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The Most Innovative Economies In The World
Cancer research, meat alternatives, and smart home technologies are among the major developments of our time.
Debt Servicing Burden Of U.S. Households
Going into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. households cost of servicing debt and other financial obligations has been trending at historical lows.
Continued Gradual Improvement In Consumer Expectations In June 2020
While consumers overall remain less optimistic about earnings growth, income growth, and job finding expectations compared to the pre-COVID-19 environment, some indicators showed considerable improvements in June.
Municipal Debt Markets And The COVID-19 Pandemic
In March, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the market for municipal securities was severely stressed: mutual fund redemptions sparked unprecedented selling of municipal securities, yields increased sharply and issuance dried up.
Supply Versus Demand: Unemployment And Inflation In The COVID-19 Recession
COVID-19 is an unusual combination of supply and demand shocks. These shocks propagate through supply chains, causing different sectors to become demand-constrained or supply-constrained.
Seven In 10 Firms Sought Financial Help During The COVID-19 Crisis
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a shockingly large and swift impact on the U.S. economy since mid-March.
Annual Real GDP Will Be 3.4% Lower Than Projected In January Due To Coronavirus
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has brought about widespread economic disruption.
June 2020 Job Cuts Over 1,200,000 - Highest On Record
Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers hit 1,238,364 in the second quarter, the highest quarterly total on record.
The World As A Giant Lego Tower
Over the history of the Lego company, more than 600 billion plastic bricks have been produced, which means about a hundred bricks for every living person on Earth.
May 2020 Headline New Home Sales Remain Strong
The headlines say new home sales improved month-over-month. Overall sales-to-date in 2020 remains better than any other year since 2007.
What Does The Future Hold For College Students Graduating During The COVID Recession?
New college grads are entering the job market during a confirmed recession, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, as the unemployment rate for the nation hit 13.3% in May.
The Macroeconomics Of Degrowth
Can planned economic contraction be stable?
COVID-19 And Women's UnEmployment
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly rearranging the U.S. labor market. The most current data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly surveys, which record job losses through early April, indicate that women have been disproportionately affected.
May 2020 Small Business Optimism Rebounds From April, Earnings Trends Decline
The Small Business Optimism Index increased 4.5 points in May to 94.4, a strong improvement from April's 90.9 reading. Eight of the 10 Index components improved in May and two declined.
May 2020 Chemical Activity Barometer Again Declines And Consistent With A Recession
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell 5.4 percent in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 5.4 percent decline in April.
The US-China Trade-Tech War Escalates
On Friday, May 15, Trump launched his strongest attack yet against China's tech industry, as his Commerce Department declared that non-U.S. companies using U.S. technology to supply Huawei must get a license for that technology to do so.
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