Latest from Andrew Van Dam
Data released by the Commerce Department Thursday morning will offer just one more reminder of the pain felt earlier this year by millions of Americans and their businesses as the nation went into lockdown.
  • Jul 30, 2020
The Commerce Department reports GDP at an annual rate. It makes for easier comparisons in normal times, but greatly overstates the size of short, sharp drops like the one we experienced in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Jul 30, 2020
If a business is still closed now, months into the coronavirus crisis, it's likely to be permanent, according to the online review site Yelp, which carefully monitors business closures.
  • Jul 23, 2020
Compared to its aggressive neighbor in the desert Southwest, New Mexico pursued a slow-and-steady approach to containing the novel coronavirus.
  • Jul 21, 2020
A jump in mortgage delinquencies was among the very first signs of the housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed. And new data shows this leading indicator is higher than it's been in decades.
  • Jul 14, 2020
More than 30 million Americans await federal lawmakers' decision, within two weeks of their federal benefits expiring.
  • Jul 14, 2020
Once the escalator to the middle-class, big cities are now failing less-educated black and Hispanic workers
  • Jul 8, 2020
As black Americans are leading protests against police violence in the United States, a new study shows they pay a disproportionate amount of the property taxes that help fund local police.
  • Jul 2, 2020
Economists worry workers are facing a major setback on pay, and it could be a harbinger of a slow recovery.
  • Jul 1, 2020
When a North Carolina district was redrawn, students who were sent to schools with larger minority populations became — decades later — less likely to register as Republicans.
  • Jun 12, 2020