Stories tagged: "economic fallout"


While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

A Charlotte landlord is suing to shut down a camp of people displaced during the coronavirus pandemic. (Image via Shutterstock)
Charlotte Landlord Sues to Shut Down ‘Tent City’ Camp of Homeless People Displaced by Coronavirus

A Charlotte landlord who owns property near the 'Tent City' camp of people displaced by coronavirus has filed a suit demanding the settlement be torn down.

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Governors, Mayors, and Companies to Senate: Pass More COVID Aid or ‘Millions of Americans’ Will Suffer

More assistance is needed "to both rebuild the economy and maintain essential services in education, health care, emergency operations, public safety and more," groups, led by the National Governors Association, wrote this week.

Book Buyers' Lee Rathers, one of many NC small business owners who was waiting for federal relief. (Photo by Patrick Moran)
More Federal Small Business Loans Are On the Way. But Will They Be Too Late For NC?

New report asks whether Trump administration's small business loans are too little, too late for NC businesses gouged by coronavirus.

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We Might Finally Have an Effective COVID-19 Treatment, But the Economy Is Getting Worse

Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.