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Jeff Spross

Business and economics correspondent

Jeff Spross is the economics and business correspondent at TheWeek.com. He was previously a reporter at ThinkProgress.

Shouldn't Congress be considered essential?
The Capitol building.
Opinion

Shouldn't Congress be considered essential?

Republicans literally want to work Americans to death
A factory.
Opinion

Republicans literally want to work Americans to death

The Payroll Protection Program's problems were extremely avoidable
Money on a cliff.
Feature

The Payroll Protection Program's problems were extremely avoidable

Can coronavirus bring economics back down to reality?
An expensive steak.
Opinion

Can coronavirus bring economics back down to reality?

Coronavirus is a danger for essential workers — but also an opportunity
A protester.
Feature

Coronavirus is a danger for essential workers — but also an opportunity

How to bail out the oil industry without destroying the planet
An oil barrel.
Opinion

How to bail out the oil industry without destroying the planet

What will traffic and pollution look like post-coronavirus?
Cars drive into the sunset.
Analysis

What will traffic and pollution look like post-coronavirus?

The dark logic of the GOP's latest coronavirus aid strategy
A city hall.
Opinion

The dark logic of the GOP's latest coronavirus aid strategy

There's no excuse for coronavirus aid to small businesses running out
Small business money.
Feature

There's no excuse for coronavirus aid to small businesses running out

Trump taking credit for stimulus checks is good politics
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump taking credit for stimulus checks is good politics

Steve Mnuchin is right about airline bailouts
Steven Mnuchin.
Analysis

Steve Mnuchin is right about airline bailouts

The U.S. Postal Service should not be a business
A postal worker.
Opinion

The U.S. Postal Service should not be a business

How to make sure this recovery is quicker than the last
The Capitol building.
Feature

How to make sure this recovery is quicker than the last

Fed announces unprecedented aid to state and local governments
Federal Reserve
Act Local

Fed announces unprecedented aid to state and local governments

Congress is finally wising up to the scale of the coronavirus disaster — with 1 big exception
The Capitol building.
Feature

Congress is finally wising up to the scale of the coronavirus disaster — with 1 big exception

What went wrong with coronavirus aid to small businesses
New Orleans.
Feature

What went wrong with coronavirus aid to small businesses

Why Trump is so reluctant to put the economy on a war footing
President Trump.
Opinion

Why Trump is so reluctant to put the economy on a war footing

What the staggering spike in unemployment means for the American economy
The Capitol building.
Opinion

What the staggering spike in unemployment means for the American economy

Coronavirus is making American workers say enough is enough
A striking worker.
Opinion

Coronavirus is making American workers say enough is enough

Elected officials shouldn't be able to own or trade stocks. Period.
A politician.
Opinion

Elected officials shouldn't be able to own or trade stocks. Period.

We need to send people money. We need to fix how they get it, too.
Hands and money.
Opinion

We need to send people money. We need to fix how they get it, too.

What skyrocketing unemployment means for health insurance
Health care tidal wave.
Opinion

What skyrocketing unemployment means for health insurance

Congress is set to pass the biggest stimulus in history. It's not completely terrible.
The Capitol building.
Opinion

Congress is set to pass the biggest stimulus in history. It's not completely terrible.

The dangerous economy-first argument sweeping the right
The Grim Reaper.
Opinion

The dangerous economy-first argument sweeping the right

States and cities are on the front lines of coronavirus. The Fed needs to help them.
Jerome Powell.
Opinion

States and cities are on the front lines of coronavirus. The Fed needs to help them.

How bad will the coronavirus crash get?
A stock trader.
Analysis

How bad will the coronavirus crash get?

Democrats' destructive obsession with means testing
Nancy Pelosi.
Opinion

Democrats' destructive obsession with means testing

The basic economic misunderstanding that's screwing up the coronavirus response
A one hundred dollar bill.
Feature

The basic economic misunderstanding that's screwing up the coronavirus response

Congress needs to spend $1 trillion on coronavirus stimulus. Here's how they should do it.
The Capitol building.
Opinion

Congress needs to spend $1 trillion on coronavirus stimulus. Here's how they should do it.

A stock market plunge doesn't mean the Fed's emergency rate cut was wrong
Jerome Powell.
Analysis

A stock market plunge doesn't mean the Fed's emergency rate cut was wrong

The bull market meets its match
A falling bull.
Opinion

The bull market meets its match

The Fed's $1.5 trillion intervention, explained
Jerome Powell.
Analysis

The Fed's $1.5 trillion intervention, explained

How coronavirus stimulus is an opportunity to fix recessions going forward
The Capitol building.
Opinion

How coronavirus stimulus is an opportunity to fix recessions going forward

Andrew Yang is right about coronavirus
Andrew Yang.
Opinion

Andrew Yang is right about coronavirus

What falling Treasury yields are telling us
A stock trader.
Opinion

What falling Treasury yields are telling us

How the oil crash could turn into a much bigger economic shock
A stock trader.
Analysis

How the oil crash could turn into a much bigger economic shock