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Homebuilder confidence continues to slide as interest rates continue to rise

Sep 19, 2022
Materials and labor costs are up. Building costs will climb further if interest rates on construction loans rise.
Rising interest rates are not only causing potential homebuyers to hold off on purchases, but increasing the cost of home construction.
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The price of gasoline is down, but just about everything else is still getting more expensive

Sep 13, 2022
Fresh consumer price index data pretty much guarantees a big interest rate hike when the Federal Reserve meets next week.
The cost of gasoline fell by more than 10.5% in August, according to the Department of Labor's consumer price index. But just about everything else was more expensive.
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"We need to act decisively and affirmatively to get inflation under control," says Atlanta Fed president

Jun 17, 2022
Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, on why he supports this week's rate hike.
Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, speaks at an event for the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
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Can the Fed lower inflation without getting the economy into a recession?

"A look at the record shows that the Fed often stumbles in its efforts to save the day," says Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico.
Recessions have followed many of the Federal Reserve's past interest rate hikes.
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The Fed is raising rates. Here's how it'll affect you.

Mar 15, 2017
It's a quarter-percent increase, with two more expected this year.
 Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building.
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Unexpected downturn in markets puts time on Fed's side

Jan 26, 2016
Few are expecting another interest rate hike at the Fed meeting this week.

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How an interest rate hike ripples through the economy

Dec 16, 2015
The Fed's decision doesn't mean all rates will rise at the same pace — or at all.