How you should self-quarantine and what to tell your kids about COVID-19

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Spain may be a week ahead of the U.S. in its coronavirus quarantine: Here’s what you can learn from its experience

As coronavirus cases climb in Madrid, one MarketWatch reporter gets a firsthand feel for what it’s like to live under a citywide quarantine. Here’s what Americans need to know to get ready.

How much should you tip the delivery person, wait staff or Uber driver during the coronavirus pandemic?

The Moneyist breaks down what is appropriate to tip service-industry workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Need a stiff drink for tough times? This ‘barrel-strength’ bourbon could do the trick

Booker’s ‘Granny Batch’ is a 126-proof undiluted bourbon with vanilla and spice notes.

Student-loan borrowers could get a temporary break on payments during coronavirus pandemic, Mnuchin says

Student loan borrower advocates say it’s a necessary step.

How do I self-quarantine? Can I answer the door or walk my dog? There can be legal consequences if you violate it

There’s a lot of confusion about preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here’s what health experts recommend.

Harvard and other major universities still charging full tuition as classes go online amid coronavirus outbreak

Harvard and Tufts aren’t giving students a break on tuition. Some colleges are partially refunding room and board fees.

‘Volatility is as much your friend as your enemy.’ Panicking about the Dow? Meet the long-term star investor who’s buying

In his letter to stockholders earlier this year he wrote, ‘I will personally try to put some cash aside this year from savings just in case there is any significant market pullback in the future.’

Trump and Democrats both say workers affected by coronavirus pandemic should get paid sick leave

Republicans came out Thursday against a COVID-19 relief package introduced by House Democrats.

How does coronavirus affect children? How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 – and help them protect themselves

Remind teens not to share food, drink or makeup with friends or classmates.

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The economy is in for tough times, but here’s a roadmap for recovery from the coronavirus

So what next? When does the U.S. economy start to return to normal after the shutdowns resulting from the coronavirus epidemic? Here’s the optimistic view on what will happen in the next six to nine months.

Trump declares national emergency due to coronavirus, putting more aid in play

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday because of the novel coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 that has spread worldwide, a move that frees up to $50 bln in federal aid to combat the epidemic.

Think kids won’t suffer from COVID-19? Wrong: It threatens them with more poverty, hunger, homelessness

Over half of our nation’s children are at serious risk from the economic impacts of the coronavirus on their families.

Why did coronavirus plunge stocks into a bear market so fast? 5 things investors need to know

The global spread of the coronavirus is rattling investors, but why did stocks fall so hard and so fast from all-time highs? Here are 5 reasons behind the chaos.

Where does the stock market go from here after the worst drop since 1987? Here’s what the analyst who called the 2018 rout says

Michael Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist, says that it may be time to jump back into stocks after the stock market plunged into a bear market with the sharpest one-day slump since the 1987 crash.