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Here's Where Climate Change Could Cause Credit Downgrades
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July Existing Home Sales Fall 2.2%
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More Analysts Believe Economy Will Have A 'Soft Landing'
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Average Expected Wages Hit Record High
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The Public Credits the Fed For Stifling Inflation—Here’s Why That Matters
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Companies Tapping Brakes On Capital Expenditures Due To Federal Reserve Rate Hikes
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Mortgage Rates Rise to Near a 21-Year High, Says Freddie Mac
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Federal Reserve Officials Are Worried You're Getting Paid Too Much
An aerial view shows a home under construction at a housing development on June 21, 2023 in Lemont, Illinois.
Housing Starts Rose in July as Building Permits Show Decline May Be Looming
A dealer puts up a "For Lease" sign in a used car for sale at a dealership in Richmond, California, US, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.
Credit Card Debt, Auto Loan Delinquencies Pose Problems for Consumer Lending
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Shoppers Are Turbocharging The Economy, GDP Model Shows
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High Interest Rates Could Be Here For a While, Fed Official Says
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Business Inventories Edge Lower in June as Demand Slows
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UBS and Credit Suisse Project Global Wealth Will Rise 38% by 2027
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Home Builders' Confidence Tumbles on Rising Rates
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July Retail Sales Beat Expectations
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Consumers' Expectations for Inflation Move Closer to Fed's Target
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Job Hunters Have Had The Upper Hand in These Three States in the Wake of the Pandemic
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Prices in China are Falling: Here's Why That's a Problem
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Consumer Confidence Softens in August Amid Rising Gas Prices
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Global Rice Prices Hit 12-Year High Last Month Following Indian Ban of Rice Exports
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Producer Prices are the Canary in the Coal Mine for Consumers and Fed
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Inflation Cooled In July, Despite Uptick In Year-Over-Year Rate to 3.2%
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New York City Economic Tracker: July 24, 2023
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Dwindling Trade Highlights China's Shrinking Role as Workshop of the World
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June Wholesale Inventories Fall, But Remain Elevated Over Last Year
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Interest Rates May Have Reached Their Peak, Fed Official Says
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Small Businesses Remain Pessimistic Due To Inflation, Labor Market Woes
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Is Inflation Tamed? Thursday's Inflation Numbers Will Give the Fed New Clues
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Home Prices are Back to Breaking Records
Michelle Bowman, governor of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Fed Listens event in Washington, D.C., US, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
With Inflation Still Above Targets, Officials Leave Room For Another Hike
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How DOE Delaying Replenishing Strategic Petroleum Reserve Will Impact Prices
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These 10 Countries Now Have Better Credit Ratings Than The United States
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Jobs Are Back After The Pandemic, But Working? Not So Much
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New Signed Contracts, Listings Drop in New York, Southern California
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Fitch Downgrades US Credit Rating Amid Fiscal Face-Offs. Here's Why It Matters.
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What Recession? Model Shows GDP Growth Accelerating To 3.9% In 3rd Quarter
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Construction Spending Jumped in June
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The Great Housing Crash of 2023 That Wasn't
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Job Market Pickings Got Slimmer in June, Though Far From a Famine
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How Long Can U.S. Consumers’ Spending Spree Continue?
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Borrowing Continued To Get Tougher in Second Quarter
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Businesses Expect Revenue Growth Despite Macroeconomic Conditions, Says Survey
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Consumer Sentiment Shows People Have Noticed Slowing Inflation and Like It
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Fed's Preferred Inflation Measure Falls To 3%
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Pending Home Sales Increase for First Time in Three Months
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Congressional Budget Office Adopts Sunnier Economic Outlook
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GDP Grew At Surprisingly High 2.4% Annual Rate in 2nd Quarter
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The Cost of Battling Inflation: $691 a Month for Borrowers
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New Home Sales Slow in June
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Why Some Economists Think a Recession is Inevitable—And Others That It’s Nearly Impossible
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Home Prices Up In May, S&P Case-Shiller Shows
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The Fed is Set For One More Rate Hike This Week. Then What?
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With Fewer Houses On The Market, Brokers And Lenders Compete For Crumbs
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USDA Targets Corporate Practices on Food Prices
An American flag flies above the construction site of a multifamily housing development on June 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Amid Low Inventory Market, Housing Starts Fell in June
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Loan Growth Buoys Earnings at Big Banks, Even as Applications Decline
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China's Flagging Economy Has Global Impact
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Early Retirement Trend Fading as Older Workers Make Up Larger Part of Workforce
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US Retail Sales Tick Up, Boosted by Strong Online Spending