China's economy rebounds from COVID-19, growing 3.2% in the second quarter

That makes it the first major economy to rebound since COVID-19 hit.
For comparison, China's economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020.
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CBO says COVID-19 recovery for the U.S. economy will take about 10 years

Jun 2, 2020
The agency projects the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the U.S. almost $8 trillion in lost economic output this decade.
Until there’s a coronavirus vaccine, some amount of social distancing will likely be with us for the foreseeable future, and that will slow the recovery.
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Former Trump adviser Gary Cohn on moving from COVID-19 rapid response to "sustainable recovery"

May 27, 2020
"It's not as simple as telling everyone to go back to work," Cohn says, but that will be "the key to an economic recovery."
The former director of the National Economic Council on unemployment insurance, tax holidays and employer liability.
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When watching for the recovery, continuing jobless claims are key

May 21, 2020
The difference between initial jobless claims and overall continuing claims is an important one.
A sign at a gas station tells customers it is closed. Unemployment has reached alarming levels in the United States.
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Economic recovery "may take some time to gain momentum," Fed Chair says

It may take until the end of 2021 for the economy to recover, Jerome Powell said Sunday.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell says there's "really no limit" to what the central bank can do with lending programs.
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Shooting survivors describe their long-term recovery

Feb 19, 2018
Even years after an event, the trauma lingers.
Barb Whitfield (R) and her grandson Wanya Whitfield, 15, visit at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. 
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What recovery looks like for a small, historic Puerto Rico town

San German's lights are mostly on, but the city's mayor says bureaucracy is slowing down progress.
A view of Porta Coeli in San German, Puerto Rico.
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