Economy

Photo credit A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Asian shares declined on Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 08, 2020 - 11:53 pm
Tech chills spill into Asia, as shares sink across region…
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Photo credit A homeless man stands at a street corner in Johannesburg, Wednesday July 22, 2020. Official statistics show that South Africa's economy has sunk deeper into recession, with its gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2020 plummeting by 51%, largely as a result of COVID-19 and the country's strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
September 08, 2020 - 9:35 am
Virus lockdown plunges South Africa deeper into recession …
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Photo credit Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides talk to the media during a press conference at the foreign ministry house in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Lavrov is paying an official visit to Cyprus amid heightened tensions over Turkey's search for energy resources in east Mediterranean waters where Greece and Cyprus claim as having exclusive economic rights. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
September 08, 2020 - 8:24 am
Lavrov: Russia ready to help ease Turkey-Greece tension…
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Photo credit A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 06, 2020 - 10:34 pm
Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slides…
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Cherri Gregg
September 06, 2020 - 8:00 am
A new report from the Keystone Research Center shows that Pennsylvania working families have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with certain groups suffering more than others.
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Photo credit FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, one-stop operator Vickie Gregorio with the Heartland Workforce Solutions talks to a jobseeker outside the workforce office in Omaha, Neb., as others seeking employment wait behind her. The government issues the jobs report Friday, Sept. 4, for August at a time of continuing layoffs and high unemployment. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
September 04, 2020 - 9:06 am
US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows…
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Photo credit Social-distancing measures are in place for outdoor seating at Hoak's Restaurant. June 4, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
September 03, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Survey reveals alarming data regarding restaurant industry… Two-thirds of NYS restaurants in danger of closing by end of the year
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WBEN Newsroom
August 31, 2020 - 12:16 am
AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn… Half of Americans say they’ve either saved more or paid down debt during pandemic
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US economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter… The previous worst quarterly drop was 10%
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2019, file photo worker Omar Glover pickets outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. A tentative four year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 17, 2019 - 7:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company. Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in Detroit...
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