Personal Finance Daily: Here’s what you need to know before traveling and why you shouldn’t use Tito’s Vodka or Everclear to make hand sanitizer

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Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that the general public not use face masks, sales were 475% higher last week compared to a year ago.

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Should I cancel my flight? Will recirculated air on a plane spread coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know before traveling

Travelers mull over plans in light of COVID-19. Some are going ahead, while others are staying home. ‘My trip is not as important as someone else’s health.’

World Health Organization: ‘We did NOT say that cash was transmitting coronavirus’

‘We were misrepresented,’ a spokeswoman for the WHO told MarketWatch, referring to a British media report that the United Nations agency had linked COVID-19 and currency.

Will coronavirus kill you? Why fatality rates for COVID-19 vary wildly depending on age, gender, medical history and country

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Should I refinance my house? Mortgage rates drop to 50-year low as coronavirus spreads across the U.S. — and the world

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