economy

March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
February 22, 2019

Only Half of Homes are Affordable for Average Buyers

Housing affordability continues to hover near a 10-year low, and the National Association of Home Builders is urging policymakers to do something about it. Of the […]
February 21, 2019

Auto Loan Delinquencies at Highest Level Since 2010

Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank […]
February 20, 2019

Recession Risk Rises to 25% in New Poll

There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
January 3, 2019

Recession Indicator Stumbles Lower in New Year

Traders return to their desks in the new year with a familiar warning signal flashing even more strongly than before — the Treasury yield curve got […]
December 4, 2018

Corporate Debt at Potentially Risky Levels

The U.S. economy is showing some vulnerabilities as investors increasingly buy up risky corporate debt and businesses rely on “historically high” borrowing levels, according to the […]
October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 19, 2018

Recession Risk is Currently ‘Below Average’

The U.S. economic expansion is probably only in its middle stages, with the chances of a recession in the next three years at a “below average” […]