COVID-19 pandemic recession ended in April 2020, shortest on record

The recession that broke out with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic lasted just two months, officially ended in April 2020. That makes it the shortest downturn on record, according to the committee of economists that determines when recessions begin and end.

9 tips to get the best mortgage rate

It’s a good idea to comparison-shop for the best mortgage rate you can get, because even a small rate difference can mean tens of thousands of dollars in savings.