Economy


Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
This Is How Joe Biden Plans to Remake the American Economy

Biden said his new $700 billion plan would rebuild the American economy, spur innovation, and create as many as five million new jobs in the United States.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Could Be Coming Back to Southwestern Pennsylvania. Here’s What We Know.

Increased viral transmission in southwestern Pennsylvania is largely responsible for a 37% jump in the rate of new infections statewide over the past four weeks, according to an AP analysis of data.

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Trump’s Failure to Reopen Safely Could Hurt Him on the Last Issue Voters Trust Him With: The Economy

There’s reason to believe Trump’s numbers on the economy may dip, however.

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Dropped to 13.1% in May

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate in April was 16.1%, the state's highest rate in over four decades of record-keeping.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Inside Joe Biden’s Ambitious Plan to Reopen the Economy

Biden’s plan would include federally-funded testing and PPE for all workers called back to their jobs, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19, and the creation of a contact tracing jobs program of at least 100,000 workers.

A cyclist pedals up a hill in Allentown, Pa., Friday, May 29, 2020. Allentown predicts a budget deficit of over $10 million, a number officials say could go higher if the economy doesn’t rebound quickly. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
‘We Need Help’: Small Cities Issue Plea for Federal Help

Pennsylvania cities and towns could see a 40% revenue shortfall — the most of any state, according to a League of Cities analysis.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.