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48% of Americans worried about paying for COVID-19 care, survey finds

48% of Americans worried about paying for COVID-19 care, survey finds

Health
March 11 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all Americans say they are worried about meeting healthcare costs incurred because of the expanding new coronavirus outbreak, a new survey has found. In results released Wednesday by Healthcare.com, a web-based company offering insurance comparison services for consumers, 23 percent of respondents said that were "not very confident" and 25 percent said they were "not at all confident" in their ability to meet costs of care associated with the disease, called COVID-19. In addition, more than 40 percent indicated they would potentially need to take out bank loans, borrow money from family or run up credit card debt to cover any medical treatment they needed. Only 31 percent of respondents said they could meet expected costs by using their savings. "I think ...
Wilder v Fury II: Tyson Fury will be worried by first-fight knockdowns, says Deontay Wilder

Wilder v Fury II: Tyson Fury will be worried by first-fight knockdowns, says Deontay Wilder

Sports
Deontay Wilder believes Tyson Fury is scared and will be having sleepless nights before their world heavyweight title rematch later this month.The pair fight in Las Vegas on 22 February for Wilder's WBC championship.Their bout in December 2018 ended in a controversial draw with the American knocking Fury down twice, although the Englishman also thought he had won. "When you get knocked down by someone, you never forget it or how they did it," said 34-year-old Wilder.Speaking on a media conference call from the United States on Tuesday, he added: "Deep down I feel he's nervous, very nervous from what happened the first time. "When you go in there for a second time it has to be stressful and yo...
Worried investors should avoid making big moves because of coronavirus fears

Worried investors should avoid making big moves because of coronavirus fears

Finance
Foreign travelers wearing masks walk past a departures information board at Beijing International Airport in Beijing, China as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, February 1, 2020.Jason Lee | ReutersWhen the market makes big moves, you might be tempted to make big decisions. However, having a one-size-fits-all approach to your investments will likely lead to regrets."One of the big mistakes I see people make is that they think that investing is an all or nothing game," said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade.On Friday, stocks fell sharply as fears about the coronavirus' impact on China and other markets spread. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed more than 600 points, or 2.1%. The S&P 500 saw a 1.8% drop.Though stocks are poised to rebound Mond...
Bills in several states aim to help those in the gig economy. Some are worried they’ll lose work instead

Bills in several states aim to help those in the gig economy. Some are worried they’ll lose work instead

Finance
Halley Bondy and daughter Robin, 2Halley BondyHalley Bondy loves being a freelance writer.And the 35-year-old journalist, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, earns more working for herself than she did as a full-time employee.Now, a proposal in New York state that could require companies to classify more of their freelancers as employees is spreading panic among people like Bondy."All of my employers would probably just ditch me," Bondy said. "I don't think any one of them would take me on full-time."More from Personal Finance:Not all agree buying steady retirement income is a good ideaMore people may soon have annuities in their 401(k) plansRMD changes may affect retirement accountsSeveral states are moving to reshape their labor laws so that more independent contractors are turned into empl...
Bengals’ Andy Dalton ‘not worried’ about NFL Draft, possible replacement

Bengals’ Andy Dalton ‘not worried’ about NFL Draft, possible replacement

Sports
MIAMI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is not worried about the upcoming NFL Draft, despite the team being linked to his potential replacement, LSU star Joe Burrow. Dalton made the comments after the Bengals staged a fiery comeback effort against the Miami Dolphins, but ultimately fell short of a victory. The loss dropped the Bengals to 1-14 on the season, sealing their No. 1 overall slot in the 2020 NFL Draft. "You're not worried about the draft while you're playing this game," Dalton said. "You shouldn't be worried about the draft. Nobody's worried about the draft. Everybody is worried about doing what they can do to win a game." Dalton completed 33 of 56 passes for 396 yards and threw four touchdowns, helping the Bengals overcome a 23-point fourth-quarter d...