Recession

Economic role of government now and during Great Depression

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn how the coronavirus is impacting the economy and how it compares to the Great Depression. Continue reading

Even Cows Affected by Global Recession

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While the average American cow produces 6.5 gallons of milk each day, twice as much as in 1970, the farmers selling the milk are now…read more

Recession Changes Shopping Habits

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In a slumping economy with record job losses and foreclosures on homes and businesses, Americans are being forced to slow the rate of consumption that…read more

Ex-Convicts and Laid-Off Execs Face Dim Job Prospects

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In part of an ongoing series deciphering financial news, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to laid-off business executives and ex convicts, two groups of…read more

What Will the Economic Recovery Look Like?

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Since late 2007, the U.S. and global economies have been in a prolonged recession. How long will this downturn last? When will the recovery come?…read more

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