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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4 Biggest Hints Hidden in the Fed's Meeting Minutes

4 Biggest Hints Hidden in the Fed's Meeting Minutes

How President Trump's proposed government stimulus measures might affect the economy was a key question at the Federal Open Markets Committee's most recent meeting.

Obama's 'Last' Jobs Report Trails Estimates -- and Doesn't Help Trump Either

Obama's 'Last' Jobs Report Trails Estimates -- and Doesn't Help Trump Either

The results, with the slowing job creation and forecast miss, weaken President-elect Donald Trump's argument that his election has brought hope to U.S. businesses and workers.

Despite 'Trump Rally,' December Payroll Growth Lags Behind Forecasts

Despite 'Trump Rally,' December Payroll Growth Lags Behind Forecasts

Private sector employers added 153,000 workers in December, missing forecasts for 172,000 new jobs in a survey by Econoday, and down sharply from a revised 215,000 positions in November.

Fed Still Hopes It Can Gradually Hike Rates, but Trump Could Be an Issue

Fed Still Hopes It Can Gradually Hike Rates, but Trump Could Be an Issue

Inflation is so low, the Fed thinks it has time to react to Trump's stimulus after it kicks in.

Four Fast Reads From the Fed's Minutes

Four Fast Reads From the Fed's Minutes

The minutes of the Federal Reserve's meeting in December suggested more aggressive rate hikes in 2017.

Confident Consumers, Strong Home Sales Point to Solid 2017

Confident Consumers, Strong Home Sales Point to Solid 2017

Two big indicators suggest consumers are growing more confident in the economy as Trump prepares to take office.

GDP Picked Up in Third Quarter, but It May Not Last

GDP Picked Up in Third Quarter, but It May Not Last

Gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.5% between July and September, the Commerce Department said. That was quicker than the department estimated last month.

Surprisingly Low New-Home Starts Show Confusion About Trump's Impact

Surprisingly Low New-Home Starts Show Confusion About Trump's Impact

Interest rates on mortgages are rising, hampering shoppers' budgets, but builders think Trump may help remove regulatory barriers that have hampered some construction.

Fed Approves Second Rate Hike Since Financial Crisis -- Now What?

Fed Approves Second Rate Hike Since Financial Crisis -- Now What?

Wednesday's rate hike was widely expected, with rate futures indicating a 90% chance the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee would act.

November Retail Sales Show Consumers Chugging Along, but More Slowly

November Retail Sales Show Consumers Chugging Along, but More Slowly

The data arrived on the day the Fed is expected to raise short-term interest rates for the first time this year -- and the second since the 2008 financial crisis.