Economy


President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
3 Things You Should Know About Trump’s Taxes

The president only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. But that's only one element of what the documents reveal.

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Trump Promises to Invest in Black Small Business Owners—His Record Suggests Otherwise

Black business owners were far less likely to get assistance from the Trump administration's Paycheck Protection Program in the aftermath of the coronavirus shutdown.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

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We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic

To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.

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This Worker Got Laid Off Twice Since the Economic Crisis Began. Here’s How He’s Surviving.

“The only thing keeping me from losing my apartment is that I applied and received two months of rent from the Allegheny County Housing Authority."

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del.
Parents Would Get an Extra $300 a Month Under Biden’s Pandemic Plan

The new plan from Joe Biden builds on what House Democrats passed back in May.

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Could a Minimum Income Help Diminish Poverty? Pittsburgh Mayor and Others Want to Find Out

In Pittsburgh, Mayor William Peduto is launching a program later this year to give $500 a month to 200 families. Half of that money would go to families headed by Black women.