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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell, reflected in the sneeze guard set up between himself and members of the House Committee on Financial Services, speaks during a hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve pandemic response, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Analysis & Opinions

This Week in COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: ‘An Economic Sinkhole, not Pothole’

| Aug. 06, 2020

In this week’s update on COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: U.S. GDP fell 9.5 percent in the second quarter, and Congress has yet to negotiate a relief bill before August recess begins next week. Argentina reaches a deal with creditors while Europe shows signs of economic recovery.

In this July 12, 2020, file photo, a waiter wears a protective face mask and gloves while working at the il bolognese restaurant along Ocean Drive during the coronavirus pandemic, in Miami Beach, Fla. Unemployment remains painfully high in the U.S. even as economic activity is slowly picking up.

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Analysis & Opinions

The Week in COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: 'Uneven Economic Response'

| July 16, 2020

In this week’s update on COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: China returns to growth while Europe begins negotiations over a recovery fund. The effects of the pandemic are disproportionate based on gender, race, and education with experts arguing to tie unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate. 

Health workers escorted by policemen arrive to screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a slum in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 10, 2020.

AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Analysis & Opinions

The Week in COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: 'Worsening Global Projections'

| July 10, 2020

In this week’s update on COVID-19 and Economic Diplomacy: The U.S. debates the most effective stimulus policies as the country surpasses 3 million coronavirus cases. The EU slashed expectations of growth to 8.3 percent. Developing economies may ow less debt to China than previously thought.