Economy

Southeast Alaska's economy is getting hammered without cruise ship tourists due to COVID-19. One city there is using its federal relief money to pay r
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Rezendes of The Associated Press on its investigation into the U.S. Roman Catholic Church receiving over $
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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled his economic recovery plan Thursday. He outlined steps for immediate relief, with a focus on mobiliz
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The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's proposal would inject $700 billion into the economy through American products and research.
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Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie b
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"What we're seeing now is that lots more people who are unemployed are going to be unemployed for a longer period of time," economist Nick Bunker says
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The government's paycheck protection program was intended to help small businesses during the pandemic keep workers on staff. But a lot of the recipie
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Federal regulators issue a new rule for payday lenders that strips out a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have
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Cheap beer sales are surging, but cheap beers are still losing ground to craft beer. Yet craft breweries are still suffering. What is going on?
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After allowing bars to reopen, some states and counties are forcing them to close after COVID-19 surges. Bar owners are struggling to balance safety a
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Restaurants, retail shops, and other service industries are starting to bounce back from the deep recession. But those gains could be jeopardized by a
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NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching t
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An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater
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While much of the country is mired in economic hardship, a small group has emerged richer. They've benefited from a buoyant stock market and tax code
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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, N.J., about a pilot program in his city that will provide cash payments to families in a
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NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with law professor Emily Benfer about what local and federal officials need to do to avoid a housing crisis caused by the
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Millions of Americans went back to work last month as the economy re-opened. But the job gains could be jeopardized by a new surge in coronavirus infe
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COVID-19 cases are surging in several states. In some places, officials are urging people to stay home and enjoy July 4th celebrations, like fireworks
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin about what the strong jobs report and rising coronavirus numbers might mean for the f
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Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.
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