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U.S. Housing Prices Fell for Seventh Straight Month in January
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The New York City Economy Tracker: February 27, 2023
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BlackRock Strategists Rule Out Fed Rate Cuts in 2023
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How Many Jobs Will the Fed’s War on Inflation Cost?
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Business Activity Rebounded in March on Higher Demand, Service Sector Strength
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Americans Spent Record $567 Billion to Fix Their Homes Last Year
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee March 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. Powell spoke on the state of the U.S. economy and suggested that interest rates will need to stay higher for longer than expected in order to curb inflation.
Fed, Focusing on Inflation, Hikes Interest Rate Again Despite Banking Turmoil
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Mortgage Rates Decline to the Lowest Level in a Month
A woman works at the Buenos Aires Central Market on March 16, 2023 in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Official inflation rate hits 102.5% in the last twelve months and it is the worst register since 1991. Inflation, along with corruption and poverty, is one of the main concerns of the Argentinians who will be heading to polls in October to vote for president.
Think Inflation Is Bad in the US? See What Other Countries are Dealing With
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Selling Your Home? You'll Get the Highest Price, Quickest Sale in One Special Week
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Existing Home Sales Surged in February, Recording First Gain in 13 Months
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Credit Card Costs Climbing as Fed Hikes Interest Rates
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Federal Lending to Banks This Week Eclipses 2008 Financial Crisis Peak
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Key Consumer Sentiment Gauge Unexpectedly Fell in March
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Housing Starts Rose by Almost 10% in February
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Yellen Says US Banking System Is Sound
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Goldman Cuts GDP Forecast on Banking Concerns
Producer Prices Unexpectedly Fell in February
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Here's What Prop 22 Means for the Gig Economy
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The Biggest Driver of Inflation Is a Price That No One Is Actually Paying
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Consumer Inflation Cooled in February
Members of the media interview a Silicon Valley Bank customer outside of the bank office on March 13, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. Days after Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, customers are lining up to try and retrieve their funds from the failed bank. The Silicon Valley Bank failure is the second largest in U.S. history.
Banking Chaos Could Prompt Fed to Slow or Pause Rate Hikes
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US Unveils 'Decisive' Action on SVB, Says All Depositors to Have Access to Deposits
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More People Are Returning to Work, Some Groups Faster Than Others
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Almost Half of Small Businesses Struggle to Fill Open Jobs
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February Jobs Growth Exceeds Expectations
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Mortgage Rates Move Up for the Fifth Week in a Row
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New York City's Rising Rents Show No Signs of Slowing
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U.S. Electricity Prices Expected to Drop
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Despite Dip, Job Openings Stayed Plentiful in January
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Private Sector Payrolls Rose More Than Expected in February
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Housing Gap Widens as More Families Confront Fewer Homes
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee March 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. Powell spoke on the state of the U.S. economy and suggested that interest rates will need to stay higher for longer than expected in order to curb inflation.
Fed Chair Powell: Rate Hikes Will Go 'Higher Than Previously Anticipated’
Chinese President Xi Jinping Must Reform China's Economy
China Sets Lowest Economic Growth Target in Three Decades
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BNPL Customers Are More Financially Vulnerable
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Central Banks See Longer, Harsher War on Inflation
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Home Loan Rates Move Higher
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The Pandemic Housing Boom Left Black Homebuyers Behind
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That College Major Aimed at Landing a High-Paying Job Might Not Land You Work After All
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What if Billionaires Paid More in Taxes?
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Mortgage Applications for Purchases Dropped to 28-Year Low Last Week
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls for Second Month; Home Price Growth Slows
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Pending Home Sales Improve for Second Straight Month
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New Home Sales Rose 7.2% in January From December
Members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Christopher Waller, Miki Bowman, Chair Jerome Powell, Vice Chair Lael Brainard, Philip Jefferson and Lisa Cook pose for a group photo.
Fed Officials, Data Reinforce Need for Persistence in Inflation Fight
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Black, Latino Employment Hurt Most by Recessions: Research
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Inflation Accelerated in January, Although Consumer Sentiment Climbed This Month
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Some Fed Policymakers Wanted Higher Rates
U.S. Mortgage Demand Skyrockets As Interest Rates Decline
Mortgage Applications Drop the Most in Five Months
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U.S. Homebuyers Start To Regain Upper Hand in 2023
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Existing Home Sales Slumped to a 12-Year Low in January
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The Yield Curve's Recession Warning is Getting Louder
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Wholesale Inflation Rose More Than Expected in January
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Homebuilder Confidence Improves at Fastest Pace in a Decade
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‘Cataclysmic’ Debt Ceiling Breach Could Cost 7 Million Jobs, Moody’s Estimates
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The New York City Economy Tracker: February 13, 2023
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Shopping Surged in January, Defying Inflation and The Fed
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The New York City Economy Tracker
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Consumers May Face 'Reckoning' As Inflation’s Descent Slows
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Consumer Prices Rose More Than Expected in January