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Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Jan 27, 2015
There's a lot of talk about how the economy is improving. We want your story.
Posted In: elections, user-generated content
Can an air-thin price increase even be felt at the pump? A customer at a San Francisco service station.

Looking for meaning in a fractional gas price increase

Jan 27, 2015
For first time in four months, an average gallon goes up – from $2.033 to $2.038.
Posted In: oil prices, gas prices
Durable good are long-lasting goods, such as home appliances, that are bought by consumers. These are for sale in New York City.

What goes into the 'durable goods index'

Jan 27, 2015
Long-lasting goods are one way to measure health of U.S. manufacturing sector.
Posted In: durable goods, Commerce Department, sales
The dollar has spiked rapidly and broadly because the U.S. economy is doing relatively well.

How a strong dollar can be a corporate weakness

Jan 27, 2015
Multinational corporations can be hurt when profits are "lost in translation."
Posted In: the dollar, trade, exports, stock prices
Two women walk past a 'For Sale' sign in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Mortgage program rates due to reset this year

Jan 27, 2015
What will it mean for homeowners?
Posted In: HAMP Rates, housing rates, refinancing
Snow delay: A man who's been waiting for over two hours for a city bus covers his face during heavy snow on Jan. 26, 2015 , in New York City.

Uber's blizzard surge pricing: 'Snow' laughing matter

Jan 27, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Digital screen displays China's stock market prices.

Shanghai's mayor shifts focus away from GDP

Jan 26, 2015
For decades, GDP growth has been an "obsession" for China's government. No more.
Posted In: China, GDP, China growth

PODCAST: The 1 percent is uneven

Jan 26, 2015
First time homebuyers get a break, unequal 1-percenters, and the difficulty of sending money to Cuba
A bungalow style home for sale in San Francisco.

The FHA lowers charges to new borrowers

Jan 26, 2015
The reduction could save two million homeowners an average of about $900 a year.
Posted In: Federal Housing Administration, housing prices, homeowners

This little bitcoin went to market

Jan 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.