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, September 28, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Will we hear more of the same this week when it comes to the employment outlook and wages?

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Monday, September 28, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In this podcast: how stock investors can stay sane, and how you can land a holiday job.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is the economy as bad as the candidates are saying? What’s the outlook for jobs?

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Monday, September 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week will have us thinking about housing, economic growth and the Muppets’ late master.

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Monday, September 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve meeting will be the scene-stealer in this week’s economic news.

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Monday, September 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear what 2 experts have to say about the outlooks for employment and interest rates.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear about what’s ahead for fuel prices and at the movies.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed officials facing a big interest rate decision get new inflation data to chew on this week.

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Friday, September 4, 2015 12:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A so-so employment reading for August keeps the rate-hike guessing game going.

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Monday, August 31, 2015 10:36 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Hear about the economics of immigration and about the outlook for the world economy.

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