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College-Town Economies Brace for Covid Blow | WSJ

The coronavirus has pushed nearly half of U.S. colleges and universities into some degree of remote learning, a change that’s sending shock waves through small college town economies. WSJ’s Carlos Waters explains. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com:  Visit the WSJ Video Center:  On Facebook:  On Twitter:  On Snapchat:  …

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What the Latest Purchasing Data Won’t Tell You | WSJ

In recent years, purchasing managers indexes have become important indicators of where the global economy might be heading. But in the current slowdown, where small businesses were some of the hardest hit, PMI numbers may not be telling the full story. WSJ explains. Photo: Getty Images More from the Wall …

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The Latest Consumer-Spending Report, Explained | WSJ

Consumer spending fell 7.5% in March, prompting further concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. Here’s why consumer spending is so important and how it can signal if the country is heading toward a recession. Photo: Getty Images More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com:  Visit …

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U.S. GDP Hit, Meat Plants to Remain Open | WSJ

Economists expect the GDP to shrink as many companies report losses, President Trump’s action to keep meat-processing plants open is criticized by unions, and labs say Covid-19 testing capacity is unused. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: Marcus Santos/Zuma Press More from the Wall Street Journal: …

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March Jobs Report Doesn't Tell the Full Story; Here's Why | WSJ

U.S. employers shed 701,000 jobs in March, in the worst month for job losses since the 2007-2009 recession. But these losses still don’t show the pandemic’s full impact on the labor market. WSJ’s Eric Morath explains. Photo: JOHN MINCHILLO/ASSOCIATED PRESS More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the …

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