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Recent articles by Paul:

As COVID-19 persists, more Americans are unemployed more than six months. Is that a stigma even in a pandemic?

Is long-term unemployment of more than six months a stigma even in a pandemic that destroyed tens of millions of jobs? → Read More

Biden set to announce his economic team led by Janet Yellen, who face a dark winter outlook, split Congress

President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce his economic team Tuesday. What proposals can they push through a split Congress? → Read More

As Treasury chief, Yellen may be a calming influence in a Washington split over stimulus and everything else

Janet Yellen, President-elect Biden's pick for Treasury secretary, is a centrist could bridge the divide in Washington over stimulus, other issues → Read More

Republican-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Trump to stop delaying transition to Biden administration

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging Trump to get on with the transition to the Biden administration even while he challenges the election court. → Read More

These 10 jobs could disappear or decline because of COVID-19

These 10 jobs could decline over the long term because of the pandemic. Among them: chef, professor, receptionist. → Read More

As COVID-19 rages, millennials make up growing share of 'sandwich generation,' caring for kids and parents

Millennials make up a growing share of the 'sandwich generation' as they care for kids and aging parents during COVID-19. It's a financial strain. → Read More

Joe Biden economic plan: What Biden means for the economy, your finances and another COVID-19 stimulus package

Joe Biden’s presidency could boost an economy battered by COVID-19, economists say, as bold spending and stauncher support for trade offset new taxes. → Read More

'It's certainly going to get worse': Businesses plan more layoffs, hiring freezes in 2020 as COVID-19 escalates

Many companies are still laying off workers, freezing hiring and cutting bonuses in the fourth quarter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Others are hiring. → Read More

'I will be put out of my house': Some Americans who struggled early in crisis are on brink, others find jobs

Some unemployed Americans who spoke to USA TODAY early in the COVID-19 crisis are still in danger. Others have found full- or part-time jobs. → Read More

Who needs office buildings? As home building surges, plans for shops, offices, hotels vanish: Exclusive

A growing number of contractors say commercial building projects are being postponed or canceled. → Read More

'I had to start my future': Workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 find new careers in these fields

More workers who lost jobs or earnings due to Covid 19 are starting to transition to new careers or industries as unemployment benefits run dry → Read More

Social Security cost-of-living increase to nudge up benefits 1.3% in 2021

Social Security benefits will rise a modest 1.3% next year because of meager inflation. → Read More

Fed's Jerome Powell: Risks of Congress passing inadequate stimulus more dire than those of "overdoing it"

Fed Chair Powell says risks of passing a stimulus that's too small are more dire than a package that's excessive. A large relief measure will strengthen recovery. → Read More

Stock futures rise amid news of Trump's improvement in COVID-19 fight

Stock futures rise on optimistic reports about Trump's COVID-19 battle. → Read More

661,000 jobs added last month, unemployment fell to 7.9% as some states reopen, others face COVID-19 surges

The economy added 661,000 jobs in September as some states continued to let businesses reopen, others stayed cautious amid COVID-19 spikes. → Read More

Additional 787,000 workers seek unemployment as layoffs continue amid COVID-19 crisis

An additional 787,000 workers file initial jobless claims as businesses continue to lay off large numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic → Read More

Trump says economic recovery is V-shaped, Biden says it's a K. Who's right and what does it mean?

In Tuesday's debate, Trump said the economic recovery is V-shaped while Biden said it's a K. Who's right and what do the letters mean anyway? → Read More

U.S. could slip into double-dip recession if Congress doesn't pass new stimulus, some economists say

The nation could slip back into recession if Congress doesn't pass another stimulus package, economists say. → Read More

More workers hit with pay cuts than in last recession, and stagnant wages could linger

Many U.S. workers have been socked by cuts in hours or pay during the pandemic. The effects could linger in meager wage growth for years. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic likely to leave legacy of fear and uncertainty that holds back economy for decades

The COVID-19 crisis is creating fear and uncertainty that could dampen investment and economic growth for up to 70 years, a study finds. → Read More