Why the economic recovery looks different for women of color

Jan 13, 2022
“There are going to be lingering scarring effects,” economist Michelle Holder said.
Due to Black women being overrepresented in jobs that were slammed by the pandemic, they will suffer deep economic scars, says economist Michelle Holder.
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How do Americans feel about the economy? Not very hopeful, poll finds.

Rising prices for staples like food and gas was a key worry for respondents, along with concerns about COVID and political power.
Rising prices for things like food and gas were key worries mentioned by poll respondents.

The economic legacy of the Jan. 6 insurrection is "intertwined" with the pandemic

Jan 6, 2022
“So much is good about the recovery,” said Wendy Edelberg of the Brookings Institution. Yet “we’re still in the midst of chaos.”
Protesters loyal to Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. The nation's political instability, said Wendy Edelberg of Brookings, "makes me nervous for the year ahead."
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The economy is in good shape. Why are people feeling down about it?

Jan 6, 2022
Several indicators suggest that the economy is humming along. But recent surveys show, a growing number of people feel exactly the opposite.
Though inflation is hampering consumers' views of the economy, people often overestimate how high inflation really is.
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The U.S. economy tries to find its happy place

Jan 5, 2022
IHS Markit's Purchasing Managers' Indexes for services and manufacturing are a mixed bag.
The December Purchasing Managers' Indexes indicate that supply chain issues may be easing, in manufacturing more than services. Above, a freight train moves goods in New Mexico.
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Biden administration squeaks open door to tariff exemptions

Oct 11, 2021
Some companies that won exemptions from levies on Chinese goods in the past will be able to apply for relief again.
President Joe Biden at the White House. The administration is reopening the application process for companies seeking to avoid paying tariffs on certain goods imported from China.
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What's been the spark behind all the recent strikes and attempts to unionize?

Oct 7, 2021
In addition to cereal maker Kellogg's, there have also been strikes and union efforts at Amazon and within Hollywood.
Boxes of Kellogg's cereals including Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies and Raisin Bran are seen at a store in Arlington, Virginia. Kellogg's factory workers are on strike this week. They're demanding better working conditions, benefits and protesting the outsourcing of jobs. 
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U.S. will press China to stick to its trade agreement

Oct 4, 2021
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai did not offer new strategies but a more pragmatic approach.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlined the importance of building U.S. competitiveness while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Above, a woman adjusts the Chinese flag at Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guest House in 2014.
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What will happen if the U.S. blows through the debt limit?

Sep 27, 2021
The economy would be in uncharted — and dangerous — territory.
Clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol as senators complete the last votes of the week on Sept. 23.
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Fed's optimism about economy is balanced by delta variant and slow job growth

Sep 23, 2021
But the Federal Reserve's biggest worry may be Congress opting not to raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaulting.
A closed retail store on a Manhattan street in July 2019. Though economists are tentatively optimistic, threats of supply chain problems, labor shortages, COVID-19 and inflation still remain.
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