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The unmasking of Texas and Mississippi

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (right) and Sen. Ted Cruz attend a briefing for then-President Donald Trump in Orange, Texas, on August 29, 2020.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (right) issued an executive order lifting the state's mask mandate on Tuesday. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

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Texas, Mississippi lift COVID mask mandates

by David Brancaccio and Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 3, 2021
Texas businesses can open at 100% capacity in a week. In Mississippi, mask and distancing recommendations are now in place.

The numbers for private payroll growth in February don't look good

We'll get a better understanding of the employment situation Friday when the government's numbers are out. But this initial reading on private payrolls from ADP missed estimates. "It's certainly a disappointment for the market," said Susan Schmidt, head of U.S. equities at Aviva Investors. "We did see an increase in services in this report. But still, it's going to be a tough slog ahead if we don't get better job numbers going forward."

Did the Federal Reserve make economic inequality worse?

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Mar 3, 2021
Fed watcher Karen Petrou believes so, and she says the Fed can fight inequality with targeted policies.

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