A hopeful view is gaining steam that, as vaccinations reach a critical mass in the United States, perhaps around midyear, the economy and the job market will strengthen much faster than they did after previous recessions.
Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off last month and remain off track, with the bipartisan unity that drove almost $3 trillion in COVID-19 rescue legislation into law this spring replaced by toxic partisanship.
An amazing, monthslong rally has put the S&P 500 back to where it was before the pandemic, even though millions of workers are still unemployed and businesses continue to close across the country.
If talks on ending the dispute fail, the world could face downward pressure on trade at a time when the global economy is already reeling from the pandemic.
As the federal government, states and individuals start to design their own “Is it worth it?” calculus, Americans are subjectively measuring the stakes and unavoidably helping to frame a national referendum on risk.
With states lifting their coronavirus restrictions piecemeal and according to their own, often arbitrary, timetables, Americans are facing a bewildering multitude of decisions about what they should and should not do to protect their health, their livelihoods and their neighbors.
While President Donald Trump thrives on friction, Vice President Mike Pence prefers a smooth road, trying to instill confidence in the nation as it confronts the pandemic and even as the president careens from optimism to anger.
Polling finds that support for an impeachment inquiry has grown since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of the investigation last month following a whistleblower complaint. But what those numbers don’t show is the sense of fatigue about the topic among some Americans.
Several factors will influence the Fed’s decisions in the coming months on whether it needs to keep reducing borrowing rates to try to help sustain the U.S. economic expansion now in its 11th year.
A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view America's aging workforce as a negative development.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared to qualify a car for the Indianapolis 500, and small oversights snowballed into the final result.
Small business owners, especially those who learned hard lessons from the Great Recession about overstaffing, are playing it safe.
For a variety of reasons, most of the states that moved quickly to legalize sports betting after the Supreme Court cleared the way are still waiting for the expected payoff.
The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness.
Returns in states that have already approved of sports betting have been modest so far. And experts say revenue is likely to be diluted overall as more and more states jump into the game.
Donald Trump's election in 2016 shifted the political dynamic for Republican business people like Mike Braun seeking public office.
Senate candidate Mike Braun has downplayed his company’s use of foreign-made goods, but his parts brand, Promaxx Automotive, includes products that were manufactured abroad, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The opening shots were fired when the Trump administration imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of imports from China, and Beijing promptly retaliated with duties on an equal amount of American products.
Meyer Distributing, the distribution company owned by Senate candidate Mike Braun, does brisk business importing goods from the same countries he has criticized for taking American jobs. He also has accepted government subsidies, despite criticizing the practice.
Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with China, even as experts warn that a trade war could drive farmers into bankruptcy.