Economic News

United States Economy Brought Back Only 1.4 Million Jobs in August

Last month, more Americans headed back to work as the United States continued reopening efforts. According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payrolls increase by 1.4 million in August. In turn, the unemployment rate fell from 10.4% to 8.4%. Unfortunately, despite the latest gains, the...

Mastercard Partnering with Multiple Brands to Pilot Cashierless Retail Concepts

In recent months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for citizens around the globe, some technologies have begun playing a more prominent role in our society. Beyond video chat services becoming the new schools/workplaces and menus via QR code replacing their paper counterparts in some places, contactless payments...

Labor Department Report Shows States with Highest, Lowest Unemployment

Throughout the current pandemic, it's been clear that some areas of the nation have been harder hit than others. This is not only true in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths but also for economic conditions. With that in mind, let's take a look at this morning's Bureau of Labor...

Household Debt in the U.S. Dips For the First Time in Six Years

Those looking for a silver lining to the current pandemic may have found one in a new report. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total household debt — which includes both housing and non-housing debt — came in at $14.27 trillion for the second quarter of the year....

United States Economy Contracts 32.9% in Q2

As Congress continues to debate potential next steps for financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, new figures are showing the economic impacts of the disease. This morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the United States’ gross domestic product declined by 32.9% during the second quarter of 2020. That...

Americans' Concerns About Retirement Savings Increase

With the current pandemic continuing to upend many Americans' way of life, it seems as though today's economic issues have workers worried about their financial futures. According to a new survey by Simplywise, 62% of respondents say they are more concerned about their retirement today than they were one year...

Uber to Acquire Postmates for $2.65 Billion

After the chance to purchase one popular delivery service fell through for the company, Uber is on to the next. This week the ride-sharing company announced that it intends to acquire Postmates to further grow its own delivery offerings, including Uber Eats. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $2.65...