February 7, 2018

Homeownership Rate Reaches 3-Year High

The national homeownership rate reached its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing slightly in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Quarterly […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
June 9, 2017

Beige Book: Slower Growth, Less Optimism

Economic growth slowed across parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, and some firms have become a bit less optimistic about the future, according to a […]
April 13, 2017

Consumer Optimism Surges in March

Consumers continued growing more optimistic in March, however much of the increasing sentiment is due to changed evaluative criteria, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
April 3, 2017

The Housing Crisis: 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way […]
March 29, 2017

Student Loan Defaults on the Rise

A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by […]
March 8, 2017

Housing Confidence Reaches All-Time High

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)  increased by 5.6 percentage points in February to 88.3, a new all-time high. The report found that 5 […]
October 17, 2016

Existing Homes Fall to 7-Month Low

Contracts to purchase previously owned homes fell to a seven-month low in August, held back by a tight supply in the housing market, according to a […]