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.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Here are a half-dozen things to be on the lookout for in Friday’s employment report for October.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s jobs report could help determine if the Fed raises interest rates in December.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear whether retailers are expecting a big holiday season and whether the Fed is likely to play Grinch.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A survey finds workers come up with very amusing and creative reasons for wanting to take sick time.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This year’s wild ride of economic news is likely to continue this week. Oh, and the Fed is meeting.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s news is likely to show the housing market is cruising full steam ahead.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In this Bankrate podcast, we get dead serious about Halloween prices — and jobs.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s economic playlist includes the Fed’s version of the country classic, “Behind Closed Doors.”

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Monday, October 5, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A couple of the hottest candidates in the 2016 race for the White House come from the world of business, not politics. Can a person who knows his or her way around Wall Street cut it at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.? Find out in this podcast as Mark Hamrick, Bankrate’s Washington bureau chief, chats with: Paul

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Friday, October 2, 2015 12:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department’s September jobs report shows weaker-than-expected hiring.

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