Economy & Policy
One thing about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is already clear: It has dramatically changed societies and economies the world over. Many changes will outlive the pandemic, though to what extent depends on the eventual duration and toll it takes. Which ones will impact your life the most?
In March 2020, the United States’ longest economic expansion in modern history ran into the buzzsaw of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing an unprecedented spike in jobless claims. But the vast majority of workers are eligible for state unemployment benefits. Follow these steps to apply.
Dow Jones Industrial Average, also commonly called the Dow or DJIA, is a market index designed to give a real-time view of the state of the market at a glance. Learn what the Dow Jones Industrial Average is and how you can use it as an investor.
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic spurred lawmakers to complete another stimulus package in early 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a third round of direct payments to Americans — the biggest stimulus checks yet. Learn who is eligible and how to get it.
We accept the fact that things get more expensive over time because of inflation, but that’s not always the case. Although rare, certain economic conditions give rise to negative inflation, popularly known as deflation. Learn what deflation is, what causes it, and its effects on the economy.