Tim Mullaney

Tim Mullaney was national economics correspondent for USA Today from 2011 to 2014, and writes about economics, health care and technology. You can reach him at tim.mullaney@outlook.com and follow him on Twitter @timmullaney.

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Yellen Says Case for Rate Hikes Is Growing Stronger

Yellen Says Case for Rate Hikes Is Growing Stronger

Markets say hike will come in December, as revised GDP report is little changed

Why the U.S. Housing Market Is Good -- and Getting Even Better

Why the U.S. Housing Market Is Good -- and Getting Even Better

Existing-home sales dropped 3.2% in July to an annual rate of 5.39 million units, with the median price rising 5.3% from a year ago to $244,100.

Fed Minutes Leave No Clear Blueprint for Rate Hike

Fed Minutes Leave No Clear Blueprint for Rate Hike

The central bank has been pleading for years -- since Ben Bernanke was its chairman -- for Congress to do more to stimulate the economy.

Housing News Shows Builders (Mostly) Confident, But the Stock Market's Not

Housing News Shows Builders (Mostly) Confident, But the Stock Market's Not

Is this the time to get contrarian? Housing starts grew respectably in July, but the rate is slowing, says Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at real-estate listing site Trulia.com.

Will Retail's Flat July Hamper the Case for Rate Hikes and Hillary?

Will Retail's Flat July Hamper the Case for Rate Hikes and Hillary?

The best-performing sector was non-store merchants, such as Amazon, which continue to take market share from older rivals like Macy's and Nordstrom.