Economics Blog

Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The retail report is the proverbial hot mess of numbers because of sales by auto dealers and gas stations, both moving in opposite directions.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 1:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Santa Claus arrived early for the U.S. labor market, bringing a fat sackful of new jobs.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 10:53 am
By Chris Kahn · Bankrate.com

Looking for the real location of Santa’s workshop? A trading partner in the East dominates the holiday season.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:47 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy is growing faster than first thought but faces risks from overseas.

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report on October retail sales indicates low gas prices are taking some pressure off consumers.

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Friday, November 7, 2014 1:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment fell again, the latest jobs report leaves a lot to be desired.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The election has ramifications for taxes, health insurance and other consumer issues.

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Friday, October 3, 2014 11:59 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The unemployment rate dips to a six-year low during a big month for hiring.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Sales numbers for new and existing homes tell vastly different stories.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 11:29 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy added jobs at a surprisingly slower pace in August.

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