Personal Finance Daily: Airlines are waiving flight change fees because of the coronavirus outbreak and what the Fed’s surprise interest rate cut means for mortgage rates

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United, Delta and seven other airlines are waiving flight change fees because of the coronavirus outbreak

Some airlines waiving fees for all flights, while others are focusing on flights to regions heavily impacted by the outbreak.

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This is how much American workers saved during the first year after Trump tax overhaul

Trump is pledging another tax cut, while Democratic candidates vow to increase taxes on the rich and corporations.

Half of the world’s beaches could be wiped out by the end of the century

Climate change is speeding up coastal erosion, a new study warns

How America’s extreme ‘survivalists’ are preparing for a worst-case coronavirus epidemic — ‘beans, bullets and Band-Aids’

‘My motto is panic now and beat the rush,’ one prepper says, while another recommends making a list of all the things you love about your family, in case you are quarantined for several weeks, or longer.

Here’s what the Fed’s surprise interest rate cut means for mortgage rates

In recent weeks, mortgage rates have dropped to three-year lows in response to global concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

As coronavirus spreads, the CDC urges sick workers to stay home — but what if you don’t get paid sick leave?

Full-time workers are far more likely to have access to paid sick-leave benefits than part-time workers, who are disproportionately women.

Coronavirus fatality rates vary dramatically depending on age, gender and country — why some patients fare worse than others

A paper published in JAMA reviews a China-based sample of 72,000 COVID-19 cases, which suggests dramatic variations in the death rate of the illness.

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The Federal Reserve, in a rare inter-meeting move, on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to counter the threat to the economy from the coronavirus epidemic.

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If the economy is in ‘a good place,’ then why are interest rates so low?

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These stocks took the biggest hit after the Fed’s interest-rate cut sent markets reeling

Financial firms got hammered after the Fed’s surprise rate decrease.

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