For anyone keenly interested in the nation’s economy and financial markets, a full-fledged Federal Reserve meeting is a little like a present at holiday time. You’re not exactly certain what you’ll get, but you’ll have more than you had before. Whether the information is actually useful a year from now is uncertain. This week’s Fed
The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.
Is retail really slumping, as post-Black Friday headlines suggested? This week could bring some clarity.
Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.
The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.
This week brings a fresh job market snapshot and a reason to toast history.
The economy is growing faster than first thought but faces risks from overseas.
Economic reports on tap for Thanksgiving week may leave Americans wanting more.
Fed policymakers apparently spent considerable time hashing over the words “considerable time.”
We’ll find out more this week about falling prices and about what the Fed’s thinking.