Avie Schneider

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1.5 Million File For Unemployment, But Continuing Claims Decrease Slightly

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Another 1.5 million people file for unemployment benefits for the first time, but the number who are continuing to seek the payments continues to decline as workers return to their jobs.


Justice Department Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections For Online Platforms

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Justice Department's proposed legislation follows a May executive order by President Trump to limit protections for social media after Twitter began adding fact checks to some of his tweets.


Stocks Soar After Strong Retail Sales And Reported Trump Infrastructure Plan

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 526 points after reports that retail sales rebounded strongly in May and that the Trump administration is preparing an infrastructure plan to boost the economy.


Stocks Rebound As Fed Begins Buying Corporate Bonds

Monday, June 15, 2020

U.S. stock indexes fell earlier on Monday, but they turn higher after the Federal Reserve announces it will start buying corporate debt.


Dow Gains 477 Points After Dramatic Plunge Spurred By A Spike In Coronavirus Cases

Friday, June 12, 2020

Major stock indexes bounce back a day after the Dow lost 1,861 points amid spikes in new cases in states that had reopened their economies.


Another 1.5 Million File For Unemployment As States Continue To Reopen Economies

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The pain in the job market continues as an additional 1.5 million sought unemployment benefits last week. In the past 12 weeks, more than 44 million new claims have been filed.


Amazon Is Offering To Keep 125,000 Workers It Hired For The Pandemic

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Amazon has hired 175,000 temporary workers to deal with a spike in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it's offering most of them permanent jobs.


40.8 Million Out Of Work In The Past 10 Weeks — 26% Of Labor Force

Thursday, May 28, 2020

More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns began. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits.


Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning To His Tweets

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

President Trump's vow to "strongly regulate" such platforms comes a day after Twitter added a fact-check label to a pair of his tweets and renews his argument that those sites silence conservatives.


36.5 Million Have Filed For Unemployment In 8 Weeks

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Nearly 3 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Labor Department says. It's the latest grim sign of the economic damage from the coronavirus crisis.


20.2 Million Private-Sector Jobs Are Gone

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The record job losses are a preview of the Labor Department's employment report for April coming Friday. ADP's new numbers are not surprising, given the more than 30 million jobless claims filed.


'Tip Of The Iceberg': Economy Shrinks At 4.8% Pace, But Worst Is Yet To Come

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The economy contracted in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus began to take its toll and spending dived. It's the first quarterly drop in six years and a likely precursor to a deep recession.


Deluge Continues: 26 Million Jobs Lost In Just 5 Weeks

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The number of people forced out of work during the coronavirus lockdown keeps soaring. Last week, 4.4 million people filed for jobless benefits, boosting the total since last month to 26 million.


Record Oil Price Drops Send Stock Markets Diving, Too

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Dow fell 631 points a day after oil prices turned negative for the first time ever. The drops are the latest market reactions to the global economic downturn caused by the pandemic.


10 Years Of Spectacular U.S. Job Growth Nearly Wiped Out In 4 Weeks

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The number of people filing for unemployment climbed by another 5.2 million, as the toll of the nation's economic dive continues to mount. In the past four weeks, 22 million have filed claims.


Jobs Carnage Mounts: 17 Million File For Unemployment In 3 Weeks

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. Much of the economy has shut down, leaving millions out of work.


Get Money Out To The Economy Quickly, Ex-Treasury Secretary Says

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Henry Paulson, who served during the 2008 financial crisis, says sending money rapidly to people and businesses will be the key to limiting damage to the economy.


Staggering: Record 10 Million File For Unemployment In 2 Weeks

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The staggering number of people claiming jobless benefits set a new record for the second week in a row. Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home, bringing the economy to a lurching halt.


The Dow Has Lost Nearly 14% In A Volatile Month

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The stock market has never seen a month like March, with downs and ups of thousands of points in a day. The Dow has recovered from recent lows, but it has fallen 24% since its record high.


Macy's Furloughs Most Of Its 130,000 Workers

Monday, March 30, 2020

Citing the pandemic's "heavy toll" on its business, Macy's says it's furloughing the majority of its employees. Its stores have been closed since March 18 and there's no sign when they will reopen.