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  1. the national interest
    Full Employment Is (Maybe) Possible AgainThe fiscal and monetary constraints that have shackled every Democratic president for more than half a century have broken.
  2. coronavirus stimulus
    New Jobs Report Bolsters Case for Biden’s StimulusWith 10 million Americans out of work and millions more underemployed, Democrats are right to err on the side of too much relief.
  3. wall street
    Backlash Spreads After Apps Crack Down on GameStop TradingLawmakers and Robinhood traders were united in their ire.
  4. stonks
    How Redditors Beat Hedge Funds at Their Own Game(Stop)Get rich or lol trying.
  5. stimulus checks
    $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are Poorly Targeted and That’s FineThis isn’t the best way to spend $460 billion more on relief. But it’s the only way of doing it that Donald Trump supports.
  6. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump May Have Accidentally Been a Transformational PresidentBy presiding over high deficits and low inflation, Trump may have ushered in the most profound shift in America’s fiscal-policy paradigm since Reagan.
  7. covid-19
    Families of Color Are Now Facing an Economic DisasterThe pandemic is making America’s existing racial inequalities worse.
  8. the economy
    GOP Admits That Handing Out Free Money Creates Jobs“By sending out checks, we’re putting money into the economy for people,” Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, “which will have the impact of creating jobs.”
  9. the economy
    The November Jobs Report Is a DisasterThe U.S. economy added about half as many jobs as expected last month, while permanent layoffs rose and the labor force shrunk.
  10. the economy
    Jobless Claims Rise Again As Virus SurgesA sign that economic recovery may be stalling out as the pandemic grips America again.
  11. the top line
    The Stock Market Loves the Idea of McConnell Blocking Biden’s PlansStocks are up huge on a day when it looks like we’ll have a Democratic president and GOP Senate.
  12. how was your week?
    1,613 New York Readers on Civic Participation and Early Voting in 2020“I have donated more money this election cycle than in my whole life combined.”
  13. the economy
    The Child-Care Crisis Could Erase 25 Years of Women’s ProgressIt could also cost the economy billions.
  14. the top line
    The Stock Market and the Tale of Two RecoveriesStocks have been falling as a new COVID wave hits. But there is also a lot of economic good news too.
  15. the top line
    The World’s Best BureaucratAs chairman of the Federal Reserve during the pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job.
  16. buyer’s market
    Leisure Travelers Will Miss Business TravelersTheir high fares make your low fares possible. And if their high fares don’t come back, yours will go up.
  17. how was your week?
    1,443 New York Readers on Their Plans for Election Night and the Holidays“This year it’s turkey pot pie for one.”
  18. the top line
    The Pandemic Has Men Shaving Less, But Not WomenProctor & Gamble sales — and beards — have grown during the pandemic.
  19. how was your week?
    1,667 New York Readers on the Barrett Hearings, Election Day, and Winter Life“I think democracy is dead and we are watching its funeral rites.”
  20. the top line
    Prime Day Highlights Why October Is the New NovemberThis year, with consumers bored at home and retailers wanting to spread out the shopping crowds, Black Friday has crept forward.
  21. how was your week?
    1,663 New York Readers on Trump, COVID, and Election Anxiety“Every day brings a fresh news nightmare that would’ve been unimaginable to 2014 me.”
  22. the economy
    What the Disappointing Final Pre-election Jobs Report Says About the EconomyThere is a clear message to Congress and the White House — a great many Americans need more aid, even if the overall economy is doing okay.
  23. inequality
    Study: Inequality Robs $2.5 Trillion From U.S. Workers Each YearIf America’s level of income inequality had remained constant since 1970, the median U.S. worker would now make $100,000 a year.
  24. the top line
    Why Airlines Are Getting Ready for Huge LayoffsThe layoff announcement from American is part warning and part threat.
  25. the top line
    Target Is Having a Pretty Good PandemicWhy big box retailers like Walmart and Target have done especially well under COVID.
  26. the economy
    America Is Drowning in Joblessness — and Swimming in CashThanks to the CARES Act, Americans have saved roughly $930 billion more in recent months than they were on pace to do before the pandemic.
