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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:23 pm
By NickMathews · Bankrate.com

The median income rose to $56,516 in 2015, a 5.2% increase from a year earlier.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:56 am
By Sarah Berger · Bankrate.com

This week, the Pew Research Center released a study that reported 63% of women say discrimination still makes their work lives harder. However, 56% of men believe that women no longer face significant obstacles in the workplace.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:32 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The gross national debt stands at $19 trillion, equaling 106% of the country’s gross domestic product, and under Clinton or Trump it would grow even larger.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:36 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

The 3 major stock market indexes – the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite — all zoomed to record highs for Thursday’s closing bell. The last time the 3 indexes hit highs in concert was in 1999, also the last time the 17-year cicadas emerged in the Northeast. The Dow

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:45 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year — the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — after missing last year’s, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.

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Friday, August 5, 2016 9:59 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Another strong jobs report suggests fears of fallout from the U.K.’s decision to bolt the EU were overdone.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:34 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Bank of England cut its key bank rate to 0.25% as it tries to dampen a recession that economists had predicted following the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

This week, Japan’s cabinet approved a stimulus package with new spending of $73 billion made up, in part, of helicopter money.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland. Hey, is that a Pokemon over there?!

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