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The worst economic weakness we’ve seen

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The Commerce Department’s estimate of the second-quarter decline in GDP marked the sharpest such drop on records dating to 1947. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

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U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

by Associated Press Jul 30, 2020
It's by far the worst quarterly plunge ever.

A regional look at GDP declines: Steeper drops in areas of the U.S. that rely on sectors suffering the brunt of the pandemic's effects

That includes places like Detroit, Michigan, which relies on manufacturing, and parts of Florida, which rely on tourism. Marketplace's Nova Safo reports.
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Quebec uses online business directory to encourage consumers to buy local

by Emma Jacobs Jul 30, 2020
Le Panier Bleu is meant to help local stores compete with online retail giants.

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