Economics Blog

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Congress is wrapping up an unproductive year, but avoiding disaster.

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Monday, December 16, 2013 3:32 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton says the Volcker Rule was needed to stop risky trades.

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Friday, December 13, 2013 12:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives has forged past an increasingly bitter Republican divide and approved a budget bill with strong bipartisan support. The vote of 332-94 sets the stage for consideration by the Senate next week. If approved there as anticipated, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The most important feature

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:57 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a federal budget aimed at avoiding government shutdowns through next year.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 3:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Holiday wishes come true as the unemployment rate drops and jobs are added to the economy.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government Friday releases the November jobs report. Here’s what we’ll be looking out for.

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Monday, December 2, 2013 5:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Sales over Thanksgiving weekend declined from last year, even though many stores opened on Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Consumer confidence has dropped again. But how will that affect Black Friday spending and sales?

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Monday, November 25, 2013 1:49 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some retailers are looking to get a jump on holiday sales by opening on Thanksgiving.

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Friday, November 22, 2013 4:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy has performed better than expected lately. That’s partly because expectations were low.

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