Stories tagged: "economic crisis"


Child care
These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

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."

Low-wage workers in Florida
‘I’m Barely Making It’: Florida Workers Share What It’s Like to Live on Less Than $10 an Hour

“I haven't celebrated my birthday in four years. I haven't been able to take that chance, I just can't risk taking that day off. I’ve had deaths in my family and I can't risk going to the funeral to lose hours.”

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‘We Need Help’: Americans Are Spiraling Two Months After $600 Jobless Benefit Expired

"It makes no sense to me … They do not care about the American people at all.”

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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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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.