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Biden is struggling in Nevada. His economic messaging in the key swing state will be one of the biggest tests of his 2024 campaign.

President Biden will have to work hard to address some of the top concerns of Nevada voters: inflat…

John L. Dorman   


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Millennials said in a survey they needed $525,000 a year to be happy. Here's what a Nobel prize winner's research says about money and happiness.

If money can really buy happiness, a study found a positive link up to at least $500,000. Here's wh…

Ayelet Sheffey   


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The coronavirus recession is almost over, Wall Street strategists say

New coronavirus variants don't pose a significant threat to the US and the pandemic can "effectivel…

Ben Winck   


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US retail sales climb the most since June as stimulus boost ends losing streak

The reading beat the median economist estimate of 1% growth and snapped a 3-month streak of contrac…

Ben Winck   


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Janet Yellen isn't likely to immediately revive the Fed's expired relief programs, report says

Five lending facilities expired at the end of last year after the Treasury called on the Fed to ret…

Ben Winck   


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US economy adds 379,000 payrolls in February, smashing forecasts as virus cases tumble

Friday's blowout jobs report showed the US added nearly double the payrolls expected by economists …

Ben Winck   


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Bank of America lifts its forecast for US economic growth on hopes for sweeping Biden-backed stimulus

The bank's economists expect stronger consumer spending to boost US GDP by 4% in the first quarter …

Ben Winck   


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US economy misses forecasts, adds 49,000 payrolls in January as daily virus cases peak

The Friday report marked a rebound from December, when the US labor market snapped a seven-month st…

Ben Winck   


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US consumer comfort tumbles to lowest point since July as COVID-19 surge cuts further into recovery optimism

A gauge tracking Americans' views of their finances slid to 55.9 from 58.1, its lowest since late M…

Ben Winck   


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How the pandemic upended the US job market in 2020, leaving permanent scars in its wake

Just over half of the 22 million US jobs lost during the pandemic have been regained, but lasting s…

Ben Winck,Juliana Kaplan   


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US small-business optimism tumbles to 7-month low as COVID-19 restrictions curb activity

Small businesses were hit by the double whammy of Trump's election loss and the increasingly dire p…

Ben Winck   


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US consumer spending leaps as late-December stimulus hits households, Bank of America says

Credit- and debit-card spending gained overall but was considerably higher for those earning less a…

Ben Winck   


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The US is leaving economic growth on the table by failing to close gender gaps in pay and hiring, Moody's says

Labor-force participation among women aged 24 to 54 plummeted during the pandemic and has since set…

Ben Winck   


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The most effective stimulus bill will boost unemployment benefits and PPP in order to drive economic growth, JPMorgan says

PPP loans were fairly ineffective earlier in the year, but vaccine rollouts can transform the progr…

Ben Winck   


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The stimulus-plan compromise backed by top Democrats scraps a fresh wave of $1,200 direct payments that economists want

A group of 127 economists said in a late-November letter that the absence of new payments could pro…

Ben Winck,Joseph Zeballos-Roig   


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US retail sales rose less than expected in October as the economic recovery slowed

The reading marks a sixth straight monthly improvement, although its still a sizable drop from Sept…

Ben Winck   


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One alarming chart shows virus cases spiked soon after initial stimulus efforts were exhausted

Key elements of the CARES Act expired in July, just as US virus cases surged and the pace of econom…

Ben Winck   


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Wall Street is beginning to say stimulus probably won't spark dangerous inflation

Joe Biden's stimulus will likely lift inflation, but a larger increase is likely needed to hit the …

Ben Winck,Nick Lichtenberg   


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Inadequate stimulus will create the same risks that crippled the economic recovery following the Great Recession, experts say

Budget shortfalls threaten additional job cuts, gutted social programs, and can cripple states' abi…

Ben Winck,Joseph Zeballos-Roig   


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4 jarring signals that show the US economic recovery is weakening

Several cities have reinstated lockdown measures to curb the coronavirus's spread. Yet the restrict…

Ben Winck