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.
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week ahead brings updated stats on housing and growth and maybe some Fed news.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Newly released notes show the Fed edged closer to a rate hike at last month’s meeting.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week is likely to bring economic sleuths more evidence of what the Fed plans to do.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

U.S. wages have been stuck in a low gear for a long time. Will they rev up soon?

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest report on retail sales suggests there’s no reason to worry about consumers.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 11:55 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The July employment report was so tame it probably keeps the Fed on track to raise interest rates.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:42 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New economic growth data are a mixed bag and make the Fed’s decision-making even tougher.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These seven questions will show you’re engaged and ambitious — and get you the information you need to know about a prospective employer.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:21 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The June jobs report offers less than meets the eye, despite falling unemployment.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is proposing to raise the income threshold for workers eligible to earn overtime.

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