Premarket stocks: The strange reason America’s economy is shrinking

Premarket stocks: The strange reason America’s economy is shrinking

Factories shutting down. A wave of job losses and few open positions. Huge financial losses that batter most industries. So what is happening, and where could we be headed? The answer to both questions could be found in the country’s stockrooms. Breaking it down: US GDP for the second quarter fell at an annualized rate

What America’s Startup Boom Could Mean For The Economy : Planet Money : NPR

What America’s Startup Boom Could Mean For The Economy : Planet Money : NPR

Back in November, the Planet Money newsletter reported that — despite a deadly pandemic and an ugly recession — America was seeing a boom in the creation of new startups. We spoke with University of Maryland economist John Haltiwanger, one of the leading scholars of business formation. Now Haltiwanger has a new study out, and

The Southwest Is America’s New Factory Hub. ‘Cranes Everywhere.’

The Southwest Is America’s New Factory Hub. ‘Cranes Everywhere.’

Companies producing everything from steel to electric cars are planning and building new plants in Southwest states, far from historical hubs of American industry in the Midwest and Southeast. The lure is open land, local tax breaks and a growing supply of tech-savvy workers. The Southwest, comprising Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, increased its

The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery

The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery

Even before Covid-19, these rising stars—such as Greenville, Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah—had been quietly building out vibrant economies in the shadow of bigger metropolises. During the pandemic, they have drawn workers and businesses with large and affordable homes, ample access to outdoor space and less congestion. They also have a mix of high-tech