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By Casey Kuhn, Nicole Ellis, Jenna Cohen
Jobless claims dropped by 71,000 to 199,000, the lowest since mid-November 1969. But seasonal adjustments around the Thanksgiving holiday contributed significantly to the bigger-than-expected drop. Unadjusted, claims actually ticked up by more than 18,000 to nearly 259,000.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Kate McMahon report from Mississippi, where many working parents struggled to find affordable, quality child care long before the pandemic. Among the most impacted: single mothers who are often stuck in low-paying jobs and…
By Cat Wise, Emily Carpeaux, Murrey Jacobson, Kate McMahon
With a growing consensus that some sectors of the economy face a shortage of qualified workers, employers are paying entry-level workers to learn on the job.
By Levi Pulkkinen, The Hechinger Report
One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve came under sharp questioning from senators over her unorthodox economic views, including from two Republicans whose doubts about her nomination could imperil it.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
By Gretchen Frazee
International health experts say they are doing everything they can, in partnership with China, to contain the virus. Whether they are successful over the coming days and weeks could determine whether the virus ends up being relatively minor hit or…
By Paul Solman
More than 700 million people across the globe live on extremely low wages. This year, a trio of economists won the Nobel Prize for their work on addressing global poverty, using randomized control trials to test and improve social policy.
Raising a child is complicated and potentially confusing, with conflicting advice available everywhere a parent turns. Economist Emily Oster, a mother of two, dug into the data to help other parents make informed choices about managing their little ones --…
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
The move came a day after Beijing sent financial markets tumbling by allowing the currency to fall to an 11-year low.
By Jeffrey Brown, Jaywon Choe, Lorna Baldwin
The Netherlands has become a global leader in implementing the tenets of a “circular economy,” a radical new approach to sustainable living that focuses on reducing consumption, minimizing waste and reusing nearly everything. As Jeffrey Brown reports, some Dutch companies…
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