AP Economics Writer
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From Garage Production to Global Exporter
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Oct 28th, 2021
Supply Shortages Fueled by Americans' Spending Spree
Households flush with cash from stimulus checks, booming stock markets and enlarged home equity have felt like spending freely again — a lot.
Nov 15th, 2021
October Producer Prices Rise 8.6%, Matching Record High
Most of the month-to-month increase in producer prices was caused by a 1.2% increase in the price of wholesale goods.
Nov 9th, 2021
U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise Third Straight Week to 362,000
It's a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market.
Sep 30th, 2021
Chemical Shortage Jolts Prices from Paints to Plastics
Petrochemical suppliers have run into a slew of additional problems alongside the pandemic.
Sep 29th, 2021
Laws & Regulations
Biden Tasks OSHA to Enforce Vaccine Mandate
The assignment is sure to test an understaffed agency that has struggled to defend its authority in court.
Sep 16th, 2021
August U.S. Producer Prices Soar Unprecedented 8.3% Year-Over-Year
It was the biggest annual gain since the Labor Department started calculating the 12-month number in 2010.
Sep 10th, 2021
U.S. Set Another Job Openings Record in July With 10.9M
It topped the month-old record of 10.2 million openings in June.
Sep 8th, 2021
U.S. Jobless Claims Hit a Pandemic Low
The weekly pace of applications for unemployment aid has fallen more or less steadily since topping 900,000 in early January.
Aug 19th, 2021
U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record 10.1 Million in June
The job market and economy are bouncing back briskly from last year's coronavirus shutdowns.
Aug 9th, 2021
U.S. Added 943,000 Jobs in July
The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4%.
Aug 6th, 2021
Shipping Snags Prompt U.S. Firms to Mull Retreat from China
Importers are contending with a perfect storm of supply trouble: rising prices, overwhelmed ports, and a shortage of ships, trains and trucks.
Aug 5th, 2021