Economics Blog

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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Friday, September 6, 2013 4:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

On the surface, August jobs numbers released by the Labor Department might seem OK. But they’re not what one wants to see at this point in an economic recovery.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 5:45 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week, the economic attention zeroes in on the job market

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Monday, August 19, 2013 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With mortgage interest rates rising in recent months, the outlook has become less certain.

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