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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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Why the VIX Keeps Investors on Edge

Since the financial crisis, the Cboe Volatility Index — also known as the VIX — has been considered an early warning signal for market distress. But how does it work? WSJ explains. Photo Composite: Tom McCarten for The Wall Street Journal. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: More from …

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The Odd Way the U.S. Calculates GDP

Economists say the U.S. would be better off if the country’s GDP rose at a 3% rate or more each year, rather than the 2% rate it has been growing at for a while. WSJ explains what GDP is, and why economists are so fixated on its growth. Illustration: Stephanie …

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