Ian Shepherdson

chief U.S. economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics, which advises Wall Street firms and hedge funds

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Lawmakers have been going back and forth for weeks about another stimulus package to help ease the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

Stalled stimulus talks, millions of Americans in poverty, more wealth for billionaires: Economy during COVID

Lawmakers have been going back and forth for weeks about another stimulus package to help ease the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

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Twenty-six million    Americans have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus pandemic started.

26 million Americans are out of work. Are we heading toward Great Depression territory?

Twenty-six million Americans have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus pandemic started.

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President Trump today invoked a Cold War-era law to respond to the novel coronavirus:   
  
  “I’ve also just invoked the Defense Production Act to help facilitate distribution of…

Coronavirus economic crisis: What more can the government do to help workers?

President Trump today invoked a Cold War-era law to respond to the novel coronavirus:  “I’ve also just invoked the Defense Production Act to help facilitate distribution of…

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