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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.
Nation Apr 24Many who lost jobs because of coronavirus believe those jobs will come back, poll shows
The economic devastation writ by COVID-19 is clear: 26.4 million people have lost their job in the past five weeks, millions of homeowners are delaying mortgage payments and food banks are seeing lines of cars that stretch for miles.
Economy Apr 09U.S. economy unlikely to ‘boom’ post-pandemic
There are emerging signs any U.S. economic recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the collapse that occurred in just a few weeks, despite President Donald Trump's promises of a strong rebound…
Economy Apr 02About half of working households lost income due to coronavirus, new poll shows
About half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household have lost some kind of income due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely to have lost a job.