Economy


Food insecurity—already approaching record levels across the United States—could get even worse if federal programs lapse at the end of December. This line of cars was seen in Florida last week. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
These Huge COVID Relief Programs Are All About to Expire. It Couldn’t Come at a Worse Time.

Millions of Americans are facing a financial cliff on New Year's Day if Republicans refuse to pass another round of COVID-19 relief.

Princeton labor economist Cecilia Rouse will chair the Council of Economic Advisers (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Joe Biden’s Economic Team Is Packed With People Who Support Workers

“This team ... will work tirelessly to ensure every American enjoys a fair return for their work and an equal chance to get ahead, and that our businesses can thrive and outcompete the rest of the world."

As the holiday shopping seasons gears up, workers in the United States are still suffering. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Black Friday Is Coming. America’s Workers Are Still Suffering.

As the nation’s busiest shopping day approaches, the economic pain endured by millions of low-income and unemployed Americans is growing.

With President Trump refusing to start the transition of power and a stalled stimulus bill, the economic future of the United States looks bleak and unemployment may spike again. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Business Leaders to Trump: It’s Time to Start the Transition

While CEOs push Trump to begin the transition of power in hopes of avoiding economic devastation, Biden seeks to restart stimulus talks.

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12 Million People Are About To Lose Unemployment. It’s Going To Kick the Economy Off A Cliff.

A new report finds unemployment insurance will run out for millions Dec. 26, which could cause harm that ripples throughout the economy.

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on August 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
White Women Are Bouncing Back From the Economic Downturn. Black and Hispanic Women Not So Much.

"Women of color and Black women in particular are often working an essential job, the front-line jobs that are most vulnerable to COVID."

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses members of the media in North Carolina in October. Harris made the closing arguments for the Biden/Harris campaign in eastern NC Sunday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Riding With Kamala Harris: Inside the Biden Campaign’s Closing Arguments in Eastern NC

Why eastern NC, the place where I'm from, plays host to Kamala Harris' final points on income inequality, healthcare, and racial injustice.