Employment

October 6, 2016

Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015

Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on […]
October 5, 2016

Trucking Is Growth Business for Leasing

New business volume grew 12.4% in the equipment finance industry in 2015, according to the 2016 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the Equipment […]
October 4, 2016

Survey: Election Outcome is Economy’s Big Threat

What the majority of Americans fear most about the upcoming presidential election is the election itself — and that might be the scariest part of all.  […]
September 29, 2016

Labor Day Week Sees Uptick in Mortgage Applications

Homebuyers jumped back into the market after Labor Day, filing applications for mortgages at a far faster pace than in previous weeks.  Total mortgage application volume […]
September 27, 2016

Housing Debt is a Growing Concern for Retirees

Americans are carrying higher levels of debt as they head into retirement, raising the specter of financial headaches in their old age, according to a new […]
September 22, 2016

Digital Banking Ushers in New Loyalty Rewards Programs

Credit card rewards programs were born in the heyday of plastic and paper. As payments go digital, banks will have to make sure their loyalty programs […]
September 21, 2016

Some Cities Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages

More than 1 in 10 U.S. homeowners remain underwater on their mortgages.  This number is much less than a year ago and far lower than when the […]
September 20, 2016

Mortgage Origination Demand Hits Pre-Crisis High

Home purchase lending hit a post-2007 high in the second quarter as low interest rates and growing consumer confidence continue to support the housing market.  “You […]