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Friday’s top personal finance stories
TGIF, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:
Consumer complaints to the CFPB are skyrocketing as the coronavirus outbreak continues
‘The database is like a canary in the coal mine.’
This fizzy canned cocktail has a hint of honey — and a soft spot for bees
Siponey Royale combines New York-sourced honey, lemon juice and a four-year-old rye whiskey.
Workers at Target-owned Shipt strike over new algorithm-based compensation that they say will lower their pay
Shipt says the new model is better at taking into account the time and effort that goes into each order.
Here’s how to be that ‘go-to’ person on the job — even if you’re working from home
Try these 5 ways to have a better day at the home office.
Defiant Fauci tells InStyle: ‘I don’t regret anything I said’ — and talks about being ‘persona non grata’ in Trump’s White House
Continuing his media roadshow, Anthony Fauci pleads with people to maintain social distancing and addresses his early advice NOT to wear masks.
‘If I tell people about what happened, I honor my ancestors.’ How the pandemic is helping a slavery historian develop a K-12 lesson plan on African-American history
Non-academic historians step in to preserve stories that would otherwise be lost.
Why Asian and Black Americans continue to experience COVID-19-related discrimination — and what you can do about it
‘This discrimination that’s associated with COVID-19 is real, and it’s serious.’
‘I’m having a hard time understanding how earning over $200,000 a year is too much to qualify for a decent stimulus check’
‘People who are making nothing or very little are receiving this money, so why can’t the people who are paying the most taxes receive some of it back?’
The perils of waiting 10 days or more to get a coronavirus test result: ‘It’s only marginally better than not doing the testing’
‘Testing capacity has clearly gotten better. At that time it was completely awful, and now it’s inadequate,’ says the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
Fauci takes aim at Trump administration, state lawmakers and young Americans: ‘You’re propagating the pandemic’
Anthony Fauci made his case to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as to why it’s time to change the approach to the coronavirus.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
With clock ticking, lawmakers set to begin fight over next round of coronavirus aid
Lawmakers return to Washington on Monday intent on finishing another coronavirus relief measure in three weeks.
Here’s why Chinese sanctions against Lockheed Martin are a paper tiger
China’s newly announced sanctions against a principal American defense contractor may have been done more for political effect than economic punishment.
How is the economic recovery going? Wall Street goes off-grid to sources like Homebase
The sudden devastation and ensuing rebound in the economy during the coronavirus pandemic has left Wall Street scrambling for the freshest clues on how fast the U.S. is recovering — and they are turning to some unlikely sources.
Coronavirus cold comfort: the top 1% lost more wealth in Q1 than the rest of us
A fun chart from the St. Louis Fed shows that higher-net worth Americans lost more in the financial panic accompanying the onset of the coronavirus in the first quarter of the year, but zooming out further on the chart shows how badly lower-income households have fared over a longer period.
The racial wealth gap and other forms of inequality limit U.S. economic strength: Moody’s
Racial inequality hurts everyone in the U.S. and drives “social risk,” Moody’s analysts say.