Two pandemic programs briefly expired. It could have meant billions in lost relief for one week — but it didn't.
The 2008 recession hit more broadly, and retailers were stuck with a lot of inventory. This time, retailers had time to plan.
When they're ready to start hiring, businesses have to consider costs and legal issues.
COVID-19 is surging, layoffs are rising, consumers are hunkering down. Not a great place to be heading into 2021.
As central bankers around the world meet to close out the year, some face stronger economic headwinds than others.
They're trying to make a profit selling less stuff, but holding the line on prices.
And there's no additional stimulus relief aid is in sight.
The only thing really left is for Congress and a president to pass more stimulus.