Patricia Sabga

Patricia Sabga

Patricia Sabga is the Managing Business Editor of Al Jazeera Digital.

United States

Trump and Powell have very different outlooks on the US economy

Two most powerful officials in the world's most powerful economy are at odds over how soon growth and jobs will rebound.

Trump and Powell have very different outlooks on the US economy

United States

US economy officially entered recession in February. Now what?

Arbiter of US business cycles says calling a recession now is warranted, even if it proves to be shorter than usual.

US economy officially entered recession in February. Now what?

Unemployment

As unrest grips the US, the economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May

The US jobs market started to recover in May as coronavirus lockdowns were eased, but the gains are unequal.

As unrest grips the US, the economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May

Coronavirus pandemic

How long will it take the US economy to recover from coronavirus?

The case is growing for a prolonged US recession. Here's why we could be in for one.

How long will it take the US economy to recover from coronavirus?

United States

The case is building for a prolonged US recession

Plummeting retail sales and factory activity add to case that US economy faces a long road back from coronavirus hit.

The case is building for a prolonged  US recession

Federal Reserve

Fed chief warns the US economy could be weak for a long time

Fed's Powell said more government spending may be necessary to avoid long-term economic damage from coronavirus.

Fed chief warns the US economy could be weak for a long time

Saudi Arabia

The bill comes due for Saudi Arabia's oil price war

First came coronavirus, then the price war; now painful government austerity measures that could prove unpopular.

The bill comes due for Saudi Arabia's oil price war

United States

US economy loses a record 20.5 million jobs in April

Job losses from coronavirus lockdowns send US unemployment rate skyrocketing to highest level since Great Depression.

US economy loses a record 20.5 million jobs in April

United States

Could the oil price crisis radically redefine US-Saudi relations?

As the US shale patch suffers, political pressure mounts on Trump to take Saudis to task.

Could the oil price crisis radically redefine US-Saudi relations?

US & Canada

Recession sign: US economy shrinks 4.8 percent in first quarter

The plunge in first-quarter US GDP will likely pale in comparison to second quarter damage from coronavirus lockdowns.

Recession sign: US economy shrinks 4.8 percent in first quarter

Fossil Fuels

Why US oil prices crashed and how it will affect you

US crude prices turned negative for the first in history this week. Here's why and what it could mean to you.

Why US oil prices crashed and how it will affect you

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus economy: Recession or depression?

Many economists have come around to the view that coronavirus disruptions will trigger a global recession.

 Coronavirus economy: Recession or depression?