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Unemployment is bad, but we don’t know just how bad

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A woman leaves the Department of Employment Services in Washington, D.C. Estimates of unemployment vary depending on the formula and data used.

A woman leaves the Department of Employment Services in Washington, D.C. Estimates of unemployment vary depending on the formula and data used. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

30 million? 18 million? How many Americans are out of work right now?

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 6, 2020
Why various estimates of joblessness don't seem to add up.
COVID-19

Using coronavirus relief to pay down credit cards

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Aug 6, 2020
Credit card debt was down by $76 billion in the second quarter, the steepest decline in card balances since tracking started.

Music industry confronts calls to 'make things right' for Black artists

by Jasmine Garsd Aug 6, 2020
Labels have long been accused of racist, exploitative practices toward artists. Some now pledge to support social justice and diversify executive ranks.

Texas regulators want oil companies 'flaring' less gas

by Andy Uhler Aug 6, 2020
Burning excess natural gas can be less costly than figuring out a way to use it, but the practice spurs climate change and hurts air quality.

Want to understand the laws of supply and demand? Watch the dairy industry

by Justin Ho Aug 6, 2020
Milk prices have been volatile with the trade war and now the coronavirus pandemic, and dairy farmers are stretched thin.
My Economy

"If we can't get it let's create it:" tech entrepreneur Rameish Budhoo on creating the Black Nation app

by Alli Fam Aug 6, 2020
The Black Nation app started as a directory, and is now a social platform.

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Call It Home The Foreign Exchange
Go on Now James Brown
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Colours Hot Chip
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