Economy


By keeping taxes flat for 98% of Americans, Biden says his plan will help lift the working class (Shutterstock).
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.

According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the wealthiest Americans get even richer under Trump.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

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We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic

To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.

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$323 a Week: How One Michigan Family of Five Is Surviving on Unemployment

Before the coronavirus eliminated this family’s only source of income, they lived a typical middle-class life in a farmhouse. Now they borrow money just to eat.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."

The US stock market has stayed high despite punishing economic indicators during the pandemic.
Yes, the Stock Market Is Doing Mostly Well. No, the American Economy Is Not.

Little more than half of Americans actually own stock. That helps make the stock market a less-than-ideal indicator of how the US economy is actually doing.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Parents Would Get an Extra $300 a Month Under Biden’s Pandemic Plan

The new plan from Joe Biden builds on what House Democrats passed back in May.