Economics correspondent Education: Wellesley College, BA in economics and English ; Oxford University, master's in financial economics and medieval literature Heather Long is an economics correspondent. Before joining The Washington Post, she was a senior economics reporter at CNN and a columnist and deputy editor at the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Long started her career at an investment firm in London. She earned her master's degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Professional Affiliations: Board member, SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Writing & Editing)
Powell said it is 'very likely' the coronavirus will impact the U.S. economy and the Fed is closely monitoring the situation for possible 'disruptions in China that spill over to the rest of the global economy.'
Americans’ confidence about the economy has soared even though the economy looks a lot like it did at the end of the Obama years. Several more years of growth and job gains have convinced many Americans that this recovery can keep going.