Inflation, abortion and state of US democracy rank among the top issues facing voters before the midterm elections, regardless of race, ethnicity or party affiliation.
The Fed is also beginning to reduce its massive balance sheet, which is beginning to cause disruptions in the $24 trillion Treasury market.
Americans voters are angry about everything from abortion to inflation. While anger is good for voter turnout, it’s ultimately bad for solving problems in a democracy.
President Joe Biden’s suggestion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over has led to a backlash among some experts who suggest the comment is premature – and counterproductive.
The Fed’s recent rate hikes are contributing to higher prices and growing recession risks around the world, yet there are good reasons why the US central bank has to keep its focus domestic.
The US economy shrank for a second straight quarter. While some call that a recession or a strong sign of one, a financial economist explains why the term probably doesn’t yet apply.
Manufactured housing – the preferred name for what were once called mobile homes – has changed dramatically in recent decades. Three planning experts call for giving it a new look.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by an additional three-quarters of a percentage point. An economist explains what this means for the economy.
Because housing is sensitive to changes in borrowing costs, it can tell policymakers and consumers a lot about whether the Fed’s plan is working.
The United States still sees itself as the world’s one and only superpower… The reality is now quite different: for several years, the country has been undergoing a slow but inevitable decline.
Soaring inflation in the US has been driven in part by large increases in the price of groceries – a burden that falls disproportionately on lower-income families.
The legacy of racism in both the United States and the United Kingdom has impacted the ability of Blacks and other ethnic groups to accumulate wealth.
The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.
The Federal Reserve is expected to lift interest rates a half point at its next meeting and more in the coming months, but it may be too late to forestall an economic downturn.
Most of the gains went to the richest Americans, but almost everyone saw an improvement in terms of net wealth.
The Fed officially began its biggest inflation fight in four decades.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and resulting sanctions are causing oil prices to spike, which is putting more pressure on inflation and increasing the risk of recession.
A sea level scientist explains the two main ways climate change is threatening the coasts.
Higher interest rates reduce demand for goods and services, which makes it harder for companies to raise prices. But there are risks as well.
While the uptick in the unemployment rate in January may seem like bad news, the reason it rose actually shows the labor market returning to normal.