Weekly Wrap


Mortgage rates jump: Should we be worried?

Jun 28, 2013
U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
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Ben Bernanke's muddled message?

Jun 21, 2013
The Fed chairman spoke about quantitative easing on Wednesday, and the possibility of tapering, and the markets reacted.
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Do rising rates mean an improving economy?

Jun 14, 2013
The ten-year T-note is above two percent, but some are concerned this might mean the end of quantitative easing in the near future.
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May jobs report shows increased, but slow, hiring

Jun 7, 2013
The May jobs report showed increased hiring, but with a few caveats.
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Volatile markets and mixed economic data

May 31, 2013
The Weekly Wrap covers the ups and downs of the past week in economic news.
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Is the end of quantitative easing near?

May 24, 2013
Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke is cautiously optimistic.
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A week of scandal and taxes

May 17, 2013
Check out weekend reading picks (not about the IRS scandal) from our Weekly Wrap.
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Our debt limit problems are over, right?

May 10, 2013
Fannie Mae's paying $50 billion in dividends, so between that and the sequester, are our debt limit problems over?
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Positivity in the April jobs report?

May 3, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
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First quarter GDP report disappoints

Apr 26, 2013
The GDP growth of 2.5 percent falls short of what economists had predicted. But does that mean bad news for the economy?
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