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Unemployment Claims Jump For 2nd Week As Pandemic Rages

Claims for state unemployment benefits again rose last week, signaling ongoing weakness in the job market as coronavirus infections continue to soar. → Read More

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Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment

Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the economy recover from the pandemic. → Read More

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Controversial Fed Nominee Set To Prevail In Senate Confirmation Vote This Week

The Senate is expected to vote this week on the controversial nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve's governing board. She appears to have support from a slim majority of senators. → Read More

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Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'

Pent-up demand from households that have been cooped up over the last eight months could drive a spending boom in the spring, providing a big boost to the economy. → Read More

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Unemployment Drops To 6.9%, But Pandemic Surge Clouds Recovery

U.S. employers added 638,000 jobs last month as the unemployment rate dipped to 6.9%. A winter spike in coronavirus infections threatens to further weaken job growth. → Read More

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Election Shows Stark Partisan Divide On Economy, Coronavirus

Partisan views are shaping opinions of the economy as the nation slowly digs its way out of the coronavirus recession. → Read More

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U.S. Economy Grows At Record Pace But Still Has A Long Way To Go

U.S. GDP grew at a record 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, erasing some but not all of the damage done by the coronavirus recession. → Read More

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Last Report Card On U.S. Economy Before Elections Will Be A Blockbuster

The U.S. is expected to report record-setting economic growth in the most recent quarter. But that won't repair all of the damage done during the spectacular downturn three months earlier. → Read More

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'Something Has To Give': Latinas Leaving Workforce At Faster Rate Than Other Groups

Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. The shift is especially pronounced among Latina women, and that could have lasting effects for the broader economy. → Read More

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'I'm Still Unemployed': Millions In Dire Situation As Savings Start To Run Out

Many unemployed Americans have been tapping into their savings to pay bills. But those savings are going fast, and hopes for a new round of pandemic relief before the election are fading. → Read More

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'Auctions Are Everywhere': 2020 Economics Nobel Goes To 2 Americans

Stanford's Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson are honored for their "inventions of new auction formats." Auctions are now used to price Internet ads, wholesale electricity and fishing permits. → Read More

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Stanford Professors Win Nobel In Economics For Understanding And Designing Auctions

The $1.1 million prize goes to Stanford professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for advancing knowledge of how buyers and sellers behave. → Read More

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Fed's Jerome Powell Calls For More Economic Aid, Warning 'Weakness Feeds On Weakness'

Powell renews his call for congressional action on the economy, but President Trump tells his representatives to stop negotiating on new relief until after the election. → Read More

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Enough Already: Multiple Demands Causing Women To Abandon Workforce

Women left jobs at four times the rate of men in September. The burden of parenting and running a household while also working a job has created a pressure cooker environment that's pushing women out. → Read More

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Jobs Growth Slows Sharply In Last Employment Report Before Election

The Labor Department says U.S. employers added just 661,000 jobs last month, as unemployment fell to 7.9%, showcasing an economic recovery that is losing steam. → Read More

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Trump's Positive Coronavirus Test Result Roils Financial Markets

Markets face a double whammy of bad news after the president's health upended an election heading into its final stretch and the September jobs report proved disappointing. → Read More

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'Overlooked': Asian American Jobless Rate Surges But Few Take Notice

Asian Americans have traditionally enjoyed some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. But the pandemic is taking a heavy toll - and Trump's blaming China isn't helping. → Read More

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'Hard, Dirty Job': Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World

As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That's putting a big strain on residential garbage collectors. → Read More

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Millions Of Gig Workers Depend On New Unemployment Program, But Fear It'll End Soon

Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job. → Read More

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As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Sees Many Risks And Pledges Full Support

The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening. → Read More