Items Tagged with 'Federal Reserve'


Strategist: Recession is on deck

Expert says current U.S. economic expansion is in ‘bottom of the eighth with two outs.’

August 30, 2019
Although economic expansions have no built-in timer, enough “stresses and strains” are piling up that a market analyst believes the likelihood of a mild recession is around 30% next year and 50% in 2021. Read More

Behaving badly in 2019

February 1, 2019
Richard Thaler, the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, might very well be labeled the “father of behavioral economics.” Read More

Economic forecast contains ‘two stories’

Top Comerica analyst says the weather is fine today, but storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.

January 18, 2019
One of the nation’s top economists told a recent gathering of local business executives that economic conditions still are looking positive for 2019, but risk factors are “piling up” for a mild recession. Read More

Economic well-being starts with education

August 3, 2018
The Federal Reserve recently published its “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017.” Its data comes from a survey of Americans’ assessments of their economic well-being. Read More

Economist: Rate hike aims to spur expansion

The Federal Reserve plans to continue incremental increases in 2018.

December 15, 2017
Following better-than-expected job growth in November, the Federal Reserve on Dec. 13 voted to raise the federal funds interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point. Read More

Retailers’ short-term optimism is rising with the temperatures

June 6, 2014
LANSING — Michigan retailers welcomed a long-awaited rise in sales during April with a burst of optimism about sales for the rest of spring and early summer, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Read More

How does 'tapering' affect markets?

December 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has a communication problem. Read More