US economy shows growth despite lacking enough workers, supplies

Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.

Biden’s $6T budget proposal: Social spending, taxes on business

President Joe Biden rolled out his $6 trillion budget proposal for next year, which features new social programs for the poor and middle class. But it depends on taxing corporations and the wealthy to keep the nation's spiking debt from spiraling out of control.

Chamber of Commerce calls for end to enhanced jobless aid

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.

In new pandemic low, unemployment numbers fall to 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.