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Recent articles by Martha:

Workers without college degree hit hardest by record unemployment

While the April jobs report was catastrophic, economists say the data reveals fault lines that put America’s poorest and least-educated workers at risk of falling through the cracks. → Read More

Why it's suddenly more difficult to get a mortgage

Even with record-low interest rates, buying a house or refinancing a mortgage is getting tougher, and some consumer advocates worry that the pandemic fallout could hurt the homeowners with the most to lose. → Read More

U.S. set to lose title as top oil producer as demand plunges and gas drops below $1 per gallon

A historic plunge in oil demand likely means significant damage to the American oil industry, which has grown due to an increase in shale extraction, making the U.S. the world’s top oil producer. → Read More

Will the airline industry get its $25 billion bailout?

Airlines are likely spending $8 billion a month right now, which leaves an 8-to-10-week window before they run out of money. But who should bail them out? → Read More

Coronavirus has potential to shake up China trade more than tariffs

The coronavirus epidemic is having more of an effect on U.S.-China trade than President Donald Trump's long-fought trade war with China, some economists say. → Read More

Stocks swoon, but panic-selling will only hurt your portfolio, experts say

The stock market plunged this week after the growing spread of coronavirus — so is it time to cash in? → Read More

Dow closes down 1,000 points as coronavirus fears slam Wall Street

Wall Street was rocked in a volatile trading session on Monday that ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing down 1,031 points. → Read More

Dow plunges by 950 points on fears coronavirus will tank global economic growth

All three major indices plummeted at Monday's opening bell as reported cases of the coronavirus surged, sparking widespread fear that the disease would negatively affect global economic growth. → Read More

'Bolton bombshell' could shake up Wall Street, investing experts say

Although the combination of coronavirus and earnings season are top-of-mind for Wall Street this week, the impeachment narrative could have an impact on markets if witnesses are introduced and the trial drags on. → Read More

Job market still strong for 2020 — but red flags abound

A slowdown in job growth is to be expected at this stage of the economic cycle, economists say. But for the rest of 2020, positive signs are mixed with a number of potential red flags. → Read More

Is Trump's trade war preventing wages from increasing?

Wage growth has consistently lagged the rest of the labor market recovery since the Great Recession, but in recent years it has slowed down because the trade war is causing some companies to cut back on worker pay. → Read More

Hold steady and don't let the U.S.-Iran conflict derail your retirement funds, say investors

Using history as a guide has its limits, say investment experts, who advise to hold steady and not let the U.S.-Iran conflict derail any retirement funds. → Read More

What to expect at the pump as U.S.-Iran conflict escalates

Investors and market observers note that with Iranian crude exports virtually zero, Iran has very little to lose in the way of oil revenue and could easily take retaliatory action for the airstrike on its top general. → Read More

What's ahead for the economy and markets in 2020?

From ballooning debt to the rise of cryptocurrency, here are the events most economists agree are likely to impact and potentially reshape our economic trajectory this year. → Read More

From bankruptcies to stock market highs, this was a decade of turnarounds

The decade started off very ominously — and ended with record-breaking highs on the stock market. → Read More

Hallmark's same-sex marriage gaffe shows how social media is raising the stakes for marketers

"Whereas brands 10 or even five years ago might have specifically targeted only those consumers, today they need to be cognizant of the much larger market of people who view themselves LGBT supporters," one expert said. → Read More

House Democrats praise new trade deal to replace NAFTA amid impeachment

President Donald Trump said his administration has reached a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal to replace NAFTA. → Read More

Stocks sink after Trump says China deal can wait

Wall Street sank on Tuesday after President Trump said there might be no resolution in the U.S.-China trade war until after the 2020 election. → Read More

Almost 90 percent of the people eating non-meat burgers are not vegetarian or vegan

Sales of plant-based versions of wings, burgers, and meatballs have risen by double digits over the past year — and sales of plant-based Italian sausage have skyrocketed by 416 percent. → Read More

Wall Street worries that Trump may have oversold the likelihood of a China trade deal

Wall Street is increasingly beginning to worry that President Trump may have oversold the likelihood of a favorable deal with China — a dynamic that Beijing could exploit by pushing for more extensive tariff relief. → Read More