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U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits : NPR

[ad_1] Ordinarily when people lose their job, they spend less money. But something unusual happened this spring, when tens of millions of people were suddenly thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic. At first, their spending did go down, just as you would expect. But it quickly rebounded, once people started to receive unemployment … Read more U.S. Economy On High Alert Over Shaky Future of Extra Jobless Benefits : NPR

Germany’s Economy Contracted A Record 10.1% In 2nd Quarter : NPR

[ad_1] The buildings of the banking district are seen in Frankfurt, Germany. Government statistics show the economy contracted by 10.1% in the second quarter of this year. Michael Probst/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Probst/AP The buildings of the banking district are seen in Frankfurt, Germany. Government statistics show the economy contracted by 10.1% in … Read more Germany’s Economy Contracted A Record 10.1% In 2nd Quarter : NPR

Gov. Hogan On The Coronavirus Cases In Maryland And The State’s Economy : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan about how the coronavirus has affected his state’s economy and how he’s planning to approach budget shortfalls at the start of a new fiscal year. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Congress is locked right now in fierce negotiations over a fifth rescue package. Enhanced unemployment benefits are … Read more Gov. Hogan On The Coronavirus Cases In Maryland And The State’s Economy : NPR