Tag Archives: Economic Impact

Polling indicates that the economic impact of the coronavirus is worse than initial data suggest

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 The question that remains is how permanent the damage might be. Part-time and self-employed workers are likely […]
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Why Gov. Kate Brown Gave Mayor Ted Wheeler What He Wanted: A Coronavirus Lockdown

She’d spent most of March trying to battle COVID-19 without shutting down large sectors of the state’s economy. The residents of Tillamook, Ore., woke on Saturday to find Portlanders had emptied the shelves of their local grocery store. Vacationers, seeking a spring break from urban dread surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, had flocked to the Oregon […]
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First signs of housing disruption appear; a call for robots

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here is a look at some of the latest developments Wednesday related to the global economy, particular economic sectors, and the workplace: Source: First signs of housing disruption appear; a call […]
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Shutdown Spotlights Economic Cost of Saving Lives

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Coronavirus: National Shutdown Is the Least Bad Option

People who now advocate that we “choose the economy” are not being honest about the consequences of that decision. We are only at the beginning of the crisis. The number of people infected with the coronavirus is still growing exponentially. Most of those who are sick were infected so recently that we don’t yet know […]
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Gov. Brown says state may have trouble providing ‘basic services’

Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday that she is “gravely concerned” about Oregon’s ability to deliver basic services over the next six months to a year because of the economic fallout from statewide closures, massive lay-offs by affected businesses and stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Source: Gov. Brown: Oregon may have […]
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Small Businesses Seek a Crisis Lifeline Beyond Loans

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The U.S. Shut Down Its Economy. Here’s What Needs to Happen in Order to Restart.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

U.S. economy deteriorating faster than anticipated as 80 million Americans are forced to stay at home

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The U.S. economy is deteriorating more quickly than was expected just days ago as extraordinary measures designed […]
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Coronavirus brings Oregon a sudden economic catastrophe: ‘The worst week ever’

Carrie Welch found herself in the backyard of her Northeast Portland home Wednesday night, the nicest evening of the year, throwing her kids’ plastic cups against the wall of her garage in a fury. Her world, and that of so many other Oregonians, had come completely and appallingly unwound. Source: Coronavirus brings Oregon a sudden […]
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