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The CDC now says all Americans should wear masks — here’s a simple DIY approach

1 hour 23 min ago
When you can’t buy a mask, make it yourself.

Capitol Report: Small-business owners express confusion, fear over federal bailout fund

1 hour 26 min ago
Small-business owners and nonprofit executives told MarketWatch their banks aren’t yet accepting applications, while expressing confusion and concern about the terms of the loan and whether it makes sense for their businesses to accept the money at all.

The coronavirus stimulus package raised 401(k) distribution and loan limits. But which — if any— should you take?

1 hour 32 min ago
Both options take money out of the portfolio, but one may be better than the other for your situation.

The Tell: ‘Smart-money’ investors haven’t been this bullish on stocks since 2018, says RBC survey

1 hour 33 min ago
Even as the spread of the coronavirus accelerates in the many regions of the United States, institutional investors are becoming ever more bullish about the prospects of the stock market

The New York Post: New York’s coronavirus death toll surged to 3,565 Saturday, an increase of 630 in the past 24 hours

1 hour 42 min ago
New York’s coronavirus death toll surged to 3,565 Saturday, an increase of 630 in the past 24 hours that’s the “worst yet,” according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who warned that the state has not even hit its apex of cases.

Outside the Box: VIX clues show how stock investors underpriced the risk of the coronavirus pandemic

1 hour 42 min ago
Trading in the VIX futures market was a step behind in assessing how bad COVID-19 would get.

3M hits back at Trump, says ceasing exports of N95 masks will have ‘opposite’ effect, humanitarian consequences

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 1:04pm
3M Co. responded Friday to criticism from President Donald Trump, saying the request to cease exports of much-needed N95 masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic will not only have the ‘opposite’ effect of what is needed, but also ‘significant humanitarian’ consequences.

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

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:54pm
Jobless claims jumped to 6.6 million last week, but several sectors are ramping up hiring.

Futures Movers: Oil rallies on hopes OPEC+ can achieve output cuts

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:49pm
Oil prices surge again Friday after a report that OPEC+ members will discuss production cuts at a virtual meeting early next week.

In One Chart: Stock-market bottom or ‘very tough times ahead’? Here’s what one chart watcher is keeping his eye on

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:44pm
Investors say there’s no one chart that will signal when the stock-market bottom is in. But technical analyst Chris Kimble is keeping his eye on a commodity index that is testing a very important level of support.

Jonathan Burton's Life Savings: How a World Marathon Day would bring us miles closer to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:42pm
Cities and communities would see economic benefit while hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for charity.

The Margin: HBO is streaming ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’ for free during the coronavirus outbreak

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:41pm
HBO and AMC Networks are making hundreds of hours of programming available for free online to help people want to stay at home.

Key Words: I’m not doing this to ‘get the price of oil up’— ‘what I’m trying to do is keep it from crashing into the single digits,’ says Texas oil regulator

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:40pm
Ryan Sitton, the commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission, on CNBC Friday afternoon explained his efforts to help do his part to stabilize crude-oil prices, which have plunged since February.

Commodities Corner: Why a Saudi Arabia-Russia deal to cut oil output would mean nothing without U.S. cooperation

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:33pm
Oil prices posted their largest weekly gain on record Friday, buoyed by expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia will work together to cut global crude production, but analysts say any agreement to stave off a market surplus would need help from the United States, the world’s largest oil producer.

Vanguard blew away the competition in Q1, fund flow data show

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:30pm
When it comes to ETFs, there are three big players, and then there’s everyone else, but in the first quarter, there was one asset manager to rule them all.

Dispatches from a Pandemic: I went to the grocery store in a balaclava — turns out, de Blasio now says ALL New Yorkers should wear improvised face masks

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:28pm
‘It could be a bandana, something you create yourself,’ Mayor De Blasio said. You know what’s better than a bandana? A balaclava.

The Ratings Game: Time to buy Bank of America stock to get ‘defensive,’ D.A. Davidson says

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 1:06pm
Shares of Bank of America Corp. got a lift Thursday, after analyst David Konrad at D.A. Davidson turned bullish, saying he believed the bank will outperform its peers during the economic weakness brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus update: 1 million global cases, 51,485 deaths and U.S. workers file for benefits in record numbers

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 1:04pm
The number of cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 topped 1 million on Thursday as U.S. jobless claims soared to record levels, offering a grim look at how the illness is hurting businesses, individuals and the economy.

In One Chart: The ‘red’ states on this map are putting the rest of the country at risk amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:36pm
While much of America was grounded under stay-at-home orders, several states continued business as usual, in terms of travel. The lack of action on their part could pose big problems:

Outside the Box: This hard truth about the mortgage markets isn’t being told

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:35pm
Real estate industry sees no problem, hears no problem, speaks no problem, writes Keith Jurow.