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Profit warnings on the rise: forecasting is tough in a changing economy.

I thought you said that things were getting better?

We all know that a week is a long time in politics, but what about economics? Only seven days after the… 1,018 more words

Business Economics

Don’t Forget the Consumer!

Popular Economics Weekly

“It’s the Consumers, Stupid,” is an oft-repeated mantra being echoed currently by Internet advocates who want to keep Internet access free. But there’s a more important reason to worry about consumer health. 659 more words

Weekly Financial News

Why credit card companies are dangling more rewards in front of people

Despite some recent backsliding, the total pile of US credit card debt outstanding remains far below its pre-crisis peak. New regulations, changing consumer attitudes toward debt, and more conservative lending during the Great Recession drove the change over the last few years. 157 more words

Economic Recovery Is For Real

Popular Economics Weekly

We are already in July, and can now see that the US economic recovery is for real, in spite of the past winter. 400 more words

Weekly Financial News

What Happened within the Espirito Santo Group?

Observations on the Capital Markets – Week Ended July 11, 2014

It was a tough week for Europe over all last week – industrial production declined in Germany, Italy, France, and the UK, with the details broadly downbeat. 885 more words

Macroeconomics

Where is Housing Affordable?

The Mortgage Corner

Why aren’t there more home buyers? It seems that housing can’t really recover until household incomes recover, and household incomes are barely keeping up with inflation at the moment. 456 more words

Weekly Financial News

New home applications decline in June from May | Wells Fargo reports inline earnings | U.S. economic lowered.

Friday – July 11

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported on Thursday that applications for new home purchases fell by 5% in June from May as the spring buying season faded. 208 more words

Mortgage & Market News