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19 Nov
The U.S. economy is “headed for a hard landing,” UBS economists say in a report, noting that, “Household spending has been weak. Households are running down savings. Credit card balances are rising. Goods spending remains very elevated.
15 Jan 2021
Joe Biden has announced a massive coronavirus relief package to kickoff his term. The proposal, the first of his "two-step plan", will build on the previous stimulus legislation passed by the US Congress in 2020.
23 Nov 2020
US President Donald Trump defends his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, calling it “unfair and one-sided” even as President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the landmark 2015 agreement.
8 Nov 2020
The north-eastern US state of Pennsylvania is at the heart of the "Rust Belt". Its economy was historically built around mining, but has suffered greatly from industrial decline since the 1970s. Blue collar workers decide the result here, which can be decisive in the race to the White House. Since 1992, Pennsylvania has voted for the Democratic candidate. But in 2016, Donald Trump narrowly won the Keystone State by wooing disillusioned voters. How will they vote this time? Our team reports from Joe Biden's home state, where the economy remains a key concern.
9 Jan 2017
In less than two weeks, US President Barack Obama will hand over power to Donald Trump. Most agree that the US economy is in much better shape than it was when Obama was elected in 2008.

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