The U.S. death toll from novel coronavirus is approaching 30,000. Though President Trump is eager to lift the restrictions prompted by the pandemic and “reopen” the economy, other leaders continue to express concern that doing so would undermine efforts to…
Dr. Mark McClellan and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, both former commissioners of the FDA, have been planning how to reignite a U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. But the gradual reopening they lay out would happen only after several key…
The majority of Americans are eligible to receive one-time cash payments. But for some, accessing those funds is a confusing and complicated process.
By Associated Press
The deterioration of sales far outpaces the previous record decline of 3.9% that took place during the depths of the Great Recession in November 2008.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in political news, including how Americans are holding up amid the public health and economic pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, where…
The latest jobless claims reinforce the sense of an emerging U.S. economic crisis -- one that is likely to worsen in the coming weeks and months. To put the numbers in real-life context, we share stories from workers who have…
By Stan Choe, Associated Press
Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak.
By Associated Press
The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.
By Ken Sweet, Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
The federal government’s relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start, with few businesses able to apply and some big banks saying they’re not ready to process applications.
The loss of jobs caused by the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout is unprecedented in the U.S. Over 10 million Americans became unemployed in the past two weeks alone -- and economists say there are many more who have not…
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