AP Economics Writer
More from Christopher Rugaber
7 Actions Manufacturers Need to Take Now
This new industry playbook gives you the seven actions manufacturers need to take to move their companies in the right direction.
Apr 5th, 2021
Biden Directive Expands Jobless Aid to More Unemployed
The program would cover Americans who turned down job offers over inadequate virus measures.
Feb 26th, 2021
Unemployment Claims Fall to 779,000, but Job Cuts Grind On
Hiring has weakened for six straight months.
Feb 4th, 2021
Damaged Economy, but Signs of Hope Emerging
The U.S. has some 10 million fewer jobs than a year ago, and as many as one in 6 small businesses has shut down.
Jan 22nd, 2021
US Unemployment Claims Slip to Still-High 787,000
Many employers are still cutting jobs as the pandemic tightens business restrictions and leads consumers to stay home.
Jan 7th, 2021
Biden Names Economic Team as Pandemic Threatens Workers
All are outspoken supporters of more government stimulus spending to boost growth.
Dec 1st, 2020
Another Daunting Crisis Awaits Yellen at Treasury
Janet Yellen served on the Federal Reserve's policymaking committee during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Nov 24th, 2020
Controversial Fed Nominee Stalls in Senate
Judy Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and was opposed by two GOP senators.
Nov 19th, 2020
Senate Set to Vote on Controversial Fed Pick
Economists and former Fed officials have criticized her past positions, including her support of the gold standard.
Nov 13th, 2020
Hiring Holds, but Signs of Caution as Virus Worsens
The nation still has 10.1 million fewer jobs than it did before the viral outbreak intensified in March.
Nov 9th, 2020
Fed Expands Main Street Program to Smaller Firms
The Federal Reserve will support loans of as low as $100,000, down from an earlier minimum of $250,000.
Nov 2nd, 2020
Fed Chairman: Lack of Further Stimulus Imperils Recovery
Jerome Powell noted the recovery slowed in recent months compared with rapid improvement in May and June.
Oct 7th, 2020