Inflation isn't just about higher prices

Mar 30, 2021
There’s how the government looks at inflation, and then there’s what inflation feels like for you and me.
Gas prices are a key statistic when it comes to inflation, especially for people who do a lot of driving.
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In 2 decisions, CDC signals the pandemic still has months to go

Mar 29, 2021
The eviction moratorium remains in place until summer, and cruise ships won't sail from U.S. ports until at least late November.
“Please hold on a little while longer," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, urging Americans to maintain coronavirus safety precautions.
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When will there be enough herd immunity to return to the workplace?

Mar 23, 2021
For COVID-19, predictions of what it will take to reach herd immunity vary wildly, and it's more complicated than one magic number.
Don't count on herd immunity to eliminate workplace COVID-19 precautions just yet.
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Texas is reopening. Are business owners ready?

Mar 3, 2021
Some Texans are ready for business as usual. Others will enforce their own mandates.
Following Gov. Abbott's termination of restrictions, factors like safety and money will influence whether businesses drop them too.
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Bars struggle amid suspicion and closures during pandemic

Oct 1, 2020
Social places by nature, bars have faced tighter restrictions than many other businesses, and are suffering the consequences.
A group of people takes shots before they watch the first presidential debate at a sports bar on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C.
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A shopping mall embraces a different normal

Sep 3, 2020
After closing for a month, the Butte Plaza Mall sees an increase in foot traffic and acceptance of new rules.
Shoppers at a mall in Costa Mesa, California. Many retail locations are reopening with reduced capacity and new safety rules.
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Is the economy in a V-shaped recovery?

Aug 26, 2020
Strong sales of big-ticket items like cars and business machinery are a positive sign, but they're just one part of a much bigger equation.
A car salesman talks to customers at a New York dealership in June. Durable goods orders rose in July, led by a surge in demand for cars.
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The reopening recovery is stalling

Jul 14, 2020
The economy was showing signs of life as businesses reopened. Then coronavirus cases started to rise.
A flower shop owner picks up supplies at the Los Angeles Flower Market soon after its reopening in May.
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Restaurants face closings as business slows and rents go unpaid

Jul 14, 2020
Eighty percent of restaurants in New York City didn't pay full rent in June. The businesses historically have little if any reserves, one expert says.
A man waits for his lunch order at a nearly empty restaurant at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles in June.
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Restaurants, bars put the brakes on reopening, just as jobs started coming back

Jul 9, 2020
More than 30% of June's job gains came from bars and restaurants.
Restaurants and bars in states where COVID-19 is spiking have run up against new rules to once again cut capacity or certain services.
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