Personal Finance Daily: Americans use their $1,200 stimulus checks to splurge at Walmart and Target — here’s what they’re buying, and is your city reopening after coronavirus lockdown? Scientists say avoid these places

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Workers have lost out on nearly $9,000 in income due to coronavirus lockdown (so far)

In total, $1.3 trillion in income has been erased due to the pandemic, research published by the Society for Human Resource Management and Oxford Economics found.

Is your city reopening after coronavirus lockdown? Scientists say avoid these places

New peer-reviewed research says coronavirus droplets caused by talking remain in the air for 8-14 minutes.

Americans use their $1,200 stimulus checks to splurge at Walmart and Target — here’s what they’re buying

‘Call it relief spending,’ Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said.

My husband refuses to give me my stimulus check. He says that I don’t deserve it because I didn’t earn it. What can I do?

‘It is outrageous that a spouse would share liability for tax debt, but not share in the stimulus payment.’ What legal recourse does this woman have?

‘We needed each other in this crazy mess.’ Is the pandemic a good time to rescue a dog?

Animal rescues have seen a spike in adoptions and fosters, but what will happen when people eventually go back to work?

‘The stakes of doing it wrong is that someone dies’: How coronavirus will transform K-12 schools in the fall

‘They can be a danger to older brothers and sisters … their own parents, and, Lord help me, their grandparents,’ said NEA president Lily Eskelsen García, a former school lunch lady and sixth-grade teacher.

‘I felt violated.’ This man says he was fired for ‘gross insubordination’ for refusing to reveal his mother’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Christopher Wells told MarketWatch, ‘I felt I didn’t have a fair shot at securing my job.’

What daily life during the pandemic looks like to people across the U.S., and beyond

MarketWatch asked readers to share pictures of what life during a pandemic looks like for them. Here are some of the images and stories they shared with us.

As coronavirus keeps public pools closed, kiddie-pool sales are surging and pool builders’ phones are ‘ringing off the hook’

‘With COVID, and the trepidation with travel, people are taking that money and investing it in a backyard pool.’

Why haven’t I gotten my stimulus check? 6 reasons your payment might be a no-show

Nearly 130 million people have received their stimulus payments, the IRS says. Here’s why you could still be waiting.

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Democrats and Republicans back extending deadline for spending small-business-loan money

The Democratic-run House plans to vote next week on a bill with an extension and other Paycheck Protection Program fixes, as a key Republican senator also calls for action.

Polls now show Biden defeating Trump in the 2020 election, but what if Trump refused to lose?

U.S. presidential election must be held in November and results must be honored by both candidates, writes Chris Edelson.

Reopening all businesses would be an economic disaster if workers aren’t safe

We’ve been locked down for the coronavirus for two months, but little was done during that time to make sure that when businesses did reopen, it would be safe for the workers to come back.

The economy is finally recovering from the coronavirus, but the ill-effects aren’t going away for a long time

If the end of the Great Toilet Paper Shortage is any indication, the U.S. economy has already bottomed out and a fragile recovery is underway.

This 2020 presidential forecast says Trump faces historic defeat due to terrible economy

President Trump could suffer a historic defeat in the fall if the economy doesn’t recover sharply from the coronavirus pandemic and the disease lingers, according to a model that has predicted the winner of the popular vote in 16 of the last 18 elections.

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