NewsWatch: Why a JPMorgan strategist says markets are about to get calmer if not better

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

No one knows what’s next in store with the coronavirus pandemic. But markets may get a little less turbulent soon, says a JPMorgan strategist. See full story.

Former federal prosecutor among those asking whether Republican lawmakers misled the public on coronavirus as they sold stocks

A former federal prosecutor and other attorneys weighed in Thursday as media reports questioned recent stock selling by prominent lawmakers who were reportedly privy to early, frequent warnings about the risks of coronavirus and in at least one case, publicly downplayed such risks while unloading their investments. See full story.

Mortgage rates surge to highest level since January even though the Fed just brought interest rates to 0% — here’s why

Mortgage rates experienced the largest weekly increase since 2016. See full story.

As the British government struggles with its coronavirus response, local communities are battling it with kindness

Thousands of citizen-led groups have sprung across the country as neighbors come together to offer support to people during the coronavirus outbreak See full story.

Second dog tests positive for coronavirus as owners warned not to abandon pets

A German shepherd pet dog in Hong Kong has repeatedly tested positive for the Covid-19 virus after its owner was confirmed as being infected, authorities said. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

‘He demanded I stay in a hotel and said, if I started coughing, he was throwing me out in the street and that I could die alone in a hospital room.’ See full story.