Bankruptcy is a federal process we often review, along with consumer debt. Private companies (big and small) and citizens with high debt are two of the groups often affected during recessions.
Education and research institutions will be hard hit by pandemic disruptions. These institutions are key to long-term growth and innovation.
These reports on the nation’s fiscal condition cover the federal government's budget outlook, federal debt, state and local fiscal conditions and pressures.
We’ve reviewed school nutrition, lunch programs and threats to the supply chain that affect workplace safety.
We've reviewed Medicaid funding issues and hospital closures in rural areas—and their effects on local economies and access to quality health care.
Housing affordability is a major concern. During times of economic instability homelessness increases, homeownership decreases, rent is harder to pay, and lending becomes restricted.
Unemployment insurance has continued to help many Americans who have lost jobs. Our past work looks at the safety net program, workforce training, and the nation’s job growth.