Economy


FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf adjusts his face mask to protect against COVID-19 during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Gov. Wolf Seeks Big Increase in School Funding, Tax Increase

Gov. Tom Wolf will propose a sweeping new plan to dramatically boost funding for public schools, to be supported by an increase in the state's personal income tax rate.

Janet Yellen raising her right hand during swearing in ceremony
Yellen to Focus on ‘Helping Families Keep a Roof Over Their Head’ as New Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen received bipartisan support in her historic appointment as secretary of the Treasury Tuesday. She’s aiming her first big policies at alleviating the economic suffering of women, who saw major losses in the pandemic’s unemployment crisis.

US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. - President-elect Joe (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
‘We Have to Act’: Biden Announces $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

President-elect outlines how he wants to get the American economy back on track with direct aid to individuals and small businesses, funding for vaccinations, and a large investment in infrastructure.

Women—and particularly women of color—have borne the brunt of the economic disaster that has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)
As New Unemployment Numbers Near 1 Million, Biden to Press for Massive Stimulus Plan

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening drastically across the United States, pushing jobless numbers to highs unseen since last summer.

Black woman working at grocery store; Black and Latina women hit hard by job loss
Data from December’s Job Losses Show Black and Latina Women Were Impacted the Most

Women of color, for whom economic recovery is a more difficult task, continue to be hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic downturn.

graffiti on McConnell's door saying Where's My Money while Americans wait for stimulus checks
Some Americans Who Used Online Tax Filing Services May Have To Wait To Get Their $600 Stimulus Check

The IRS sent millions of much-anticipated stimulus relief checks to closed accounts with no known plan to get funds to taxpayers soon.

unemployment fraud graphic
How Fraudsters Are Ripping Off Unemployed Americans — Even During a Pandemic

Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.