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.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:48 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Low gas prices may be filling up consumers’ wallets, but retailers aren’t yet benefiting.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 2:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

More jobs, rising wages: What’s not to love about the January jobs report?

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:59 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The oil industry is going through hard times again. What does that mean for the economy?

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:05 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

One-day storm estimates: $265 million in Massachusetts, $700 million for New York, $289 million for New Jersey.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president’s State of the Union address will pitch new help for the middle class.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 4:04 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The job market continued to get its strength back in December. So where’s your raise?

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The November jobs report was a stunner. Will the December numbers look good, too?

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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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