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Politics Jan 15Biden’s COVID-19 aid plan could revamp economy, prompt GOP resistance
The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats’ liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools.
Politics Nov 03Voters saw election as a judgment on Trump, AP survey finds
The pandemic and the fragile economy weighed heavily on voters in Tuesday’s presidential election, a contest that for many amounted to a referendum on President Donald Trump's leadership in a time of turmoil.
Politics Oct 28GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory
President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time.
Economy Aug 25Many Americans shoring up finances amid downturn, poll says
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 45% of Americans say they are setting aside more money than usual during the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics Aug 15AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy
President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods, raging against cases of voting fraud where they didn’t exist and declining to quash conspiracy theories…
Economy Jun 16U.S. retail sales jump by nearly 18 percent in a partial rebound
U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months.
Economy Jun 09U.S. employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April
U.S. employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April _ a sign of how deep the economic hole is as offices, restaurants, stores and schools are reopening after being shuttered because of the coronavirus.
Politics Jun 06Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination
BALTIMORE — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size. Other Democratic candidates such as Bernie Sanders,…
Nation May 22Many in U.S. will not immediately return to gym or dining out, AP-NORC poll says
Many in the US remain unlikely to go out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Economy May 15Pressured by COVID-19, U.S. retail sales sank 16.4% in April
The sharpest drops from March to April were at clothiers, electronics stores, furniture stores and restaurants.