recession

The Congressional Budget Office publishes each year a nonpartisan long-term projection of what it expects will be seen in federal deficits, debt, spending, and revenues. The annual report looks out...
Economists have traditionally used three letters to describe an economic recovery. A “V-shaped” one is a sharp decline in gross domestic product followed by a rapid recovery. The process...
In the midst of the worst recession of a lifetime, the Federal Reserve has built up a balance sheet of roughly $7 trillion. This has been paid for by trillions of dollars that were newly created in a...
The big question now is just how long it will take to make up the recent massive losses to U.S. gross domestic product.
Can a small city that is relatively isolated and has several small businesses ride out a recession that has badly damaged almost every other part of the country?
The primary debate among economists is how badly the world economy is damaged now and will be in the future.
Anyone who has walked by or driven past strip malls knows that many of the businesses there are closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic. What may not be as obvious is just how many of those...
The equity markets will start to fall as parts of the economy shut down again and it becomes clear that as many as 15 million lost jobs cannot be replaced.
Investors have seen recoveries in airlines, hotels and other travel-related stocks over the past 75 days or so, but the trends for the great recovery in travel and tourism may not resemble what they...
The Federal Reserve has announced an update to its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF). The lending program may acquire up to $250 billion in outstanding corporate bonds and another...
If people have to eat and drink whether there is a COVID-19 pandemic or not, Instacart has what may be a perfect business model. This has become the top online grocery play out there for same-day...
When the Chairman of the Federal Reserve speaks, people listen. Jerome Powell has the power to move the earth and sky when it comes to monetary policy and how to help deal with the current COVID-19...
With America having been given a hard lesson about distant supply chains over the past 18 months or so, it's time to look at some of the industry leaders and well-known cyclical companies again....
The Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report released on Friday was perhaps so strong that hopes for additional stimulus packages might actually fade.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has released its monthly Texas Manufacturing outlook covering May 2020. The numbers look atrocious.