A record-breaking jump in economic growth, tempered by signs it’s been losing steam
Oct 29, 2020

A record-breaking jump in economic growth, tempered by signs it’s been losing steam

Also, the Trump administration proposes ending the H-1B visa lottery. Plus, business groups call for patience as presidential election results get tallied next week. And, lower-income Americans are less confident about the accuracy of vote counting.

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Putting this GDP rebound for the U.S. economy into perspective

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, says “we’re still in a very deep hole despite the fact we had very strong gains in the third quarter.” And, Swonk said, “we saw momentum began to slow leading us into the fourth quarter with much weaker growth, at the same time that now cases and hospitalizations are surging.”

Businesses encourage the U.S. to trust the election process

Oct 29, 2020
Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
Workers board up the entrance of an office building in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. Delayed election results could lead to damaged retail storefronts and other infrastructure if violence or protests break out.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Lower-income voters less confident in accurate count, poll finds

Oct 29, 2020
The latest data from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll shows confidence in vote count reflects voters' income.
A man casts his ballot at an early voting center in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

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