The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved
This week brings new readings on inflation and retail sales, plus the Fed’s latest economic update.
Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.
This week may bring new clues on when the Fed may step up to the rate plate.
Unlike an Easter basket, the government’s employment report for March has come an unwelcome surprise.
Wages are likely to grab attention away from the unemployment rate in this week’s jobs report.
The market for new homes continues to outshine the market for existing homes.
This week brings news about housing, plus a birthday for that little blue pill.
This week’s updates on housing may include a few flat notes, thanks to winter weather.
The government’s retail sales report for February was surprisingly weak. Should we blame winter?