recession COVID-19 Recession Exacerbating Inequalities, Report Shows By Amanda Peacher • Sep 6, 2020 A new report shows that the COVID-19 recession has households in the Mountain West facing high hardship rates, especially when it comes to rent and food security. Listen Listening... / Area Animal Shelters Prepare For Recession By Bree Zender • Jun 12, 2020 alexunderwood910 / Flickr Creative Commons At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters across the U.S. saw a rise in demand for adoptions. This includes shelters in Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra. Pandemic Puts U.S. In A Recession By Amanda Peacher • Jun 9, 2020 The National Bureau of Economic Research announced Monday that the U.S. economy officially entered a recession in February. Moody's Report Highlights Importance Of 'Rainy Day' Funds, Like Wyoming's By Noah Glick • May 29, 2020 Moody's Analytics Forty-two states are not prepared for a pandemic-induced recession. That’s the finding of a recent analysis from Moody’s Analytics. In the Mountain West, the prognosis isn’t as bad as it might seem at first.