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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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Ducks Criticism About Confusing Guidance

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, Ducks Criticism About Confusing Guidance

Three of the 10 voting members of the Fed's monetary policy committee wanted to raise the target range for short-term interest rates by a quarter of a point.

Why the Fed Should Raise Rates (but Probably Won't)

Why the Fed Should Raise Rates (but Probably Won't)

The Fed wants to raise business confidence? Fed Chair Janet Yellen should try showing some herself.

No Pressure From Retail Sales if Fed Wants to Delay Rate Hike

No Pressure From Retail Sales if Fed Wants to Delay Rate Hike

Sales dropped 0.3% in August, the Census Bureau said this morning, dragged lower by automobiles. That's not good news for banks like JPMorgan Chase hoping for higher interest rates.

Lackluster Jobs Data Extends 'Groundhog Day' Limbo for the Fed

Lackluster Jobs Data Extends 'Groundhog Day' Limbo for the Fed

A central bank sensitive to bad news may see this as a way out of a September rate hike.

Is ADP's Jobs Estimate Strong Enough to Satisfy the Federal Reserve?

Is ADP's Jobs Estimate Strong Enough to Satisfy the Federal Reserve?

More strong data raises the stakes for the Fed's September interest-rate decision. Big businesses led August hiring gains, adding 70,000 workers, while small firms hired 63,000 new employees.