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, March 10, 2014 4:19 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

Consumers are flocking to lenders for mortgages, credit cards and auto loans.

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Friday, March 7, 2014 3:28 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department says 175,000 jobs were added last month, while the unemployment rate rose.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s employment reading may answer questions about hiring, raises and the weather.

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Friday, February 21, 2014 5:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A new report may have hurt the White House’s case for a higher minimum wage, though it’s providing fuel to both sides.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 1:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s report on the job market during January is seen as both ho-hum and hopeful.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:46 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is the economy under the weather? Or is it something more than that?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What’s wrong with those people in Washington? Just blame all the money, money, money coming their way.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:32 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A group of private economists predicts the U.S. will see the strongest growth it’s had in several years, and that employment will rise.

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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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