New filings for unemployment benefits rose last week, signaling continued layoffs even before autumn chills outdoor business.
In the wake of the last recession, government spending dried up, dragging out the recovery. Policymakers warn against letting it happen again.
Judy Shelton, a longtime Federal Reserve critic and gold standard fan, could soon clinch a job on the Fed board. Her views have often been inconsistent.
Neither. Wall Street is not as partisan as you think.
Many experts now view the individual mandate as a policy that did little to increase health coverage — but did a lot to invite political backlash.
The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.
The Federal Reserve’s latest economic forecasts suggest that interest rates will remain near zero at least through 2023.
Federal Reserve economic forecasts show that interest rates will remain near zero at least through 2023.
Weekly tallies of jobless claims were not meant to be treated as an economic indicator. The pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of doing so.
By doing its job of stabilizing the financial system, it has reduced the sense of urgency for lawmakers to help ordinary Americans.
A World Trade Organization panel said Tuesday that the United States violated its rules by imposing tariffs on China in 2018, drawing an angry response from the Trump administration.
Criminals are increasingly using people like Denise Newton to move their money, just as many have lost their jobs and are vulnerable.
The share of Americans in poverty in 2019 declined and median incomes were the highest on record, a Census Bureau report showed.
Republicans are already acting as if there’s no next year.
The new restrictions, announced Monday, fall short of a broader ban on cotton and tomatoes from Xinjiang that the administration was poised to announce last week.
A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.
An emergency federal program faces growing issues with spurious claims, and the flood of applicants may have led to overcounting the unemployed.
Big companies say the president’s directive to delay collection of the tax that funds Social Security is more trouble than it is worth. Federal employees are upset they are stuck with it.
Milton Friedman’s libertarian economics influenced presidents and inspired “greed is good.” So what did Friedman get right — and wrong? Today’s business leaders and economists weigh in.
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
Filings for benefits reflect continued layoffs and a sluggish recovery. “The numbers are going in the wrong direction,” one economist said.
A $600-a-week supplement that expired in July has been credited with bolstering the economy. Its impact on hiring is central to a political fight.
If we can’t get our government to help us now, when will we ever?
A report commissioned by President Trump’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued dire warnings about climate change’s impact on financial markets.
President Trump has taken credit for the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, but the Federal Reserve’s patient policies laid the groundwork.
The recovery is bypassing those who need it most.
Why are party leaders fighting to get rid of one surprisingly progressive element of the 2017 tax bill?
Here’s a report card on whether the president met his 2016 campaign pledges.
Unemployment fell to 8.4% in August, but the gain of 1.4 million jobs was the weakest in months. The end of federal aid programs is casting a shadow.
As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.
The S&P 500 dropped 3.5 percent on Thursday, the biggest single-day fall since June 11, as big tech companies weighed on it heavily.
Progress in restoring lost jobs has become more challenging. “It’s pretty bad at this stage in the crisis,” one economist said.
Foolish federal dithering means states have to step in. Yes, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Federal debt, as a share of the economy, hit 98 percent in the 2020 fiscal year. Many economists are pushing lawmakers to add even more to it.
Dr. Scott Atlas arrived at the White House as a coronavirus contrarian, questioning controls like masks. He has angered top health officials while pushing a suite of disputed policy prescriptions.
Cities big and small know they can’t rely on federal stimulus to support their entrepreneurs, so they are finding innovative ways to keep them afloat.
While government statistics say inflation is low, the reality is that the cost of living has risen during the pandemic, especially for poorer Americans.
The Treasury secretary’s House testimony, combined with renewed stimulus discussions among Republicans, highlighted divisions over how big an economic package should be.
Many owners face tough choices after a federal loan program and other government moves to bolster the economy have run their course.
Aid to the unemployed saved us from disaster. Now it’s gone.
Chinese companies are taking a greater share of goods sold abroad, showing their tremendous strength despite mounting challenges.
The coronavirus was an opportunity for the Treasury secretary to redefine his legacy, for better or worse.
What have we learned about how to prepare for it?
For four days, the Republican National Convention constructed a false image of America beyond the pandemic, where President Trump had moved quickly and effectively to crush the coronavirus.
Heather Boushey is at the forefront of a generation of economists rethinking their discipline — just as the government deploys trillions to address a once-in-a-century emergency.
Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market.
The Treasury Department has not been willing to issue guidance making it clear that companies will be on the hook for deferred taxes, further delaying crucial information for businesses.
“Material living standards” are not the same thing as “quality of life.”
American Airlines said it would furlough 19,000 workers if lawmakers do not extend aid to the industry, which has been hammered by the pandemic.
Trade negotiators from the two countries met by videoconference to review the progress in enacting their trade deal.