Research

In 2019, the U.S. level of poverty was the best it has been in decades, but the official rate does not take into account everything.
The COVID-19 pandemic has lifted uncertainty among many retailers and other firms related to how many seasonal employees they'll be hiring. A repeat of last year's strong hiring is unlikely.
As U.S. retail stores re-open, consumer demand for online goods is trending down according to the latest data from Adobe Analytics.
Truck maker Nikola has denied charges leveled against the company and its CEO on Thursday in a short seller's report that the company's CEO lied on a number of issues.
Working from home and distance education have driven huge sales increases for notebook computer makers. The industry is on track for its highest sales in eight years.
Some of the changes to Americans' work lives brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have been popular. Others, not so much.
Announced job cuts for the first eight months of this year surpass 2019's 12-month total for last year. Roughly 1.1 million of the cuts are related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new quantitative study of renewable energy generation indicates that the outlook for renewables may not be as rosy as it seems.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March, miles traveled on U.S. roads and highways have fallen sharply. Driving has picked up more quickly in bed states than in blue ones.
So-called zombie foreclosures were part of the mortgage landscape in the Great Recession, and new research shows that they are back.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic discouraged bystanders from helping a person who may be suffering from a heart attack?
So far this year, gun deaths in American total more than 25,000, and more than half of those were suicides. These deaths are increasing at an extraordinary rate.
In the first half of 2020, the rate at which women have been named to replace departing CEOs reached a record rate. More effort is still needed, however.
U.S. travelers have shunned travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the drop in air travel has been substantially greater than the decline in automobile travel.
Economic reports on unemployment claims, manufacturing, and retail sales present a mixed view on how the United States is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.