We’re coming up on six months since COVID-19 turned the world upside down. We are adjusting; however, few things feel normal.
Most of us are wearing masks and social distancing, while our favorite sports teams play in empty stadiums and arenas. Our work lives are hardly typical, either. Many are unemployed and many of those fortunate to have jobs continue to work from home. How far from normal are we? And how much progress are we making toward whatever “normal” will mean in the future?
Through the lens of the new Back-to-Normal Index by Moody's Analytics and CNN Business, we will examine these tough questions and more. Join Annalyn Kurtz of CNN Business as well as Mark Zandi and the Moody’s Analytics team as they discuss how the U.S. economy is faring toward recovery.
The pandemic has hit the nation's most vulnerable communities hard. Not only have they been more likely to get sick, but they have been more likely to lose their income and savings, and now they are more likely to be evicted.
While the new year has gotten off to a difficult start, it should end well.
Capital structure matters. All else the same, credit quality benefits—or default risk is lower than otherwise—the longer is the term to maturity of outstanding debt.
We assess the economic impact of President-Elect Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion fiscal rescue package, the American Rescue Plan,
January 9's unexpectedly steep jump by initial state unemployment claims reminded us of the considerable loss of business activity to COVID-19-inspired shutdowns be they voluntary or forced.
The year end wrap-up of our webinar series: Moody’s Analytics & Raymond James in Conversation where we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, mortgages, commercial real estate and U.S. autos.
We explore the bargaining power of workers in the age of COVID-19 and the role that essential workers have played in the employer-employee relationship during the pandemic.
COVID-19 will determine the near-term fate of the U.S. and world economies in 2021. If resurgent coronavirus infections prompt another broad shutdown of businesses, US real GDP will again contract sequentially. At the other extreme, a vaccine for the virus would significantly enhance 2021's outlook.
With the results of the U.S. elections coming into view, it is time to consider what the results mean for economic policy and the outlook for the U.S. and global economies.
In this webinar, Mark Zandi and the Moody’s Analytics team, plus special guest John Leer from Morning Consult, examine how U.S. households are coping and how their behavior may change post-pandemic.