Economics Blog

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama says he’s open to a short-term budget and debt ceiling deal.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In true horror movie fashion, the debt ceiling is closing in on the U.S. economy.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The longer the government shutdown lasts, the more damage it could do.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The shutdown might affect you more than you think and put a cramp in your weekend plans.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 11:48 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

How does the fight over Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, risk closing a window on the economy?

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Monday, September 30, 2013 5:31 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unfortunately for Americans and potentially for the global economy, dysfunctional Washington has managed to steal center stage once again.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 5:45 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The message is “one one hand … on the other hand” for all of our guests as they discuss the economic outlook for 2014, mortgage rates, health insurance and garage sales.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 4:50 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Between the battle over the debt ceiling and the threat to shut down the federal government, once again there’s risk of economic damage.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 5:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve meets this week amid confusion about what it plans to do next. The question is whether the central bank is ready to take its foot off the gas pedal.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 5:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Recalling the experience of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, we don’t want excitement. Maybe we should just be happy with bland for a while.

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