By Joseph Lawler | 07/22/14 10:58 AM
Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/21/14 08:17 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen isn't sure what's gone wrong with the U.S. housing comeback. “I have to say that I'm somewhat surprised,” Yellen said of the weakness of the housing market in a hearing in the House last week. “Frankly, it continues to be sluggish. And I can't give...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/18/14 05:17 PM
The government's consumer finance regulatory agency is seeking to create a new source of aggravation for banks: Consumer testimonials and reviews of financial services.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 06:37 PM
Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 03:47 PM
By defining the center of economic opinion on a range of topics from mortgages to health care, Mark Zandi has made himself a valuable authority. The leaders of both parties love to cite him -- when his analysis helps their cause.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 04:56 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch isn't playing along with Jack Lew's exhortation for "economic patriotism."
By Joseph Lawler | 07/17/14 01:29 PM
The White House jumped into the debate about the decline of work in the U.S. with a new report Thursday, making a bold prediction about the future of the workforce.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/16/14 05:50 PM
She avoided making any big monetary policy news in two appearances on Capitol Hill this week, but Janet Yellen couldn't escape a few confrontations that raise doubts about the details of the Federal Reserve's plans to avoid bailouts in future financial crises.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 01:43 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilled Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on an important provision of the law intended to prevent banks from becoming too big to fail.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/14/14 07:38 AM
If the current economic recovery had kept pace with other post-World War II recoveries, the average American would have $2,700 more in annual income.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/08/14 01:34 PM
Like Obamacare, the 2010 financial reform law has many unintended consequences, the latest of which could be soaring insurance rates.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/10/14 02:43 PM
Economists say the current wave of illegal immigration from Central America was predictable, to an extent, and for different reasons than the migrants might identify.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/10/14 06:27 PM
Stanley Fischer warned that "actively breaking up the largest banks would be a very complex task, with uncertain payoff," even though some critics say more regulation is needed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.Â
By Joseph Lawler | 07/10/14 12:53 PM
House Republicans are trying again to rein in the Federal Reserve, this time with a bill that would force the central bank to explain its monetary policy decisions to Congress.
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