Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers’…
By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
Many Afghan families who once had steady, stable incomes have plummeted into desperation, uncertain of how they will pay for their next meal.
By Lee Keath, Associated Press
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low 268,000.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
For years, Americans have been encouraged to recycle, but global changes to the market for recycled material has led to a realization that just because that symbol is on the package or it’s placed in a blue bin, doesn't necessarily…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber
By Christopher Booker, Sam Weber
Last year, Portland, Maine, was struggling to prepare for an economic winter of uncertainty. A push of late fall warmth had given downtown restaurants and businesses a boost following a dreadful summer. One year later, the story has changed entirely…
By Craig Austin, The Conversation
Inflation soared 6.2% in October from a year earlier, the fastest pace since 1990.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Wages and salaries jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records that date back 20 years as companies are forced to offer higher pay to fill a near-record number of available jobs.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a speech Monday that the nation's trade relationship with China is "one of profound consequence."…
By Kevin Freking, Josh Boak, Associated Press
President Joe Biden accused Republican lawmakers on Monday of blocking efforts to increase the government's borrowing authority, saying they're playing "Russian roulette with the U.S. economy" by committing to filibuster the measure ahead of an Oct. 18 deadline.
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