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Small Businesses Have Surged in Black Communities. Was It the Stimulus?

Over the last year, multiple stimulus measures from the federal government have helped families buy groceries, pay rent and build a financial cushion. This...

‘We Always Rise.’ A Black-Owned Bookstore Navigates the Pandemic

By summer, he closed off half the store and planned an expansion. Sawdust mixed with incense as he knocked down walls, raised the ceiling,...

Mark Levitan, Who Measured the True Face of Poverty, Dies at 73

Mark Levitan, who was instrumental in providing New York City officials with a more realistic measure of poverty, and in persuading the federal government...

Is It Time to Panic About Inflation? Ask These 5 Questions First.

Typically, these relative price changes are not a problem of macroeconomics — something best solved by the Federal Reserve (by raising interest rates) or...

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma join states cutting off pandemic unemployment benefits.

Texas, Indiana and Oklahoma this week joined the growing number of states that are withdrawing from federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits.Supported by Republican governors and...

Inflation Fears Abound as Gas and Lumber Shortages Bite. Should the Fed Worry?

Turn on the news, scroll through Facebook, or listen to a White House briefing these days and there’s a good chance you’ll catch the...

Consumer Spending Flattens After March Jump, a Sign of a Rocky Recovery

The pandemic substantially reshaped consumer behavior. Grocery store spending surged during the pandemic while restaurant revenue dropped. Apparel sales plunged as Americans canceled events,...

Looking for Bipartisan Accord? Just Ask About Big Business.

But in recent years, that compact has begun to fracture. Democrats, pushed by progressive activists, have shifted further to the left on a wide...

Amid Economic Turmoil, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

Administration officials express confidence that recent price surges in used cars, airfare and other sectors of the economy will prove temporary, and that job...

U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it was asking Mexico to review whether labor violations had occurred at a General Motors...

I.P.A. Signing Bonuses and Free Subs: Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is struggling to hire manufacturing workers for its beer factory and staff members for its restaurants...

Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley

By Mary Beth Meehan and Fred TurnerMary Beth Meehan is an independent photographer and writer. Fred Turner is a professor of communication at Stanford...

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