November’s Jobs Report Is Strong, But There Are Caveats

November’s Jobs Report was stronger than expected, but there are several caveats to keep in mind.

Trump Nominates Jerome Powell To Head Federal Reserve Board

President Trump has selected Jerome Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, to replace Janet Yellen as Chairman.

August Jobs Report Disappoints As It Fails To Meet Expectations

August’s Jobs Report came in below expectations.

GDP Growth Solid In Second Estimate, But Can It Be Sustained?

The new GDP growth estimate shows healthy economic growth in the second quarter, but it’s unclear if it can be sustained.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For July

July’s jobs report beat expectations, but the underlying numbers aren’t entirely positive either.

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Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Are Historically Bad And Only Likely To Get Worse

Donald Trump is the most unpopular incoming President in more than eighty years.

Trump’s First Quarter GDP Numbers Aren’t Exactly Impressive

The first scorecard for President Trump’s first economic quarter in office isn’t exactly very good.

A Disappointing March Jobs Report

After starting the year with two good months, the jobs report for March was quite disappointing.

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So Far, There’s No Sign Of A ‘Trump Bump’ In The Economy

So far, there’s no sign that Donald Trump is having much of an impact on the economy.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Third Time In Fifteen Months

For only the third time since the Great Recession ended, the Federal Reserve Board has raised interest rates.

Signs Of An Anti-Trump ‘Tea Party’ At Congressional Town Halls

At Congressional town halls across the country, there are signs of what could turn into a movement that would cause real headaches for the GOP in future elections.

A Strong January Jobs Report, But Signs Of Possible Weakness Ahead

The first Jobs Report of 2017 saw healthy jobs growth in January, but there are signs we may be reaching a point where hiring could slow down.

Women’s March Draws Record Crowds: So Now What?

A movement motivated by hurt and fear turned into a political force eight years ago. Can another follow suit?

The Most Dreadful Inaugural Address in History

A speech traditionally used to unite was instead a continuation of a divisive campaign.

December Jobs Report Reveals Tepid Jobs Growth

A tepid December jobs report tops off a tepid year.

Government Reports Strong Economic Growth In Third Quarter, But It’s Unlikely To Last

The economy grew strongly in the third quarter of the year, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

October Jobs Report Shows Resilient Jobs Growth

Another month of resilient, but not noteworthy, jobs growth.

September Jobs Report Reveals A Resilient, But Not Strong, Economy

The September Jobs Report continues to show an economy that is growing to some degree, but hardly growing as fast as it should be.

No, Immigrants Aren’t Taking Your Job

A new study debunks an old idea.

Federal Reserve Board Declines To Raise Interest Rates Again

An unsurprising decision from the Federal Reserve.

Sluggish Economic Growth, The Federal Reserve, And The 2016 Election

Another sign of a weak economy as the Federal Reserve considers rate hikes and the Presidential campaign moves forward.

July Jobs Report Shows Solid Jobs Growth Continuing

The July Jobs Report was largely a continuation of the good news from June, but the question is how long that can last.

ObamaCare Having Predictable Effects on Healthcare Market

We’re further from a public option than we were in 2009. The need for it has become more acute.

What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

Janet Yellen Hints At Slow Economic Growth, But No Recession, Going Forward

The head of the Federal Reserve tells Congress that the economy is unlikely to enter recession this years, but isn’t exactly going to be booming either.

Federal Reserve Declines To Raise Rates Again

Once again, the Federal Reserve chooses to pass on the opportunity to raise interest rates.

An All-Around Bad Jobs Report For May

The May Jobs Report was bad all-around. The question is whether this will come to be seen as an anomaly or the beginning of a worrisome trend.

April Jobs Report Disappoints After Three Months Of Positive News

After starting off the year strong, the jobs market seems to have taken a rest in April.

Modestly Good News From The March Jobs Report

March’s Jobs Report was good, but could be better.

Primary Turnout does not Predict November Outcomes

Primary turnout is not predictive of general election outcomes.

Donald Trump, John Kasich Face Big Tests In Michigan

Both Donald Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich face big tests in tomorrow’s Michigan primary.

Solid Jobs Growth For February, But Shadows Remain Hovering Over The Economy

February’s Jobs Report was relatively positive, but there are still shadows hovering over the economy as we head further into the year.

Economy Grows At Anemic 0.7% In Final Quarter Of 2015

An anemic end to 2015 raises concerns about the health of the economy going forward.

93% of America’s Counties Still Haven’t Recovered from Great Recession

The economy is booming. Except where it’s not.

December Jobs Report Makes 2015 Second Best Year For Jobs Growth Since 1999

A strong month for jobs growth in . means 2015 ended on a strong note

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For First Time In Nearly A Decade

In a move it had been telegraphing for the better part of a year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since July 2006.

Going To College Is Still The Best Thing To Do For Your Future, Graduating Is Even Better

Going to or, preferably, graduating from college makes it far more likely you’ll have a job. The numbers don’t lie.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For November

The November Jobs Report was good, but there still aren’t signs of the kind of stronger economic growth we need to see.

Economic Growth Was Slightly Better Over The Summer Than Initially Reported

The economy performed a little better than previously reported over the summer. It’s not great, but it’s probably enough to convince the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

More Mexicans Are Leaving The U.S. To Return Home Than Arriving In The U.S.

Mexicans are more likely to be returning home than migrating to the United States, a new report finds.

Strong October Jobs Report Implicates Fed Policy, Role Of The Economy In 2016 Election

A much stronger than expected October Jobs Report suggests that the Federal Reserve is likely to move on interest rates, and raises questions about how economic issues will play out politically in 2016.

Economic Growth Over The Summer Was Quite Sluggish

Gross Domestic Product grew at a sluggish 1.5% in the just-concluded Third Quarter, calling the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates at some point even further into question.

Hillary Clinton’s Risky Bid To Distance Herself From President Obama

Hillary Clinton has started to distance herself from President Obama on some issues. It’s an understandable strategy, but it carries many risks.

Surprising Many, Federal Reserve Declines To Raise Interest Rates

After months of hinting that interest rates would be rising this month, signs of economic weakness led the Federal Reserve to hold back.

Jobs Report Points To An Anemic Economy, So Why Is The Fed Thinking Of Raising Rates?

The July Jobs Report indicates that while the economy is growing, it is not growing very much. This seems to call the Federal Reserve’s interest rate plans into question.

The Return of the Liberals

More Democrats are calling themselves “liberal” than they have in years. Republicans, too.