Economy at a glance

Live Long and Draw my Image on $5 Bills

Mar 2, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.
Cuba

Why U.S. banks are keeping an eye on Cuba talks

Feb 27, 2015
U.S. and Cuban negotiators will meet in Washington Friday.
Posted In: cuba, international, Banks
Despite the risk of shutting down looming, the Department of Homeland Security also consistently ranks worst for morale among large government agencies.

Cities and counties rely on Homeland Security dollars

Feb 27, 2015
Local governments are watching the impasse over Homeland Security funding.
Posted In: Homeland Security, DHS, Philadelphia
Netflix Earnings

Some people are actually paying for Netflix

Feb 27, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the US labor market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.

Why inflation is the new variable to watch

Feb 26, 2015
With employment and salaries improving, policymakers are focusing on inflation
Posted In: inflation, The Federal Reserve, wages, Unemployment
There are many factors involved in the fluctuation of oil prices.

Why oil prices move up and down so much

Feb 26, 2015
Predicting global supply and demand is enormously complicated
Posted In: oil prices, traders, data, oil markets
Sears Canada

Looking for signs of life at Sears

Feb 26, 2015
The ailing parent company of Sears and Kmart reports its fourth quarter earnings.
Posted In: Sears, Retail, retail sales

Splitting hairs over $1.13 billion

Feb 26, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
The  Financial Services Committee heard testimony from Chairwomen Yellen on the Federal Reserves monetary policy and the state of the US economy on Capitol Hill, February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

What rising interest rates mean for the rest of us

Feb 25, 2015
Rising interest rates: If you think they won't affect you, think again.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, Yellen, loans

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Feb 25, 2015
Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation
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