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Almost 1 in 3 Americans feel less patriotic this July 4th
Fewer people are celebrating the Fourth of July or spending money on the holiday this year, surveys find
What financial advisers have been doing with their clients’ money since the pandemic started
41% percent of advisers said they’ve been increasing their clients’ equity exposure, a new survey found.
People search LESS for jobs after they exhaust their unemployment benefits, Chicago Fed study says
‘Those currently collecting benefits search more than twice as intensely as those who have exhausted their benefits.’
Scientists estimate the speed and distance of coronavirus transmission when people cough, sneeze, speak — and run
A slew of studies examine the role of COVID-19’s contagiousness.
Fauci says in 40 years of dealing with viral outbreaks, he’s never seen anything like COVID-19
Anthony Fauci was speaking during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Making sense of the new July 15 deadline for filing — and paying — your taxes
Warning: extending a return past July 15 does not extend the due date for paying any taxes due.
Home prices continued to rise even as the coronavirus pandemic swept across America, FHFA says
‘It’s likely housing will feel the broader economy’s downturn eventually,’ one economist says.
Blood type and genetics may determine your odds of contracting the coronavirus, study finds
People with Type A blood were ‘associated with’ a 45% ‘higher risk of acquiring COVID-19’ compared to people with other blood types, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found.
Twitter employees are getting an Election Day perk this November
The social media company joins a growing list of companies making this move.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Another 1.38 million new jobless claims predicted. Why aren’t they falling faster?
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits each week is still shockingly high if the government’s math adds up, but some economists are starting to wonder.
U.S. to hit Japan-like levels of government debt by 2050, budget group says
The level of U.S. government red ink is set to explode to more than twice the size of the entire economy in three decades, according to a prominent anti-deficit group.
Stephen Colbert calls John Bolton ‘naive’ for choosing to work in the Trump administration
The ‘Late Show’ host attempted to take Bolton to task.
Big pharma is taking big money from U.S. taxpayers to find a coronavirus vaccine — and charge whatever they want for it
Congress must act now to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are affordable.