The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started in mid-March.
The Treasury Department says the U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year.
The uptick was about twice what economists expected. But inflation remains in check: Consumer prices are up just 1% over the past year.
Trump's efforts to partially restore the sweetened jobless benefits, which expired at the end of July, hinges on cash-strapped states being able to adapt a new unemployment system and fund one-fourth of the aid.
The iconic summer job for high school and college students has been on the wane for nearly 20 years. But the pandemic is squeezing even more young people out of the workforce.
The fate of a second stimulus check was thrown into uncertainty last week when White House officials and Democratic leaders missed a self-imposed deadline to cut a deal on another round of emergency coronavirus aid.
Amazon, celebrating the boom in e-commerce, is in discussions with Simon Property Group, the largest U.S. mall owner by number of malls with 204 properties, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
President Trump signed four executive orders Saturday aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus.
Trump administration negotiators are heading back to the Capitol for last-ditch talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money.
U.S. Postal Service officials warned that the agency could lose more than $20 billion over two years.
The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.
The City of Milwaukee has cracked down on an illegal rooming house on the city's south side. It's residents, unaware of building violations, were evicted -- some of whom had nowhere to go.
The IRS will begin rectifying economic impact payment amounts for individuals who may not have received all that they were eligible for – and households can expect to receive the extra cash within the coming weeks.
After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is coming to bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.
Around the country, across industries and occupations, millions of Americans thrown out of work because of the coronavirus are straining to afford the basics now that an extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits has expired.
Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.
A Consumer Reports analysis shows why the taxing of electric vehicles could create new problems for people looking to buy a clean, efficient car.
The latest negotiating session on a coronavirus relief bill has wrapped with modest concessions being made by both sides.
With air travel on a downward flight path these days, it’s time to decide what to do with airline and travel credit cards.
Housing advocates fear that they could see a wave of evictions in the coming months, as states end moratoriums put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.