Corn yields can suffer in high heat.
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Much of the US has been experiencing heat waves in recent weeks. An economist explains how the often record-high temperatures can affect the economy.
Biden directed regulators to find ways to limit bank mergers.
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A handful of banks now dominate the US financial sector. This consolidation has resulted in higher costs for consumers and small businesses and put the economy at greater risk of a financial crisis.
The U.S. economy bounced back in record time.
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An economist explains what a recession is, who decides and why it took so long to learn that the COVID-19 downturn was officially over.
A big increase in use car prices drove the inflation rate higher in April.
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The average price of US goods and services surged in April, leading some to worry the economy is beginning to experience dangerously high levels of inflation. A scholar explains why that’s unlikely.
Child care and preschool are a strain on family budgets.
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The federal government spends about US$2,500 a year on child care and early education per child under 5, about half of the European average.
Biden made passing his $1.9 trillion bill one of his top priorities.
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Whether the next pandemic bailout bill is called relief or stimulus depends on what ails the US economy – and maybe it doesn’t matter at all.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
Biden has made fixing the economy one of his top priorities.
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Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Joe Biden's middling economic policies are a chance to cut through the bitter polarisation of US politics.
Democrats control both the White House and Congress for the first time in 10 years.
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Since 1953, the economy has only rarely been in recession when a Democrat was in the White House.
Not your average Joe.
From pandemic stimulus to China relations, it will soon become clear that there is a new broom in town.
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Janet Yellen is the perfect choice to tackle the worst economic crisis in a century, and the problems that lie beyond.
The economy will be one of the president-elect’s top priorities in January.
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The Biden administration plans to push for a bold stimulus package to bolster the ailing American economy. An economist explains what he’s up against.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks to supporters on Nov. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
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The US economy historically does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans, with far fewer months spent in recession
Back in the swing of things.
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The US economy’s record pandemic plunge was followed swiftly by a record upswing. But what does it all mean?
The Fed can create all the money Uncle Sam needs.
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Congress is spending trillions of dollars trying to rescue the US economy and support workers and businesses. Can America afford it? ‘No sweat,’ according to modern monetary theory.
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?