Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press

Paul Wiseman

The Associated Press

Washington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from a strong June jobs report

"With the number of COVID-19 cases accelerating and some states delaying re-opening or imposing new restrictions, we are concerned that a significant number of individuals may become furloughed again," Wells Fargo Securities' chief economist wrote. → Read More

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

A resurgence of confirmed COVID cases across the South and West — and the suspension or reversal of re-openings of bars, hotels, restaurants and other businesses — is endangering hopes for an economic rebound in the region and perhaps nationally. → Read More

As coronavirus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson's historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. → Read More

As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The reopening of Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress lasted less than a month. → Read More

Orders for US big-ticket factory goods surge 15.8% in May

Orders to American factories for big-ticket goods rebounded last month from a disastrous April and March as the U.S. economy began to slowly reopen. The Commerce Department said that orders for manufactured goods meant to last at least three years shot up 15.8% in May after plunging 18.1% in April and → Read More

North Korea might be making millions selling sand

North Korea is being accused of making millions of dollars, and breaking its sanctions, by selling sand. → Read More

May consumer prices fall 0.1%, the third consecutive month

The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index fell 0.1% last month after tumbling 0.8% in April and 0.4% in March. → Read More

May consumer prices fall 0.1%, the third consecutive month

The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index fell 0.1% last month after tumbling 0.8% in April and 0.4% in March. → Read More

Virus pummels global economy, jobs

In the best-case scenario, if there is no second wave of infections, the agency forecast a global drop in economic output of 6% this year, and a rise of 2.8% next year. → Read More

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

Black Americans are far more likely to die of COVID-19 and to work in low-paying service jobs — the ones slashed when restaurants and movie theaters closed as a health precaution. → Read More

Online divisions: Twitter, Facebook diverge on Trump’s words

Twitter placed a warning label on two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted problems with the November elections. It demoted and placed a stronger warning on a third tweet about Minneapolis protests that read, in part, that “when the looting starts the shooting starts.” Facebook left the posts alone. → Read More

Orders for US big-ticket factory goods drop 17.2% in April

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo a worker pushes a cart past refrigerators at a Home Depot store location in Boston. On Thursday, May 28, the Commerce Department releases its April report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) More WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy.… → Read More

US home construction drops 30.2% in April as virus rages

A construction crew loads dirt on a building site, Monday, May 18, 2020 in East Greenwich, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) More WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building plunged again in April, taken down by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that ground breakings plummeted 30.2% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000. Construction… → Read More

Reports: World economy faces tough journey back from crisis

Two reports out Monday predict that global growth will struggle to bounce back from the lockdowns, travel restrictions and business closures meant to contain the pandemic. → Read More

Reports: World economy faces tough journey back from crisis

Two reports out Monday predict that global growth will struggle to bounce back from the lockdowns, travel restrictions and business closures meant to contain the pandemic. → Read More

Reports: World economy faces tough journey back from crisis

Two reports out Monday predict that global growth will struggle to bounce back from the lockdowns, travel restrictions and business closures meant to contain the pandemic. → Read More

Industrial production plunges unprecedented 11.2% in April

Industry was running at 64.9% of capacity last month, shattering the previous record low set in the Great Recession year 2009. Factory capacity utilization also hit a record low 61.1%. → Read More

Reopening the US economy too fast could cause double-dip recession

Experts fear a too-hasty relaxation of social distancing could ignite a resurgence of COVID-19 cases by fall, sending the economy back into lockdown. The result: a W-shaped disaster in which a tentative recovery would sink back into a “double-dip” recession. → Read More

Chinese investment in US drops to lowest level since 2009

China’s direct investment in the United States fell last year to its lowest level since the Great Recession, even before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of global commerce. The decline in Beijing's investment in the United States reflected tensions between the world’s two biggest economies → Read More

As US piles up debt to aid economy, even usual critics cheer

On Monday, the Treasury Department announced that it will borrow $2.99 trillion in the April-June quarter. → Read More