Fed expects rate hike -- will economy play ball? - USA TODAY

The Federal Reserve took a pass on raising interest rates last week but — noting the economy is picking up after a sluggish first half of the year — said it expects to act by December, assuming the data hold up. Now it's up to the economy to ...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Economists weigh in: How Trump and Clinton stack up - CBS News

As Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton seek to sway voters with their economic plans, another group is also voicing their opinions: economists. From almost every corner of the U.S., they've been crunching the numbers ...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Yahoo users: Do this immediately to protect yourself - USA TODAY

If you have a Yahoo account, reset your password. Immediately. That's because the company announced Thursday at least 500 million accounts were stolen. That's right — 500 million people whose names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth ...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Is global trade suffering from 'cardiac arrest?' - CNNMoney

Global trade is stuck in a deep malaise and may even be suffering from "cardiac arrest." That's the grim warning in new research released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD], which warns of serious consequences for ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Even Without Interest Rate Hike, Banks Must Lend to Small Businesses - Forbes

Many bankers and economists then anticipated that the central bank would increase rates its next policy meeting on September 20-12. That seems unlikely to happen at this point. Now, a rate hike seems to be on hold indefinitely, and the banks find ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Household income in 2015 grew at fastest rate on record - USA TODAY

After eight lean years, Americans finally got fatter paychecks in 2015 -- their first significant pay hike in eight years -- as the U.S. median household income rose 5.2% to $56,516, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But income of the ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

IEA Changes View on Oil Glut, Sees Surplus Enduring in 2017 - Bloomberg

QuickTake Oil Prices. World oil stockpiles will continue to accumulate through 2017, a fourth consecutive year of oversupply, according to the IEA. Consumption growth sagged to a two-year low in the third quarter as demand faltered in China and India ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

US job openings at record high, skills mismatch emerging - Reuters

The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released by the Labor Department on Wednesday also pointed to tightening conditions in the labor market, which could spur faster wage growth. JOLTS, is one of the job market metrics on ...

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

How Apple's stock usually trades around iPhone launches - CNBC

But the day after the iPhone announcement, Apple is positive 70 percent of the time by an average of almost 1 percent, according to the Kensho study. This graphic shows how the stock has moved historically on and after Apple announcement days.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Why Lego wanted people to stop buying its toys - Washington Post

Business has been so brisk at the world's most profitable toymaker that Lego last year did something unusual: It began looking for ways to discourage customers from buying its products. The Danish company scaled back its advertising efforts amid a 25 ...

Tuesday, September 06, 2016