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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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Cash Is Back. Here's Why | WSJ

Cash is often viewed as a safe, but boring investment. But lately, it’s looking shinier than it has in a while. WSJ explains why investors are piling trillions into money market accounts, even as stocks reach new highs. More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: Visit the WSJ Video …

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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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