Monday, March 18, 2013 6:30 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week reports are due on housing starts and existing home sales.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In some ways, things in Washington, D.C., seem to get harder to understand by the day.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Much of the recent economic data we’ve seen has looked better than expected, but this week’s economic updates may prove to be less inspiring.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 10:31 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The February jobs report contains some better-than-expected news about hiring, adding to other positive signs about the economy.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Despite lackluster growth seen in the final quarter of last year, the Federal Reserve’s economic update provides evidence of continuing expansion.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Two endeavors — forecasting weather and forecasting economic impacts of Washington decision-making — actually should belong in the same place.

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Monday, March 4, 2013 11:45 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In a speech at a conference of the National Association for Business Economics, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen said she believes the Fed should continue with quantitative easing.

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Monday, March 4, 2013 6:30 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week, the highlight among scheduled economic data is the monthly jobs report, due at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:15 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The impending the package of mandatory spending cuts has been decried this week as “immediate, painful, arbitrary” and using “the meat-cleaver approach.”

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Tags: news, sequester
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With $85 billion in mandatory federal spending cuts due Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urges officials in Washington to act quickly to avoid them.

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