New claims for state unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained high, showcasing the economic challenges facing President Biden.
At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen warned that without more federal help, the recession would last longer and be more painful than necessary.
China's is likely the only major economy to have expanded in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world.
President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to address the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.
It takes time after vaccination for immunity to the virus to build up, and no vaccine is 100% effective. Plus, scientists don't yet know if the vaccine stops viral spread. Here's what's known so far.
A coronavirus surge is overwhelming hospitals, leading doctors to tell families to care for sick loved ones at home instead. Health workers fear New Year's parties could have led to further spikes.
From France to Germany to The Netherlands, citizens are venting frustration over the pace of the mass vaccination program.
CNN's chief medical correspondent says it's never too late to develop new brain pathways. Even small changes, like switching up the hand you use to hold your fork, can help optimize brain health.
For many people this year, navigating grief from personal losses, like breakups and miscarriages, amid the drama of the pandemic has felt ... awkward. Here, stories of coping amid collective grief.
One of my patients in this devastating year stands out — a veteran who'd survived PTSD, cancer and family estrangement. Assisted living raised his COVID-19 risk, but also brought him community.
Israel aims to vaccinate 25% of its citizens by end of January but the country has not provided any to the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza, which are scrambling for shots.
The coronavirus, the rescue of an abused elephant, harassment of Black diplomats and the hunt for Nazi-looted instruments are some of the subjects of the year's most popular NPR international stories.
Republican Luke Letlow, 41, who was elected earlier this month to represent the northeastern 5th District, died Tuesday from complications from the disease.
U.S. tourists aren't welcome in most countries because of the surging coronavirus. But Mexico lets them in, with no quarantine or test requirements.
All year, cleaning products have been flying off the shelves — now, they're flying straight into Christmas stockings and wrapping paper.