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As coronavirus infections surge in the U.S., a handful of smaller countries has found that containing the pandemic allows them to reopen their economies sooner and with greater confidence

Thousands of families counting on foreign nannies to help with child care have found their plans on hold following President Trump’s work visa ban

Creative workers with multiple gigs have been among the worst hit by the recession and face long roads to recovery.

Creative workers with multiple gigs have been among the worst hit by the recession and face long roads to recovery.

The toll of the coronavirus on states and cities has become clear as many set their budgets for the new fiscal year

Unemployment rates in the world’s advanced economies are expected to end the year higher than at any time since the Great Depression

By suppressing consumption, China imposes a production glut on the world, to the detriment of its own workers and its trading partners via @greg_ip 

The U.S.’s fledgling economic recovery is losing momentum, as a new wave of coronavirus infections causes businesses to reshutter in several big states and consumers to retreat anew.

The coronavirus pandemic pushed back the deadline to file and pay 2019 federal income taxes to July 15. Here are answers to questions taxpayers are asking.

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More than 90 industry sectors each had more than 10,000 firms approved for PPP loans during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows

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The bottom half of all U.S. households have 32% less wealth than in 2003. The top 1% have more than twice as much as they did then.

The U.S. national debt will rise to 98% of GDP by 2030, CBO projects

Oil price winners and losers around the globe

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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang says his universal basic income policy would prepare people for the 21st-century economy: "We need to wake America up to the fact that it is not immigrants that are causing these [job] dislocations, it's technology." #WSJFuture 

Winners and losers from the plunge in oil prices, for almost every country on the map

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How much you have to earn to be in the 1%: $506,000 in New York $438,000 in California $263,000 in Mississippi

Economists last January said crude oil would end 2014 at $94.65/barrel. Final 2014 close: $53.27

The Labor Department released its proposal to create a new type of apprenticeship that would be run by business groups, colleges and other entities, rather than the federal government.

Unemployment rate if you... Don't have a high school diploma, 8.6% Have a college degree, 2.5%

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How the rich and poor spend and earn their money

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