recession and depression

‘Now Is the Time’: A Fed Official Urges Congress to Plan for Recessions

‘Now Is the Time’: A Fed Official Urges Congress to Plan for Recessions

As central bankers fret about their ability to offset future recessions given already-low rates, they are asking lawmakers to step up.
Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
Japan’s Economy Shrank Sharply. Now Comes the Coronavirus.

Japan’s Economy Shrank Sharply. Now Comes the Coronavirus.

After hits from storms and a tax increase, the world’s No. 3 economy could face recession as the outbreak takes a toll on tourism.
Japan’s Economy Shrank Sharply. Now Comes the Coronavirus.

Japan’s Economy Shrank Sharply. Now Comes the Coronavirus.

After hits from storms and a tax increase, the world’s No. 3 economy could face recession as the outbreak takes a toll on tourism.
Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Germany and other countries were already vulnerable. The longer the Chinese economy remains crippled, the bigger the risk to the rest of the world.
Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Germany and other countries were already vulnerable. The longer the Chinese economy remains crippled, the bigger the risk to the rest of the world.
Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Coronavirus Shock Could Push Europe Into a Downturn

Germany and other countries were already vulnerable. The longer the Chinese economy remains crippled, the bigger the risk to the rest of the world.
European Economic Growth Slows Almost to Zero

European Economic Growth Slows Almost to Zero

Unexpectedly bad data leaves Europe with little margin for error as Brexit takes effect and the coronavirus looms.
European Economic Growth Slows Almost to Zero

European Economic Growth Slows Almost to Zero

Unexpectedly bad data leaves Europe with little margin for error as Brexit takes effect and the coronavirus looms.
Trump’s Best Case Against Impeachment

Trump’s Best Case Against Impeachment

And a conversation with Ezra Klein about how our politics got so polarized.
The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

Manufacturers and farmers struggled last year because of tariffs, and there are signs that damage is spreading to other sectors of the economy.
The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

Manufacturers and farmers struggled last year because of tariffs, and there are signs that damage is spreading to other sectors of the economy.
In a Sharp Downturn, College Can Be a Shock Absorber

In a Sharp Downturn, College Can Be a Shock Absorber

The lessons of the last recession were harsh but clear. Public colleges need plenty of money during economic declines.
Stocks Soar as Traders’ Mood Brightens

Stocks Soar as Traders’ Mood Brightens

Over the last year, investors’ outlooks shifted strikingly, with little improvement in economic and corporate conditions.
It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?
It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

Bad news used to spook the markets. Now it seems to lift them. How weird is that?