States Push Jobless From Virus Recession to Return to Work
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States Push Jobless From Virus Recession to Return to Work

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of... Read More

Infrastructure Investment Steers U.S. Out of Recession
2021-03-17 20:05:07
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress sent clear signals this week that clean energy technology and the infrastructure to support it will provide a path to help the nation’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In two hearings, economists and lawmakers bemoaned the... Read More

In The News
Pandemic Recession Becomes 'Shecession' as More Working Moms are Forced to Quit Jobs

As a social service provider, Colleen Zavodny knows how important it is to take care of her mental health, but the coronavirus pandemic has tested her like nothing else. "I've had a couple nasty, ugly cries where I wonder how am I... Read More

2020 Elections
Trump’s 2020 Path Gets Trickier With Tag as ‘Recession’ President

President Donald Trump faces a new obstacle to his case for reelection: The U.S. is now officially in recession. The “recession” label made official Monday cements the pain many voters are already feeling from the economy — and will feed... Read More

Jobless Rate Spikes to 14.7%, Highest Since Great Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus... Read More

Retail Sales Plunge a Historic 8.7% After Pandemic Takes Hold
2020-04-15 14:42:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Despite the widespread hoarding of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other items that continue to leave many store shelves bare, U.S. retail sales plunged 8.7% in March, an unprecedented decline, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The deceleration of... Read More

IMF Says World Faces Prospect of Deep Recession In COVID-19's Wake
2020-04-14 21:26:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The global economy will likely experience the worst recession since the 1930s as governments around the world fight to end the coronavirus outbreak and restart their economies, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The organization, which is headquartered... Read More

Economists See Growing Recession Risk as Coronavirus Spreads

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus outbreak enters a potentially dangerous new phase, with cases widening in Europe and expected to spread in the United States, economists have begun to raise their estimates for the risk of a global recession and... Read More

Survey: Recession Odds Diminishing for U.S. Economy, But Watch for a Slowdown

The nation’s top economists say a recession within the next year isn’t probable, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. economy will be worth bragging about. Experts polled for Bankrate’s Fourth-Quarter Economic Indicator survey estimate a 35 percent chance that the... Read More

Majority of CFOs See US Sliding Into Recession Before 2020 Election
2019-09-19 12:46:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of chief financial officers surveyed by Duke University believe the United States will be in an economic recession by the 2020 Election, despite continuing low unemployment. Fifty-three percent of the 225 CFOs participating in the latest... Read More

Recession Fears Are Valid, But Predicting Timing Nearly Impossible, Economist Says
2019-08-23 19:01:20
by HJ Mai

There are plenty of warning signs that the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States is coming to an end. While the signs indicate an impending recession, predicting the time of it is nearly impossible, Hoyt Bleakley,... Read More

Trump May Try To Bolster Economy With Payroll Tax Cut
2019-08-20 20:43:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is considering a temporary payroll tax cut as a way to bolster the U.S. economy though he continues to insist the nation is not inching toward a recession. "I’ve been... Read More

Nearly Three-Out-Of-Four Economists Believe US Will Be In Recession by 2021, Survey Finds
2019-08-20 18:41:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Seventy-four percent of U.S. business economists participating in a new survey believe the United States will slip into a recession by the end of 2021, despite the White House's insistence that the "fundamentals" of the economy remain strong.... Read More

As Recession Fears Grow, Trump Delays Tariffs On Some Chinese Goods
2019-08-13 22:53:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- After days of growing indications the U.S. may lapse into a recession before the 2020 election, the Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying some of the additional tariffs it planned to impose on Chinese goods on... Read More

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