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, July 21, 2016 6:50 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland. Hey, is that a Pokemon over there?!

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Monday, July 11, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy still has some stuff to work on, but it’s making a comeback.

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Friday, July 8, 2016 10:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Employers added a stunning number of jobs to their payrolls in June, but unemployment rose.

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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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