Rachel Martin talks with economist William Spriggs about the rise in poverty levels, especially among minority communities in the U.S., due to the lack of new coronavirus stimulus.
In 2016, support for Donald Trump surged in northeast Ohio. But the 2019 closure of General Motors' plant in Lordstown may have changed residents' views.
As pressure mounts for a longer lifeline than the government's emergency benefits, some lawmakers and advocates are pushing to make broader state stipends a priority.
Eight out of every nine American workers don't have a union to represent them in workplace disputes. A nonprofit website is helping push for better wages and working conditions amid the pandemic.
Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.
The Federal Reserve launched a massive program to lend to small and midsize businesses. It has hardly loaned out anything.
Stanford's Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson are honored for their "inventions of new auction formats." Auctions are now used to price Internet ads, wholesale electricity and fishing permits.
The $1.1 million prize goes to Stanford professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for advancing knowledge of how buyers and sellers behave.
Since the pandemic began, many American billionaires have gotten even richer despite one of the country's worst recessions. NPR explores the reasons why and the implications for the future.
With tens of thousands already out of work, travel industry groups warn another 1.3 million jobs could be lost if Congress and the White House fail to reach agreement on coronavirus relief soon.
Stocks reversed Tuesday's losses amid word that the Trump administration was considering stand-alone bills to aid airlines and small businesses. The president had called off talks on a relief bill.
But a top aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted that she spoke to the treasury secretary Wednesday about a standalone measure to help airlines. A previous attempt to do this failed amid GOP opposition.
Stock prices dropped sharply Tuesday after President Trump called on his representatives to stop negotiating with Democrats on another coronavirus stimulus package until after the November election.
President Trump tweeted that he told to end any negotiations over another pandemic relief bill, saying he wanted to wait until after the election. Both sides were still far apart on a deal.
Powell renews his call for congressional action on the economy, but President Trump tells his representatives to stop negotiating on new relief until after the election.