From your job to your home and your groceries, you know Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of your life. This dashboard shows how things have changed, and will track the recovery in detail.
Wednesday, Aug. 12:
Despite millions of people out of work and coronavirus cases still rising, the stock market is about to set another record— the shortest bear market in history.
Your 401(k) may look good. But JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says the huge rally in the stock market hasn’t helped most Americans and fails to reflect their suffering.
Will you send your kids door-to-door for trick-or-treating this year? Candy makers fear their biggest holiday will be crushed by the pandemic. And they’re making plans to save their Halloween sales.
It definitely got harder to sell your home during the pandemic. No open houses. Virtual closings. And many owners hesitated to put their homes on the market. Thanks to the Fed's stimulus efforts, though, you may be able to refinance or take out a mortgage at record low rates.
Resist the temptation to check your 401(k) every day. Although stocks started making a comeback faster than other parts of the US economy, they still remain below their pre-pandemic high.
Early in the pandemic, you may have marveled at low gas prices in your area, but that was in large part because many Americans no longer commute to work. They've stopped flying, too.