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 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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Monday, August 31, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The economic picture may get a little clearer with this week’s employment report.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:52 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A surprisingly strong growth reading may make the Fed’s rate decision even tougher.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear about millennials’ credit challenges and about our latest look at Americans’ financial security.

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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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