What we've learned so far about where the economy is headed

May 22, 2020
It’s been eight weeks since the CARES Act became law. Will the economic crisis it was meant to combat get as bad as the Great Depression?
There's still a lot that we don't know about how economic recovery will play out.
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How the COVID-19 economy is changing Americans' spending habits

Post-lockdown spending sprees are looking a lot less likely.
Americans won't be racing out to spend money as lockdown restrictions ease, early indicators suggest.
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How one unemployed bartender is making ends meet

May 4, 2020
A government stimulus check, unemployment benefits and helpful roommates are keeping Neil Cairns afloat — for now.
Bartender Neil Cairns in Portland, Oregon, hasn't been able to work since mid-March.
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How economists are keeping up in the fast-paced COVID-19 recession

Apr 23, 2020
Quarterly and monthly data, like GDP and the unemployment rate, don't really give us a picture of what is happening today.
Economists are using real-time data in the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.
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