April 13, 2021

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives […]
April 13, 2021

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. […]
April 13, 2021

Consumer prices jumped. Should you worry? That's sparking a heated debate

Consumer prices jumped in March, marking a return of inflation, but the Federal Reserve insists any uptick will be temporary. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Prices for […]
April 11, 2021

This top Biden economist has a plan: Create jobs, address inequality, ignore trolls

As the first Black woman to ever serve as chief economist at the Labor Department, Janelle Jones is one of the Biden administration officials facing […]
April 11, 2021

South Korean electric vehicle battery makers reach $1.8B deal to end trade dispute

A driver uses a fast-charging station for electric vehicles at John F. Kennedy airport on April 2. As part of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure […]
April 11, 2021

Timberwolves, Lynx owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy teams

Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA franchise […]
April 10, 2021

Heinz promises to catch up to demand amid ketchup packet shortage

Heinz, the country’s largest ketchup supplier, promised to up ketchup production by 25 percent to make up for the shortage. Smith Collection | Gado via […]
April 10, 2021

The lure of online gambling during the pandemic 

During the pandemic, the number of people accessing online gambling platforms has surged.  Brick-and-mortar casinos were closed for a time and people stuck at home […]
April 9, 2021

Zoom burnout is real: How to escape the rut

Working from home can be monotonous and draining. If we make room for things that bring us joy again, we might actually start feeling more […]
April 9, 2021

Boeing warns of possible electrical issue, and airlines ground some 737 MAX planes

Boeing said Friday that some of its 737 MAX planes may have an electrical problem, leading airlines to ground dozens of the jets. An American […]