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What Coronavirus Fears Could Mean For Personal Finance : NPR

Personal finance concerns related to the spread of coronavirus are mounting. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for The Washington Post.



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Today was the worst day on Wall Street in more than a decade. The S&P 500 was down more than 7%. The Dow Jones lost 2,000 points. All this stems from the outbreak of coronavirus and resulting uncertainty about the global economy.

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For everyday Americans, the stock market is just one of many personal finance concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. There’s questions of sick leave, school closings, health care deductibles and down the road, what a sustained economic slowdown could mean for American workers.

We’re joined now by Michelle Singletary. She’s a columnist for The Washington Post. She writes about personal finance. Welcome to the program.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Thank you so much.

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