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.
Friday, January 8, 2016 10:14 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s December jobs report looks really strong, at least on the surface.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment report may hold clues on how the Fed proceeds with interest rates.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new year’s big financial questions involve interest rates, jobs, oil prices and more.

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Monday, December 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in a long time is likely to be just a start.

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Monday, December 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

CD rates, the job market and Social Security. Hear how they’re all connected.

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Monday, December 7, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear why gas prices may go even lower, and find out how consumers feel about their finances.

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Friday, December 4, 2015 10:08 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A healthy jobs report means it’s beginning to look a lot like a pre-Christmas rate hike.

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Monday, November 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Toys R Us executive talks about the top holiday toys; a survey looks at investing by age group.

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Monday, November 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

U.S. labor secretary tells Bankrate wages are growing. So why isn’t he completely satisfied?

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Monday, November 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week brings news about housing and an update on what the Fed may be thinking.

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