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Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed optimism about an economy rebound once the pandemic is over. Powell expects more job growth a…

Americans have been growing more confident about the economy and their finances as the end of the pandemic seems to be drawing near. But a closer look reveals that this optimism is unevenly spread across the country. Examining where confidence is lacking may provide clues as to how economic recovery will continue to develop.   Consumer […]

Small business is often held up as a key driver of the U.S. economy, and for good reason. But with fewer financial resources than larger firms, small businesses are especially vulnerable during economic downturns.

With stimulus checks in their pockets, Americans felt confident to shop and spend last month beyond what economists had projected. But how long will that confidence last?  Fifty-five percent of Americans believe the economy will recover quickly once pandemic restrictions are lifted, according to the Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker. While that’s just a […]

According to some economists, things are starting to look up for the post-pandemic economy.  But winter blues, slow jobs recovery and delayed stimulus mean that many Americans don’t share that enthusiasm. Americans’ confidence in the job market dropped 4.5 points to 53 this week, according to the Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker. That […]

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