May 28, 2018

News & Commentary: Economy Articles

  • 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.
  • 01/12/2011
    Overall loan demand climbed 2.2 percent last week, its highest level in nearly a month, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • 01/10/2011
    Bernanke said the U.S. economy is finally reaching recovery mode, but he defended the need for a controversial plan for the Fed to buy $600 billion in government bonds that he says will keep interest rates low and recovery moving forward.
  • 01/06/2011
    The Federal Reserve will probably continue its bond-purchase program as planned, but will closely monitor the economy to see if and when adjustments are necessary.
  • 01/06/2011
    Interest rates decreased slightly for the week with analysts attributing the dip to looming economic uncertainty.
  • 01/05/2011
    Purchase loan requests dropped 0.8 percent last week, while refinancings jumped 3.9 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • 01/05/2011
    A record number of foreclosures were on the market last year, along with a record number of people looking to buy them. What will 2011 hold?
  • 11/01/2010
    Amid all the news coverage about how the housing market is still in the tank, there’s one piece of news that seems to have escaped most commentators: Housing is at its most affordable level in decades.
  • 10/01/2010
    We’re in the midst of a post–tax credit pause in home sales, but the length and depth of the pause don’t depend heavily on consumer spending. This time, businesses are in the driver’s seat.