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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:47 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy is growing faster than first thought but faces risks from overseas.

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Friday, November 14, 2014 12:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report on October retail sales indicates low gas prices are taking some pressure off consumers.

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Friday, November 7, 2014 1:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment fell again, the latest jobs report leaves a lot to be desired.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The election has ramifications for taxes, health insurance and other consumer issues.

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Friday, October 3, 2014 11:59 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The unemployment rate dips to a six-year low during a big month for hiring.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Sales numbers for new and existing homes tell vastly different stories.

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Friday, September 5, 2014 11:29 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economy added jobs at a surprisingly slower pace in August.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:43 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A flat retail sales reading shows consumers are on the couch.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Though unemployment is higher, the economy keeps pumping out jobs at a good clip.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:46 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New sign-ups for unemployment benefits drop to the lowest level in eight years.

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