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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @timmullaney.
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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
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?
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.
Solid Jobs Report Helps Clinton, May Set Stage for Autumn Rate Hike
The better-than-expected job gains and lower unemployment rate helps Democrat Hillary Clinton, while confident, safely employed consumers may let the Federal Reserve boost interest rates sooner than markets anticipated.
Strong ADP Jobs Report Sets Stage for Third-Quarter Bounce
Private employers added 179,000 jobs in July, setting the stage for Friday's unemployment report.