Our lost GDP year

Jul 29, 2021
U.S. GDP grew 6.5% from April through June, less than many economists expected. However, it’s caught up to pre-pandemic levels.
Many businesses were still closed at Union Station in Washington, D.C., in May. GDP grew 6.5% in the spring quarter, rebounding after the pandemic lockdown.
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U.S. economy rebounded to grow at record 33% annual rate last quarter

Oct 29, 2020
Yet the recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s remains far from complete.
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Are we almost through the worst of the COVID-19 economic decline?

The National Association for Business Economics predicts our economy could be growing once again by the third quarter.
Overhanging any forecast is the risk that a second wave of the coronavirus could threaten the economy once again.
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U.S. economy shrank at 4.8% rate in first quarter

Apr 29, 2020
It's the sharpest fall since the deepest depths of the Great Recession.
GDP posted a quarterly drop for the first time in six years.
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This economic expansion's longer than the one in the 1990s. What's changed since then?

Jul 1, 2019
Growth is slower this time, and the rich are accruing more of the gains.
A man walks by the New York Stock Exchange.
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Americans are having fewer babies, and it might have to do with the economy

Jan 22, 2019
Since the Great Recession hit in late 2007, fertility rates have been declining in the United States. A recent CDC study helps make the link between fertility and the economy.
"We know there's a link between the economy and fertility," says Gretchen Livingston of the Pew Research Center. "But at the same time you know by many measures the economy has recovered and fertility has not."
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The TPP's economic impact

May 19, 2016
The numbers are big. But also small. We explain.
Thousands of truck-sized 30-ton shipping containers are stacked aboard the Hanjin Oslo freighter in the Port of Los Angeles in 2002.
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For public good, not for profit.

Fewer homeowners are now 'underwater'

Mar 17, 2015
About 10 percent of homeowners now owe more than their house is worth, boosting mobility for jobs and reviving retirement areas.

IMF chief wants U.S. to raise the minimum wage

Jun 16, 2014
Lagarde said more policy changes would lead to "medium-term fiscal growth."