’s largest movie theater chain and is obviously in big trouble as it waits to begin reopening theaters in the U.S.

But CEO Adam Aron has opened up a big battle, refusing to allow the chain to show any movies made by Universal Pictures, after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said his company (a unit of Comcast
CMCSA,
-1.72%

) now plans to release new movies simultaneously in theaters and via on-demand home streaming, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Mike Murphy shares all the details here.

Related:

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

• Comcast stock falls after earnings give early glimpse of troubles ahead for parks, video

Stock picks that worked well before and during the coronavirus crisis

Here are two completely different but successful strategies:

• A strategy of buying ‘the fastest-growing businesses in America’ has paid off for this investor in 2020

• Seven stock picks from a five-star money manager’s ‘disruptive’ portfolio

Oil market remedies

Following the recent collapse of oil prices, Myra Saefong outlines steps the U.S. can take to help stabilize the market, along with American producers and refiners.

More about oil:

• Russia is the world’s biggest loser from oil’s crash, and that’s reason to worry

• Here’s a tiny glimmer of hope for oil prices as real-time traffic data shows a preliminary pickup

Record low mortgage loan rates

Interest rates for 30-year and 15-year mortgage loans are at their lowest levels ever, but many borrowers won’t be eligible for them — not only because of low credit scores.

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