It may take years for much of the world to match the U.S. and China, where bigger vaccine rollouts have sped up economic recovery.
As the pandemic retreats, Americans who can afford to spend on things they've been deprived of may start spending.
Looking past the pandemic, comfort and color may be on the horizon.
Quentin Messer Jr., head of the New Orleans Business Alliance, says the city's spirit is alive, but there's a sense of loss too.
Moms with straight As in high school get similar leadership opportunities as dads who got failing grades
A new study provides more evidence that mothers are particularly penalized in the workplace.
Further investment in fossil fuels, even for a pandemic recovery, could have devastating human costs, the study says.
Even if the numbers return to where they once were, the economy is probably going to look very different.
Employers added 245,000 jobs, many fewer than the previous month. The economy is still down nearly 10 million jobs since February.
Orders for big-ticket items are a rare economic bright spot. But many businesses that rely on in-person customers are hurting.