mw_logo_social.png

Personal Finance Daily: Is it safe to get food delivered? Can you catch coronavirus from the packaging? and see what life during a pandemic looks like for people across the U.S.

This post was originally published on this site

Hi there, MarketWatchers. Stay safe and don’t miss these top stories:

Personal Finance
Your 401(k) and IRA could help tide you over in the coronavirus crisis, if only you could get the money without penalty

Congress should immediately waive penalties and income taxes for early withdrawal from retirement plans.

‘This is such a blatant disregard for the coronavirus advice from the CDC.’ Can my employer force me to go to work?

‘We still have quite a bit of foot traffic throughout the building.’

‘By far the worst virus I have ever endured’: Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh, 31, is one of many young people who contracted coronavirus

In the U.S., people under 44 make up 20% of hospitalized coronavirus patients, according to the CDC.

Is it safe to get food delivered? Can you catch coronavirus from the packaging? Will it survive on the surface of your takeout?

‘Wash your own hands after removing the packaging and before eating your food.’

Hantavirus is one thing you don’t need to worry about right now — as long as you avoid contact with rodents

A man reportedly died of the hantavirus in China. Here’s what it is and what you need to know.

See what life during a pandemic looks like for people across the U.S.

MarketWatch asked readers to share pictures of what life during a pandemic looks like for them. Here are some of the images and stories they shared with us.

How to get help paying your mortgage, credit-card bills and student loans if you’re laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic

Consumers can get relief from payments and fees during the public-health crisis — but they will likely need to ask first.

This is how long coronavirus survives on cardboard, plastic and steel — and airborne, says CDC, UCLA and Princeton joint study

COVID-19 is most similar to the SARS virus, but that doesn’t explain why it has become a much larger outbreak, the New England Journal of Medicine study concluded.

‘I’m so grateful to be alive’: Reflections on being immunosuppressed in the age of coronavirus

‘It is the invisibility of the threat that sparks the urge to identify with the folly of individual invincibility.’

New-home sales drop 4.4% in February from January’s 13-year high

Sales volume is expected to slow significantly in the months ahead as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Hillary Clinton mocks President Trump for sharing his ‘medical advice’

President Donald Trump has caused more than a few raised eyebrows in recent days as he continued to tout antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential coronavirus treatment, despite the fact that the evidence for the drug’s effectiveness remains limited. Clinton couldn’t resist chiming in.

McConnell, Pelosi and Schumer all say a deal on coronavirus stimulus is close

Top Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday were optimistic that a compromise trillion-dollar coronavirus economic stimulus bill would be agreed to later in the day, as stocks soared on optimism over an emerging plan.

CNBC says Wall Street honchos talk to Trump about re-opening economy. Guest suggests this was a bad look. Chaos ensues

CNBC reported that Wall Street CEOS had a phone call with President Trump about re-opening the economy.

Small investors and pension funds might be collateral damage, says economist who predicted coronavirus danger

Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, said he was watching to see the risks that shadow banks were taking before the coronavirus fear gripped markets.

China will emerge from the coronavirus crisis stronger than the U.S., experts warn

The coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe may have its origins in China, but experts say that current trends indicate the crisis will leave it in a much stronger position geopolitically relative to the United States.