Economy


FILE - Freight train cars sit in a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. The Biden administration is saying the U.S. economy would face a severe economic shock if senators don't pass legislation this week to avert a rail worker strike. The administration is delivering that message personally to Democratic senators in a closed-door session Thursday, Dec. 1.  (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days

Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.

(Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)
Everyone Will Feel the Impact of Inflation at Thanksgiving. Some Will Face Food Insecurity Long Past the Holiday.

Groceries for those special dinners will cost more, putting everyday meals out of reach for a growing number of families forced to rely on food banks.

6 Simple Swaps That Can Save You 10-40% at the Grocery Store

Between the crowded aisles, climbing prices, and supply-chain problems, grocery shopping– especially during the holidays– has become a headache.

Which Party is Better at Handling the Economy? Democrats–And It’s Not Even Close.

Pick a metric, any metric. Economic growth. Job creation. Reducing the deficit. Raising incomes. By nearly every objective measure, Democrats manage the economy better than Republicans.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $13 Billion to Help Cut Winter Energy Costs for Struggling Families

With many American families facing record-high energy costs this coming winter, the Biden-Harris administration has announced several steps to help lessen the burden. 

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and GOP members meet with reporters on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
6 Times Republicans Suggested—or Outright Said—they Want to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Top Republicans have made clear they plan to hold the global economy hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Don’t believe us? Here are six separate times they’ve suggested—or outright said—they want to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare.