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, June 6, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The fallout from the jobs report could reach your savings. Plus, the election silly season is upon us. See what economists think about the candidates’ economic policies.

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Friday, June 3, 2016 11:45 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The May jobs numbers are shockingly weak and raise questions for the Fed.

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Monday, May 30, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

We’ll get a snapshot of the workforce this Friday, and there are plenty of reasons to take notice.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

More people will be leaving home to kick off the unofficial start of summer.

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Monday, May 16, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Home prices and sales are expected to remain firm, or continue to rise, but middle-class wages are in a slump. Something has to give.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 2:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

April job growth was more anemic than before. The question is whether the economy will hit a more dramatic slow patch in the months ahead.

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Monday, May 2, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A survey from CareerBuilder.com finds 67% of employers plan to hire recent graduates.

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Monday, April 18, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The bulk of this week’s economic reports will put the focus right at home. When we last checked on existing home sales, the National Association of Realtors told us they dropped by a surprisingly sharp 7.1% from January to February, though sales remained slightly above year-ago levels. One reason for constrained home sales, both new

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The International Monetary Fund downgrades the outlook for global economic growth, citing diminished momentum in the U.S. and Japan among the reasons.

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Tags: economy, gnews, news
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Tax Day looms, the Panama Papers shed light on the tax avoidance efforts of the rich and famous.

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