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Trump disputes WHO’s coronavirus fatality rate: ‘3.4% is really a false number. Now this is just my hunch’
‘I believe you had one in New York,’ the president said of coronavirus-related deaths. New York has had no confirmed deaths.
‘We can’t shut down cities.’ What Americans can learn from those ‘unfortunate’ early days of coronavirus in a Chinese food market
A timeline of critical events, starting with COVID-19’s jump from animals to humans.
Coronavirus fatality rates vary depending on age, gender, medical history and country. Is WHO’s estimate accurate?
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, said Tuesday that fatality rates for COVID-19 are higher than previously thought.
Would you like to work remotely to prevent the spread of coronavirus? It’s a luxury afforded to mostly white-collar workers
Older workers and those with families were usually happy to work from home, but it was a tougher experience for young and single workers, research suggests.
The 1 thing workers want more of — and it’s not money
Bosses think they already do this well, and their employees say that’s just not true.
Boomers and millennials both love Apple and Amazon, but here are the brands they don’t agree on
These charts show each generation’s favorite labels
Americans are stocking up on disinfectant wipes, but will they kill coronavirus?
The EPA states: ‘The pathogens are often unavailable commercially and standard methods for laboratory testing may not exist.’
How much does it cost to get tested for the coronavirus? Unfortunately the answer could depend on how good your insurance is
The CDC has covered the cost of testing, but hospitals will probably want to bill your insurance company.
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U.S. likely added 165,000 jobs in February, but does it matter amid coronavirus scare?
The harm to the economy from the coronavirus epidemic probably didn’t scare off companies from hiring in February, but if the viral outbreak gets worse the amount of new jobs created in February could turn out to be the last good number for a while.
What Democrats can do with the money left over from their failed 2020 presidential runs
Democrats keep dropping out of the fight for the party’s presidential nomination, with Elizabeth Warren reportedly set to become the latest to exit. Every departure triggers a financial question: What to do with any money left from the campaign?
Don’t look to the Fed for help on the coronavirus — Congress has the money and power
The U.S. needs protection for households — that families are not foreclosed on or evicted, that they have income to weather the storm, that credit scores aren’t ruined, that kids are not denied school lunches.