Saturday
February 24, 2018

News & Commentary: Economy Articles

  • 07/01/2011
    You already know from real-world experience that banks are not lending. But now your experience is backed by hard data from the FDIC.
  • 06/14/2011
    Federal banking regulators have extended a deadline for the nation's largest lenders to submit plans on how they will overhaul their loan modification and foreclosure procedures.
  • 06/01/2011
    The first quarter ended with decent home sales activity, but the rest of the year should be even better. Here's why.
  • 04/01/2011
    Businesses are finally showing signs they're ready to spend. They're sitting on profits, exports are up, and the stock market has made a nice recovery from a low point in 2009.
  • 03/07/2011
    For the near future, the Federal Reserve will likely keep short-term interest rates very low and keep its bond-purchase program in place.
  • 03/04/2011
    Long-term mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week, which could offer more savings for home buyers.
  • 03/03/2011
    Even as they acknowledge foreclosure prevention initiatives have not performed up to expectations, Obama administration officials are trying to preserve aid for borrowers in trouble.
  • 03/01/2011
    Thanks to population growth, the number of home owning households in our country normally rises by about 1 million each year. But economic conditions will sometimes throw a hurdle in the way of that.
  • 02/01/2011
    Despite concerns about the negative long-term effects of federal stimulus efforts - including the impact they will have on the country's huge budget deficit - the U.S. government continues to take action to help spur the economy.
  • 01/12/2011
    Rising unemployment and foreclosures are causing these five states to be very stressed, according to The Associated Press' monthly stress index.