Tag: Economic Growth/Recession

Opinion: Big Tech is headed for its biggest year yet, and it isn’t even close

If government regulators around the world thought Big Tech was too big last year, 2021 has not changed their mind. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -0.23% GOOG, +0.12%, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.84%, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.46%, Facebook Inc. FB, -4.01% and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.10% experienced an unprecedented first half of the year financially, with $650 billion […]

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The No. 1 reason workers are considering switching jobs

Many workers are ready to bounce. Some 95% of respondents in a new survey were “currently considering changing jobs,” and 92% said they would switch industries to get a new job.  Worker burnout has risen in varying degrees during the pandemic as many employees are saddled with additional domestic responsibilities, blurred work-life boundaries, frontline-work stress […]

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In one chart: GDP growth by state as COVID recovery takes hold

The U.S. economy expanded 6.4% on an annualized basis in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said last month, as American businesses reopened and people got back to work after being largely locked down throughout 2020. But as with all economic data, the national headline number masks a lot of local discrepancies. The chart above, […]

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Opinion: Media coverage of the economy ignores the plight of most Americans

We are apparently living in a time of good economic news. Headlines proclaim that the “US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984,” trumpet rapid growth, and declare the country to be on a “solid recovery path.” Opponents of the American Rescue Plan argued that further government help was unnecessary because of the strong economic rebound. What the […]

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