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, July 4, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Market turbulence and uncertainty about the U.S. election are weighing on the economy. They aren’t helping consumer confidence either.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In good times and bad, there are always moneymaking opportunities for consumers, borrowers, investors and savers.

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Tags: Brexit, gnews, news
Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

When crazy events hit the world markets, you need to take a breath and look at the numbers. Here are some of the big ones for the Brexit vote.

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Tags: Brexit, gnews, news
Friday, June 24, 2016 4:06 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

Social media users take time to reflect on the British exit referendum — and also post memes.

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Tags: gnews, news
Monday, June 20, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Look out: A cooling trend could be on the way from Britain.

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Monday, June 13, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A rate hike probably isn’t coming this week, but here’s when you can expect one. Meanwhile, historical data suggests the recent stock market surge may be short-lived.

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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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