Highly skilled workers and international students in the U.S. are the latest group to be targeted by the Trump adminstration’s restrictive immigration policies.
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By making skilled workers the target of his latest anti-immigration policy, U.S. president Trump signals that he is willing to play to his far right base even if it undermines America's economic interests.
For some small businesses, temporary will become permanent.
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Bankruptcy is meant to offer breathing space to struggling companies, but it may not be enough given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic.
People wearing protective masks form lines to receive free food from a food pantry run by the Council of Peoples Organization on May 8, 2020 in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
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For economically strapped Americans, the financial fallout from the epidemic may be permanently embedded in their digital profiles, making it harder for them to regain their economic footing.
Grocery workers have been essential during the pandemic. so should we be paying them more?
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After the pandemic is over, grocery workers and nurses will still be essential. But will they be paid any better?
Fewer students from abroad expected to study in the U.S.
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If fewer students from other countries enroll in US colleges and universities this fall due to COVID-19, the effects would be felt well beyond the campus, an expert warns.
When the shuttered economy reopens, how many black Americans will be left out in the cold?
Black Americans were left especially vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19 and history shows it will take them longer to rebound.
As larger percentages of the U.S. population become infected, a study shows how direct medical expenses for treating COVID-19 will rise. Those costs will come back to everyone.
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Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
President Trump is keen to get the US economy going agin.
Donald Trump's job approval ratings may be holding, but consumer confidence matters for his re-election prospects.
Most small businesses in New York have closed during the crisis.
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The Small Business Administration is the agency tasked with distributing hundreds of billions of dollars to keep millions of companies alive.
Empty parking lots show social distancing’s costs. It could take time to see its benefits.
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COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.
Unemployed people wait outside a government office in NYC in 1933.
Some economists are predicting joblessness to surpass the record level experienced at the height of the Great Depression as 22 million people file for unemployment benefits.
'Helicopter money' payments would benefit everyone.
Storm clouds are stirring over the Fed.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
The UN Security Council has yet to hold a meeting on coronavirus.
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Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
America’s credit card has no spending limit.
The Trump administration is asking for US$850 billion in stimulus spending. Given the debt's already at record levels, can the US afford it?
People need cash in hand.
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An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
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During the Global Financial Crisis, the US and the G20 led the way to recovery. As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, there is a leadership vacuum, and we may all suffer for it.
A sea of red.
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The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
Usually a major crisis benefits incumbent leaders. But that has not been the case for Donald Trump – and his chances of re-election in November now look shaky.
The vast majority of visitors to Alaska come via a cruise ship.
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Alaska has been mostly spared from the virus, but the outbreak's impact on its economy could still be catastrophic because of its reliance on seasonal tourism.