Coronavirus live updates: Germany to begin reopening economy next week as global cases surpass 2 million
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- Global cases: More than 2,006,500
- Global deaths: At least 128,886
- US cases: More than 610,700
- US deaths: At least 26,119
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
1:31 pm: CEO of mortgage giant Quicken Loans explains how struggling homeowners can ‘skip the payment’
One of the biggest questions for homeowners facing a coronavirus-related financial hardship is whether to try to pause their mortgage payments.
Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner told CNBC on Wednesday the company wants to educate people that if they “skip the payment,” they’ll still have to pay it eventually.