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The CDC now says all Americans should wear masks — here’s a simple DIY approach
When you can’t buy a mask, make it yourself.
Should all Americans be wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus? The CDC now says yes
President Donald Trump indicated on Thursday that the White House Coronavirus Task Force will be ‘coming out’ with a nation-wide recommendation on wearing face masks.
I went to the grocery store in a balaclava — turns out, de Blasio now says ALL New Yorkers should wear improvised face masks
‘It could be a bandana, something you create yourself,’ Mayor De Blasio said. You know what’s better than a bandana? A balaclava.
‘It’s not safe to leave the house, and it’s not safe to stay in the house.’ How coronavirus could exacerbate domestic violence
‘He demanded I stay in a hotel and said, if I started coughing, he was throwing me out in the street and that I could die alone in a hospital room.’
A record number of Americans are losing their jobs — but Amazon, Walmart, Ace Hardware and others are hiring to fill 474,000 openings amid coronavirus demand
Jobless claims jumped to 6.6 million last week, but several sectors are ramping up hiring.
HBO is streaming ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’ for free during the coronavirus outbreak
HBO and AMC Networks are making hundreds of hours of programming available for free online to help people want to stay at home.
‘As you get older, the physical stuff is hard.’ Meet the hospital cleaner on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic
Cleaners trained to sanitize medical facilities are getting more shifts, but that comes with its own challenges. ‘I’m not going to be rich, but I can manage to live,’ says hospital cleaner Don LeBlanc, Jr.
I’m a historian who has studied the Black Death. During my coronavirus quarantine, I thought, ‘Will people fear us?’
‘As an early COVID-19 patient in my area, I have seen firsthand the power of a community poised to help.’
An award-winning California distiller goes from booze to hand sanitizer
‘The sanitizer is notably different than most commercial varieties.’
CARES Act allows the unemployed to take on a side gig and still collect benefits — here’s why you should tread carefully
Millions of freelance workers who qualify for extra cash under the CARES Act may be in for a long wait.
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3 ways to ensure SBA aid for small businesses helps those who need it most
The reality: There’s not enough money in the Paycheck Protection Program to even cover what could qualify for loan forgiveness.
Coronavirus crisis is ‘way worse’ than the financial crisis for emerging economies, IMF’s Georgieva says
Nearly $90 billion of capital has fled emerging economies since the coronavirus crisis emerged, Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said.
How a fund manager is putting all his ‘stable’ stocks through ‘extreme stress-testing’
What to do when the coronavirus pandemic makes earnings unpredictable.