Government

September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017: Facts and Figures

Today is Labor Day – the holiday will be celebrated by families around the country with picnics, barbecues, road trips, and sports events.  It is the […]
August 25, 2017

Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Level Since January

Consumers became more confident during the first half of August than at any point since January, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University of […]
August 24, 2017

Banks Cut Back on Risky Lending

For the first time since 2012, lenders are making fewer subprime loans, according to a new report from TransUnion.  Subprime loans are those made to consumers with […]
August 17, 2017

No Housing Bubble … Just Yet

As home prices continue to rise across the U.S., the dreaded b-word is beginning to be heard in some overheated markets.  However, many companies insist that despite the […]
August 14, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Down in July

Though the Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate climbed steeply in June, it retreated just as quickly in July. The delinquency rate for US commercial real estate loans […]
August 9, 2017

Homeownership Up From 50-Year Low

The U.S. homeownership rate climbed in the second quarter, a signal that the sharp downward spiral that began after the housing crash is finally reversing.  The […]
August 8, 2017

Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

Small business owners are more optimistic than they have been in a decade, according to a new Wells Fargo and Gallup small business survey.  The survey resulted in a Small […]
August 7, 2017

Consumers Grow Pessimistic About Future

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic in their future this July, however confidence levels remain historically high, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
August 4, 2017

Most Americans Die With Debt

You’re probably going to die with some debt to your name. In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according […]