Economics Blog

Monday, January 13, 2014 12:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The healing of the job market has been frustratingly slow. ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres says this recovery is different.

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Friday, January 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Although unemployment dipped in December, the Labor Department reported that the number of jobs created fell far short of expectations.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 4:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Those looking for work should expect hiring to accelerate this year and the quality of jobs to improve.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 1:45 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The first reading on employment in 2014 fared a bit better than expected.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:56 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. is not alone in seeing improved growth prospects for 2014.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 12:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy appears to be on a firm path of recovery. What are the risks for 2014?

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Friday, December 20, 2013 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Stocks have staged an impressive advance in 2013. Has the market risen too far?

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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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