Enhanced unemployment benefits are expiring at the end of this week for millions of Americans.
COVID-19 uncertainty makes economic predictions more difficult
Economists are struggling to understand how bad the fallout might get and how long it might take to recover.Read More
IBJ Podcast: How can companies survive the economic calamity of COVID-19?
“It’s your job to survive and to make sure that when these social controls are lifted and everybody starts to come back out that you’re ready for business,” IU’s Phil Powell, an economist at the Kelley School of Business, tells host Mason King.Read More
Indiana Legal Services, Prosperity Indiana, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and Indiana Institute for Working Families petitioned the court to protect the payments issued as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Investors have been clamoring for strong action from the U.S. government to combat the economic impact of the virus outbreak.
On Thursday, the Fed unveiled a massive short-term lending program to try to help smooth trading in U.S. Treasuries. Many economists now expect the Fed to slash its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point, to nearly zero, at its policy meeting next week.
The president also said he was seeking to provide assistance to the airline, hotel and cruise industries, which are all suffering as Americans rapidly cancel travel plans.
The epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws offers generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low-income families. It’s projected to increase the national debt while potentially boosting economic growth.
The area on the near-east side is one of eight nationally to be designated for the program, which gives high-poverty communities a leg up in receiving assistance for revitalization efforts.
Employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
The job growth suggests a stronger economy and makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases before year’s end.
The U.S. economy may not be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases later this year. That's the takeaway from economists after the government cut its estimate of growth in the January-March quarter to a 1.8-percent annual rate.
Many of the best minds in the nation are endorsing the latest stimulus package, which retains the Bush tax cuts and reduces workers’ Social Security contributions nearly one-third.
Kokomo's fortunes have been entwined with the auto industry since 1894, when Elwood Haynes invented one of the first automobiles in the United States there. Since the 1930s, when then-Delco (later Delphi) located there, followed by General Motors and Chrysler, the auto industry has been the town's bread and butter.
Looking at the final years of the Great Depression tells me that next year might not be so kind to investors.
At 78, L. Gene Tanner is one of the longest-serving investment advisers working in Indianapolis. Tanner spoke with IBJ's Norm Heikens about why he shifted to City Securities, his brush with convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, and how his investment strategy has changed.