U.S. Jobless Claims Tick Up, Still Show Strong Labor Demand, but Mostly for Low Skill Labor
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose slightly last week to a level that’s still consistent with resilient demand for labor.
Fed Minutes Show Powell Wants To Keep Rate Hike Options Open, But Path Remains Uncertain
Federal Reserve officials stressed the need to keep their options open on future rate hikes, minutes from the central bank's May policy meeting indicated Wednesday, but hinted that if the economy performs as expected, further increases might not be necessary.
Marketmind: Get Ready for the Debt Ceiling Rally
U.S. President Biden delivers remarks on debt ceiling talks and “preventing a first-ever government default” at the White House in Washington.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Urges Bypassing Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling
Robert Reich, former secretary of labor in the U.S., has called for the government to bypass Congress in order to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally.
Federal Reserve Raises Fed Funds Rate by 25 Basis Points, Signals Possible Pause
The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) continued its year-plus slew of rate hikes on Wednesday, May 3, lifting the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to a targeted range of 5%-5.25%.
Charlie Munger Says Banks ‘Full of’ Bad Loans on Commercial Property: Report
‘It’s not nearly as bad as it was in 2008. But trouble happens to banking, just like trouble happens everywhere else.
Credit Crunch is coming for the U.S. that'll Tip the Economy into Recession, 'Dr. Doom' Economist Nouriel Roubini Warns
The U.S. is heading for a credit crunch that'll tip the economy into recession, according to “Dr Doom” economist Nouriel Roubini.
Inflation and Bank Earnings in Focus This Week
First quarter earnings season will get underway this week with big banks reporting results on Friday, April 14, as investors turn their attention slightly away from Fed policy and towards the state of play in corporate America.
JPMorgan Says U.S. is Probably Headed for Recession as Economic ‘Engines about to Turn Off’.
A series of banking crises this month headlined by the failure of Silicon Valley Bank has forced analysts from multiple banks, including JPMorgan Chase, to rewrite their recession forecasts from scratch,
Celebrity Mark Cuban Urges Fed to Buy Silicon Valley Bank Debt ‘Immediately,’ Saying It’s ‘Not the Wealthy Taking the Hit’
On Friday, March 10, the bank failed following a bank run that saw investors and depositors trying to withdraw $42 billion on Thursday alone.
Hawkish Comments from Fed's Powell Send Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 Sharply Lower
Hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sparked Wall Street selling on Tuesday, as hopes further dimmed that the central bank would be able to halt its interest rate hiking in the near future.
60% of Americans Live Paycheck to Paycheck — ‘Inflation is Part of Their Everyday Lives,’ Experts Say
As of January, 60% of all U.S. adults, including 45% of high-income earners, were living paycheck to paycheck, according to a new LendingClub report.
California Faces Blizzard Threat as Winter Storm Causes Outages across U.S.
As rare blizzard warnings were issued for the Southern California mountains, combined outages due to ice, high winds and heavy snow across the U.S. left more than 800,000 customers without power as of early Friday February 24.
Inflation Cooled Just Slightly, With Worrying Details
Inflation has slowed from its painful 2022 peak but remains uncomfortably rapid, data released Tuesday showed, and the forces pushing prices higher are proving stubborn in ways that could make it difficult to wrestle cost increases back to the Federal Reserve’s goal.