The government said that 5.1 million Americans are continuing to receive state jobless benefits, down from 5.2 million in the previous week.
21 Янв 2021, 17:40U.S. jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000
Trump’s presidency may be best remembered for its cataclysmic end. But his four years as president also changed real American policy in lasting ways, just more quietly. We asked POLITICO’s best-in-class policy reporters to recap some of the ways Trump changed the country while in office, for better or worse.
18 Янв 2021, 15:4030 Things Donald Trump Did as President You Might Have Missed
At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn’t fallen since April.
08 Янв 2021, 17:40U.S. loses 140,000 jobs in first monthly loss since spring
The share of wealth controlled by the top 1 percent sits at levels not seen since the 1920s. Biden’s hopes for changing it rests on Senate control.
05 Янв 2021, 13:40How Biden’s dream of fighting income inequality runs through Georgia
A government shutdown was averted after the president approved the Covid relief package and annual spending bill.
28 Дек 2020, 05:40Trump backs down, signs stimulus package
If presidential elections really turn on how the country is doing, there’s a good reason for the incumbent to sweat.
24 Дек 2020, 23:402020 Is the Year Trump Was Worried About
Congress curbed the central bank’s emergency lending despite the economy’s continuing struggles.
22 Дек 2020, 21:40Fed enters Biden era with clipped wings and a warning from Republicans
Officials said they expect the U.S. economy to shrink by 2.4 percent this year, a brighter forecast than they offered just two months ago.
16 Дек 2020, 23:40Fed sees less severe recession this year on vaccine hopes
Vaccine euphoria is giving economic forecasters hope for a blockbuster 2021 and stretching stock market valuations to historic highs. It’s a setup that leaves no room for error.
15 Дек 2020, 13:40How Biden’s first-year economy is counting on perfection
A former high-level employee at Heather Boushey’s think tank publicly aired the accusations on Tuesday night.
03 Дек 2020, 03:40Biden top economic adviser facing accusations of mismanagement, verbal abuse
“That disqualifies almost every Republican senator and 90 percent of the administration,” the president-elect said of GOP criticism.
02 Дек 2020, 17:40Biden backs up Tanden as Republicans attack her tweets
Taxpayers are backing more than a trillion dollars in home mortgages, but the agencies buying them are neglecting to consider climate risks.
30 Ноя 2020, 13:40How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster
Brian Deese is an executive at investment giant BlackRock.
30 Ноя 2020, 05:40Deese to be Biden’s top White House economic adviser
The president-elect intends to name Cecilia Rouse, Neera Tanden and Wally Adeyemo to senior roles in his administration.
30 Ноя 2020, 01:40Biden unveils diverse economic team as challenges to economy grow
The November reading released Tuesday by the the Conference Board said represents a drop from a revised 101.4 in October.
24 Ноя 2020, 19:40U.S. consumer confidence tumbles as virus spreads
Biden’s pick for Treasury will give him a close partner, steeped in knowledge of the Fed, who can navigate the wishes of progressive Democrats and the sensitivities of financial markets.
24 Ноя 2020, 07:40What the Yellen choice means for Biden and the economy
The most direct way the Fed could increase its aid to the economy is through two temporary lending programs.
24 Ноя 2020, 05:40Trump strips Biden’s options to boost the economy
Black voters had Joe Biden’s back. Now he must prove he’s got theirs.
18 Ноя 2020, 13:40Biden’s big challenge: A growing racial wealth gap
Biden will inherit an economy that still has a hole similar to one in the final year of the last recession. Unlike his arrival to the White House 12 years ago, he’ll have few tools to deal with it.
11 Ноя 2020, 05:40The hangover awaiting Biden: Deep wounds from Covid-19
The latest episode of POLITICO’s Global Translations podcast explores the new industrial policy emerging in America to counter China’s ascent.
04 Ноя 2020, 13:40China shapes a new U.S. economic era: The return of industrial policy
The economy weighs heavily on voters’ minds.
04 Ноя 2020, 03:40Fox survey finds 63 percent say country heading in wrong direction
The gains are a sign of positive trader sentiment, although it’s unclear if that has to do with hopes of a clear winner emerging.
04 Ноя 2020, 01:40Wall Street notches second-best Election Day of trading
The president will get a great economic report to use on the campaign trail. The deeper meaning is much rougher.
29 Окт 2020, 11:40What the blowout GDP report really means for Trump
The new Open Storefronts program — modeled on the city’s popular outdoor dining initiative — will allow 40,000 businesses to set up open air operations.
29 Окт 2020, 03:40Retail in NYC gets option of outdoor shopping
The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe.
29 Окт 2020, 01:40S&P 500 sinks 3.5% as surging virus cases lead to shutdowns
His campaign is targeting swing state voters by highlighting specific trade deal wins.
28 Окт 2020, 13:44Trump campaign looks to small victories on trade to win the farmer vote
The monthly deficit in U.S. goods trade with all other countries set a record high in August at more than $83 billion.
28 Окт 2020, 13:44Why Trump lost his battle against the trade deficit
This week’s episode of Nerdcast
28 Окт 2020, 13:44Trump stock market soars — and wealthy reap gains
Government spending exceeded more than $6.5 trillion in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, up from $4.4 trillion in fiscal 2019.
28 Окт 2020, 13:43Federal deficit triples to $3.1T, Treasury data shows
Some 60 percent of all U.S. businesses that have closed during the pandemic have not reopened.
28 Окт 2020, 13:43Hard-hit small businesses face long winter without lifeline
Covid isn’t just disproportionately killing people of color; it’s sticking them in a feedback loop that exacerbates economic and racial inequity, says Chicago economist Damon Jones.
28 Окт 2020, 13:43How the Pandemic Is Worsening America’s Racial Gaps
About 1 in 3 people were either working in a different job in September than they were in February or were unemployed, researchers say.
28 Окт 2020, 13:43How coronavirus is reshaping America’s job market