Infrastructure adds to gross domestic product, but interest rates can take away from it.
The decision to reduce overseas aid during the nation's economic contraction has provoked outrage, but it has also drawn support .
The list includes dwindling trust funds for Social Security and Medicare and potential bubbles in the housing and stock markets.
OECD chief economist Laurence Boone says governments must double down on providing support to avoid "scarring effects."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has received more than 10,000 COVID-related complaints.
The last time the deficit was this high, as a percentage of the total economy, was 1946.
The speed at which governments are having to decide which companies to offer assistance to has echoes of the 2008 financial crisis.
The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to end the shutdown. And to do it, they'll need to reach across the aisle.
Politicians have been pretty quiet lately about the $800 billion budget deficit. That's about to change.
Balancing the federal budget is a bigger deal for politicians than economists.