From your job to your home and your groceries, you know Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of your life. This dashboard shows how things have changed, and will track the recovery in detail.
Friday, September 18:
The US economy and the financial well-being of millions of Americans are a long way from their pre-pandemic levels. But billionaires saw their fortunes jump by an estimated $845 billion in the past six months.
Most US stock indexes are up for the year – except for the Russell 2000, home to US small caps. It’s down nearly 8%. But some think 2021 might finally be the time for the Davids of the market to start outperforming the tech Goliaths.
A governance scandal and an economic crisis may have knocked coworking company WeWork on its heels. But it is now attracting some new tenants in the age of social distancing, the CEO says.
The economy in the United States is operating at 76% of where it was in early March.
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Essential workers in hospitals and grocery stores were hailed as everyday heroes, office workers shifted to working from home, and millions of other Americans filed for unemployment. It's safe to say — your job might never be the same after the pandemic.
It definitely got harder to sell your home during the pandemic. No open houses. Virtual closings. And many owners hesitated to put their homes on the market. Thanks to the Fed's stimulus efforts, though, you may be able to refinance or take out a mortgage at record low rates.
Resist the temptation to check your 401(k) every day. Although stocks have made a comeback faster than other parts of the US economy, Wall Street insiders are bracing for volatility ahead of the November election.
Your income and savings might have changed dramatically since March. During the pandemic, Americans have tightened their spending and chosen to save more, as they grapple with a historically weak job market.
Early in the pandemic, you may have marveled at low gas prices in your area, but that was in large part because many Americans no longer commute to work. They've stopped flying, too.