Economy
Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens
May 30, 2020

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens
May 30, 2020

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens
May 29, 2020

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation

U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook
May 29, 2020

U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama
May 29, 2020

Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama

Sparsely populated Lowndes County has the sad distinction of having both Alabama's highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate

Powell: Fed to soon begin 'challenging' Main Street lending
May 29, 2020

Powell: Fed to soon begin 'challenging' Main Street lending

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged that the Fed faces a major challenge with the launch in the coming days of a program through which the Fed will lend directly to private companies for the first time since the Great Depression

Questions on reopening New York's economy baffle businesses
May 29, 2020

Questions on reopening New York's economy baffle businesses

Some upstate New York business owners who made plans to reopen Friday remain closed amid last-minute confusion over whether their region indeed has the OK to move forward

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus
May 29, 2020

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise
May 29, 2020

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers

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