As the nation nears 325,000 total deaths, millions of Americans are feeling the economic impact of the pandemic. The Department of Labor on Wednesday reported 803,000 new jobless claims last week, and up to 14 million people could soon lose…
Americans are living longer, with average life expectancy in the U.S. rising from age 71 in 1970 to age 79 last year, leading many to stay employed far past retirement age. Paul Solman reports on some of the oldest workers…
Millions of Americans have been crushed by the pandemic but older workers have faced both an economy with high levels of unemployment and a virus that puts them more at risk than younger people. And once they do lose a…
By Mike Cerre
CARE packages, a box of army surplus rations Americans could buy and ship to the millions of needy and displaced Europeans during the Second World War, are, for the first time in CARE’s history, being used to help Americans, many…
In our news wrap Thursday, Lebanon's caretaker prime minister and three other former ministers were charged with negligence in the Beirut explosion, applications for unemployment aid have spiked as companies cut more jobs amid the pandemic, President-elect Biden continues to…
By Sharon Cohen, Associated Press
Feeding America, the nation's largest anti-hunger organization, has distributed 4.2 billion meals in an 8-month period. That's an unprecedented pace in the group's history.
By Christopher Rugaber, Casey Smith, Associated Press
Unemployment has forced aching decisions on millions of Americans and their families in the face of a rampaging viral epidemic that has closed shops and restaurants, paralyzed travel and left millions jobless for months. Now, their predicaments stand to grow…
The latest jobs report released by the Department of Labor Friday estimates the economy has not yet replaced about 10 millions jobs lost last spring, with many Americans now close to losing their unemployment benefits. Wendy Edelberg, director of the…
The Labor Department's report Wednesday said jobless claims climbed from 748,000 the week before.
By Dorothy Hastings
This year, the need for connection and collective care is likely enormous no matter where you live. Here are some ideas for how you can give.
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