  27. the top line
    Americans Are Shopping As Much As They Were Pre-PandemicThe nature of consumer spending is still far from normal, however, and without another stimulus, retail sales may start to contract again.
  28. the economy
    As Big Business Feasts on Cheap Credit, Small Firms StarveAnd Congress isn’t coming to the little guys’ rescue anytime soon.
  29. pandemic prescriptions
    The European Cities Using the Pandemic As a Cure for AirbnbWith tourism at a low ebb, Lisbon, Barcelona, and other cities are moving to bring balance back to their housing market.
  30. just asking questions
    A Historian of Economic Crisis on the World After COVID-19A leading expert on financial crises explains how the pandemic is upending economic orthodoxy and raising the stakes of the 2020 election.
  31. coronavirus stimulus
    Maybe Panicked Investors Will Save the COVID StimulusWall Street has priced in another round of coronavirus relief. If a deal falls through, plunging stock prices just may break the GOP’s resolve.
  32. the top line
    Coronavirus Has Changed How We Drink CoffeeWhat has been bad for Starbucks has been good for Folgers.
  33. the economy
    The U.S. Economy Just Shrank at a Record Pace (and That’s the Good News)In macroeconomic terms, last quarter was the worst in recorded history. In human terms, this one could be worse (at least if the GOP gets its way).
  34. real estate
    How Much Is COVID-19 Hurting NYC Real-Estate Values?The news for Gotham homeowners is not great — but also not catastrophic.
  35. the top line
    Why the Stock Market Is Soaring Even As the Economy FaltersHere, some good explanations for why stocks would appear to shrug off the very serious economic problems the virus has caused this summer.
  36. the top line
    The Economy Won’t Be Recovering Anytime SoonIndicators that recently looked promising are stalling once again.
  37. recession
    This Recession Is a Bigger Housing Crisis Than 2008Roughly 10 million Americans lost their homes to the foreclosure crisis. More than twice that number are at risk of eviction by October.
  38. the economy
    Congress Can’t Handle the Truth About the Coronavirus RecessionWith coronavirus cases surging, the U.S. economy has never been sicker, and Republicans are preparing to take it off life support.
  39. the economy
    ‘A Hate Crime Against Future Generations’Scott Galloway thinks the coronavirus bailout packages are little more than another wealth transfer to the rich.
  40. the top line
    The Good News and the Bad News in the Latest Jobs ReportThe economy added a record 4.8 million workers. But there are also some warning signs.
  41. the top line
    Another Good Sign on the Economic Recovery — and a WarningThings are still looking up, but coronavirus surges and government inaction could change that.
  42. coronavirus stimulus
    The IRS Sent $1.4 Billion in Stimulus Checks to Dead People. That’s Good.The alternative was delaying the delivery of financial aid to the needy. And anyhow, what’s wrong with giving the bereaved a little gift?
  43. the economy
    The ‘V-Shaped’ Recovery Has Died of CoronavirusA swift rebound from the pandemic was always unlikely. But COVID-19’s resurgence has now rendered one impossible.
  44. coronavirus
    Why 2020’s Economic Calamity Probably Won’t Be As Bad As 2008’sThe unemployment numbers may look grim, but there are key differences between what’s happening now and the last meltdown.
  45. recession
    Send Money to the States AlreadyBy withholding fiscal aid to states ravaged by the coronavirus, congressional Republicans are driving us toward a depression.
  46. the economy
    Coronavirus Is Killing Our Economy Because It Was Already SickWe built an economy around the whims of the few rather than the needs of the many. That’s bad for growth in normal times, and worse in a pandemic.
  47. black lives matter
    Corporate America Loves Increasing Racial InequalityYou can support racial justice or economic policies that increase racial inequality — but not both.
  48. the top line
    Air Travel Is Coming Back‚ But a Full Recovery Is Far OffExpect a smaller airline sector for years to come.
  49. the top line
    The Strange Case of Hertz’s BankruptcyWhat the mysteriously high stock price of the distressed rental-car company might tell us about market dynamics right now.
  50. markets
    White House: Stocks Are Plunging Because Jerome Powell Doesn’t SmileMultiple Trump advisers have blamed the markets’ jitters on the Fed chair’s poor “bedside manner.”
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