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The Latest Consumer-Spending Report, Explained

Consumer spending fell 7.5% in March, prompting further concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. Here’s why consumer spending is so important and how it can signal if the country is heading toward a recession. Photo: … Continue reading

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Why wearing a mask matters: coronavirus transmission explained

Dr. Rasmussen, a virologist and associate research scientist at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, explains the main vectors driving infection of the coronavirus. Read more Read the origin of topic at msnbc.com Latest Headlines

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The Vote-by-Mail Debate, Explained

With the potential resurgence of the coronavirus in the fall of 2020, many are questioning how they will vote in November without jeopardizing their health. Some lawmakers are calling for universal voting by mail, while others are saying it’s not … Continue reading

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The Markets This Week, Explained

Volatility dominated the markets this week as the U.S. government sought to combat the coronavirus pandemic with major fiscal and monetary policy actions. However, joblessness soared, leaving the economic outlook on shaky ground. Here’s a look back at what happened … Continue reading

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Apple’s Faulty MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Explained… With Real Butterflies

The third generation of the butterfly keyboard on Apple’s Mac laptops was supposed to fix all the problems. But nope. WSJ’s Joanna Stern explains why the keyboards on the newest and most expensive MacBooks keep breaking—and the few things you … Continue reading

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Disney, Fox and the Entire Media Merger Frenzy Explained

From AT&T and Time Warner to the hot pursuit of 21st Century Fox and Sky, media mergers are in full swing. Why now? WSJ’s Amol Sharma answers all your questions about the forces driving media deals. Read the origin of … Continue reading

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