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This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Baby Please Don’t Go American women had babies at record-low rates last year and pushed U.S. births down to their smallest total in 35 years. About 3.75 million babies were... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-20
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. We Really Don’t Know Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy could take more than a year to recover from the coronavirus-induced shock. “The economy will recover. It... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-18
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Survey Says U.S. unemployment is expected to hit 17% in June and gross domestic product will contract at an annual rate of 32% in the second quarter, according to a... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-14
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. U.S. consumer prices are falling, U.K. GDP is contracting, budget deficits are skyrocketing and yet there are signs we may be hitting bottom. Jeff Sparshott here with the latest on... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-13
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. V-Shaped Recovery Unlikely China’s factory-gate prices in April fell by the steepest margin in four years. Manufacturers have struggled with deflationary pressures from the coronavirus pandemic, which has crimped demand... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-12
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Coronavirus Hits Industrial Economy Factory furloughs across the U.S. are becoming permanent closings. Makers of dishware in North Carolina, furniture foam in Oregon and cutting boards in Michigan are among... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-11
The April unemployment rate rose to a record 14.7% and payrolls dropped by an unprecedented 20.5 million as the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy. April’s jobless rate eclipsed the previous record of 10.8% for data tracing back to 1948. It also approached the 25% rate economists estimate was hit during the Great... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-08
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. It’s jobs day. The U.S. Labor Department releases its April employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET. We’ll have a special edition of the newsletter soon after. In the meantime, Jeff... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-08
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment benefits is still historically high, but in recent weeks has dropped by about half from its late-March peak. The diminishing weekly totals... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-07
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here with the latest on trade, services, Fed expectations, models, jobs, beef and Golden Bears. Trade Winds The U.S. trade deficit widened in March as the... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-06
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. The Borrowers The U.S. government expects to borrow a record $4.5 trillion this fiscal year as it steps up spending to battle what is likely to be the deepest economic... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-05
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. One for the Record Book April’s employment report, to be released Friday, will almost certainly show that the coronavirus pandemic inflicted the largest one-month blow to the U.S. labor market... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-04
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Millions More Americans File for Jobless Benefits Jobless claims remain elevated. Nearly four million more people applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing total claims to more than 30 million... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-01
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. It’s another big day for economic news: A measure of Chinese factory activity is out, eurozone GDP contracted and the European Central bank meets, and U.S. consumer spending and jobless... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-30
The Federal Reserve releases a statement at the conclusion of each of its policy-setting meetings, outlining the central bank’s economic outlook and the actions it plans to take. Fed watchers closely parse changes between statements to see how the Fed’s views are evolving. This tool compares the latest statement with... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-29
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