Economics Blog

The Economics Blog focuses on what you need to know about the shifting winds of the economy to help you make the best possible decisions with your money. By asking the kinds of questions you might be asking, we connect with the nation's top economic minds. We seek reaction to the latest news as well as predictions about the outlook. Areas we watch closely include the job market, retail sales and the housing market. Ultimately, these areas affect your financial well-being. See the latest Economics Blog posts below.
Monday, August 31, 2015 10:36 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear about the economics of immigration and about the outlook for the world economy.

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Monday, August 31, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economic picture may get a little clearer with this week’s employment report.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:52 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A surprisingly strong growth reading may make the Fed’s rate decision even tougher.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear about millennials’ credit challenges and about our latest look at Americans’ financial security.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week ahead brings updated stats on housing and growth and maybe some Fed news.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Newly released notes show the Fed edged closer to a rate hike at last month’s meeting.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week is likely to bring economic sleuths more evidence of what the Fed plans to do.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

U.S. wages have been stuck in a low gear for a long time. Will they rev up soon?

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest report on retail sales suggests there’s no reason to worry about consumers.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 11:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The July employment report was so tame it probably keeps the Fed on track to raise interest rates.

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