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‘New York City, dead? Pshaw!’ says this lifelong resident. ‘I, for one, will not forsake my city. We roll up our sleeves and help’
‘The rampant income inequality and gentrification of the past 20 years were bound for a correction of some kind. It wasn’t sustainable,’ Matthew Conlon writes.
A common medication for older adults improves COVID-19 survival rates, researchers say
The meta-analysis led by a team from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. involved more than 28,000 patients.
26 states have been approved to offer $300 extra in unemployment benefits — only 2 have started to distribute it
An executive order President Donald Trump signed Aug. 8 calls for distributing an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits from a $44 billion fund set aside for disaster relief.
Evacuating due to wildfires or tropical storms? Put these items in your ‘financial go-bag’
Having a ‘go bag’ will help you bounce back if a natural disaster destroys your home.
Splurging on luxury products instead of vacations and haircuts at home — what consumer behavior looks like 5 months into the pandemic
Local shopping, DIY, and leftover vacation funds are shaping this phase of the pandemic, according to consumer trend experts.
These schools have the largest endowments in the country — yet they’re still raising tuition during the COVID pandemic
A MarketWatch analysis indicates that many colleges are going forward with planned tuition increases this year.
WATCH: Bryan Cranston shows how to donate convalescent plasma to help coronavirus patients
The ‘Breaking Bad’ star recently revealed he’s recovering from COVID-19, and donated his plasma to help
Gen Z is starting to make their own money — so pay attention to how they’re spending and investing it
These young Americans are smart, savvy and socially responsible.
About that student loan pause: Maybe you should keep paying them anyway
This is a pause on payments, not forgiveness. Your debt will still be waiting for you in 2021.
Another warning from the 1918 flu for COVID-19: ‘Survival does not mean that individuals fully recovered’
‘We may never know the true mortality consequences of 1918 because of incomplete or inaccurate record keeping, issues that also undermine our ability to quantify the impact of COVID-19.’
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
‘Stop killing unarmed black people’ — athletes express anger over Jacob Blake shooting
Officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot and wounded Jacob Blake, a black man, after responding to a call about a domestic dispute. Seven shots were fired by the police officers directed at Blake, who was unarmed according to local officials.
Pelosi says next move on stimulus up to the Trump administration
While the weekend saw House lawmakers return to Washington from a weeks-long break, any hopes that meant there would be progress on stalled economic stimulus talks remained illusory.
Laying off these key workers is one of the worst decisions companies are making to cope with coronavirus recession
Cutting white-collar jobs to save money hurts a company’s profits and puts the U.S. economy at risk.
Ballot drop boxes are safe, secure and have been used by Republicans and Democrats for decades — so why is Trump bashing them?
Voters using drop boxes for the November election can be confident that their ballot will be counted fairly.
That V-shaped economic recovery? Don’t count on it, warns ‘Dr. Doom’
NYU economics professor Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini explained in a recent interview why he believes the battered U.S. economy will have a particularly tough time delivering the swift rebound some have been predicting.