Economy

Filled with confidence in Trump economy, consumers opened Q3 with robust spending

By Dan Calabrese The media are trying pretty hard to convince you the Trump economy isn’t as good as the evidence says it is. They want you to ignore GDP growth and focus on “wage

Economy

For the first time in a decade, banks are actually paying their depositors

By Dan Calabrese Excessively high interest rates are not good. You probably already figured that. But interest rates that stay near zero for the better part of a decade are not good either, although you’d

Economy

Economists: OK fine, we’ll hit 3 percent growth this year, but after that . . . disaster!

By Dan Calabrese This is as predictable as the sun rising in the east, whenever there is a Republican in the White House. If the economy is strong – as it is right now –

Economy

July job growth merely keeps pace with population growth at 157,000

By Dan Calabrese This is really not a jobs report for anyone to get excited about, regardless of which side you come down on in the never-ending battle to gain partisan advantage from everything. Adding

Economy

Here’s why the fundamentals of the economy suggest strong growth could be with us for awhile

By Dan Calabrese I’m as happy as the next guy that the economy grew 4.1 percent in the second quarter. It’s the most important outcome we wanted to see from the tax cut, deregulation, energy

Economy

SOLID: Second quarter GDP growth comes in at 4.1 percent

By Dan Calabrese It’s not the scorching 5.0 percent or more that we envisioned in our fondest dreams. It’s not the 4.5 percent that might have prompted us to throw a party. But 4.1 percent

Economy

Economy produces 213,000 new jobs in June, more people re-enter the workforce

By Dan Calabrese You’ve probably never heard someone tell you it was a good thing that the unemployment rate rose. I’m going to tell you that. With 213,000 new jobs created in June – well

Economy

Pelosi trashes Trump employment numbers ‘hip hip hooray …what does that mean to me and my life?’

By Robert Laurie If I didn’t know better, I’d almost be willing to bet that Nancy Pelosi is actively trying to keep the House of Representatives in Republican hands. Every single time she opens her

Economy

Smart CEOs aren’t sweating the search for workers; they’re focused on productivity

By Herman Cain When the unemployment rate was reported to have hit a new low-low of 3.8 percent for May, the usual expectation by some media folks is that employers will have a hard time

Economy

Pelosi’s new talking point: record low unemployment is meaningless

By Robert Laurie Friday’s jobs report has been met with virtually universal praise. The demographic breakdowns are consistently strong, matching or exceeding the high-water marks set prior to the collapse in 2000, While African-American, Hispanic,