Stories tagged: "economy"


Immigrants provide an important economic engine in the United States, which bipartisan economy experts have repeatedly shown. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made boosting immigration a cornerstone of his platform, in contrast to President Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
Biden Plans to Increase Immigration Again. This Could Be the Economic Boost the US Needs.

The Trump administration has slashed immigration. Bipartisan experts—and Biden—say boosting immigration will stimulate the economy at a time when the United States needs it most.

Experts say Joe Biden's economic plan will help more Americans
Trump Pretends the Stock Market Is the Economy, Again. Experts Say Biden’s Plan Is Better for American Workers.

In Tuesday night's debate, President Trump continued to claim that the stock market would save the country. Meanwhile, economists say Biden and Democrats would be better for jobs.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate on this stage at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Here’s What You Need to Know About the First Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will square off in Cleveland on a variety of issues, from the coronavirus response to the economy—all just five weeks before Election Day.

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‘The Damage Is Done’: Latino Small Business Owners in Florida Say Trump Let Them Down

Thousands of small businesses have closed throughout the state. Now the governor wants to reopen amid a second wave of cases in the country.

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.

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Americans Spent Less Money in August—a Worrying Sign for the Economy

Spending dropped after enhanced federal unemployment benefits expired, making it harder for people to pay for everyday items.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.