U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, evidence the economy is faltering as the pandemic tightens its grip.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers may have slowed their hiring in October for a fourth straight month with confirmed viral cases reaching record levels and the loss of government aid deepening the hardships for many.
(CNN) -- Shoppers expect to pull back on purchasing gifts for their families and friends this holiday season, and that may not bode well for retailers.
Initiative 190 and Constitutional Initiative 118 would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana and set the legal age of consumption at 21 if pass…
The American economy is recovering. That's not up for debate.
Economists are still calling for another US stimulus package to boost the economy as Americans head into an uncertain fall. But it's not clear that lawmakers can come to terms after talks stalled last month, especially as the November election nears.
Q: In a recent column, it was stated that “nearly 80% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic…” I want to know how you define living paycheck-to-paycheck, when that implies having no savings or residual discretionary cash to spend. Are you saying that necessary day-to-day living expenses consume each paycheck?
(CNN) -- The US economy is emerging from what is likely to be its worst quarter on record.
Patrick Barkey has made economic projections through multiple recessions, but he said hisn work at the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research during a pandemic feels different.
The number of unemployment claims filed in Montana last week decreased significantly while some small schools opened their doors to students Thursday as the state continues to relax restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
More than 30 million sought aid in the previous six weeks after the coronavirus forced employers across the country to close.
The projected job loss of roughly 51,000 jobs in Montana is more than twice as large as the job decline between 2008 and 2010 that Montana experienced in the Great Recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday.
It’s too early to tell what effect the coronavirus will have on housing and real estate, but here are some pros and cons of buying a house during a recession.
The American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus, ending a 113-month hiring streak.
A month ago, as university economists crisscrossed Montana offering economic forecasts for 2020, the questions audiences wanted answered was whether the state’s economic expansion was coming to an end.
US unemployment claims hit 6.6 million -- another record high -- as layoffs accelerate in face of coronavirus.
The legitimacy of NorthWestern Energy’s 20-year energy plan, heavy on gas-fired power plants, is being questioned by analysts who say the utility ignored cheaper options for its Montana customers.
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The most commonly cited indicator of a weakening economy is weekly first-time applications for unemployment benefits. People are eligible for …
TRUMP: "The facts speak far louder than words! The Democrats always play the Race Card, when in fact they have done so little for our Nation's great African American people. Now, lowest unemployment in U.S. history, and only getting better." — tweet on July 28.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Trump administration's decision to base new handouts to farmers hit by the trade war with China on how many acres they've planted might be a fairer way to distribute the cash than the previous system of payments per bushel heavily skewed toward soybean growers, an agricultural economist said Friday.