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Bed Bath & Beyond shopping carts are left in a corral in Flowood, Mississippi, on April 24, 2023. One of the original big box retailers, the company filed for bankruptcy protection on April 23, following years of dismal sales and losses. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Apr 27, 2023

How will we know if the economy is in a recession?

Many economists still expect a recession to hit as soon as the current April-June quarter — or soon thereafter.

Aug 19, 2022

Leaders in Md. keeping close eye out for signs of recession

Maryland and local leaders are keeping a watchful eye on economic indicators that could hint at a looming recession.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Jun 20, 2022

Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday weighed

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that she expects the U.S. economy to slow in the months ahead, but that a recession is not inevitable.

Jun 14, 2022

EXPLAINER: Recession fears grow. Just how high is the risk?

Is the United States at risk of enduring another recession, just two years after emerging from the last one?

Nov 8, 2021

Fed chair: Pandemic has particularly hurt women; board member stepping down

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed concern that the pandemic recession has had an unusually harmful economic effect on women.

Nov 9, 2015

Trade slowdown points to world recession risk, watchdog says

PARIS — A slowdown in international trade could be a harbinger of a new recession for the world’s leading economies, a leading global policy organization warned Monday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says trade figures are worrisome because the stagnating or declining rates of trade seen this year “have, in the past, been […]

Sep 29, 2014

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

Sep 3, 2014

Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis

Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under the congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

Aug 7, 2014

Consumer spending up in Md. since recession

Consumer spending in Maryland rose slowly but steadily in the years after the Great Recession, according to a report released by the federal government on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2014

What’s Fed message on economy? Stick with low rates, wait and see

The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.

Jul 24, 2014

As layoffs decline, are pay raises next?

The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

Jun 6, 2014

With end of recession, stay-at-home dads decrease

The number of U.S. fathers home with their kids full-time is down, from a peak 2.2 million in 2010, the official end of the recession, to about 2 million in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

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