RMQA21: Pandemic Saw Changes in Consumer Behavior—Most of it Good
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The economy continued to improve in 2021, fueled by record consumer savings and strong gains in employment, despite the coronavirus pandemic that could have otherwise ground it to a halt, said Emre Sahingur, Senior Vice President of Predictive Analytics with VantageScore Solutions LLC, Stamford, Conn.
Update: House, Senate Pass Continuing Resolution, Avoid Shutdown; Chopra Confirmed as CFPB Director
Congress on Thursday passed a nine-week Continuing Resolution, avoiding controversial sticking points, to fund the federal government through December 3, avoiding yet another potentially disastrous government shutdown.
Final 2Q GDP Estimate Ticks Up to 6.7%
The U.S. economy rumbled along at an even faster pace than previously thought, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday.
Initial Claims: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 11,000 last week, continuing a recent pattern of erratic performance, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
Asking Prices Up 12% to Record High; Other Measures Signal Market Cooling
Asking prices of homes listed for sale increased to a record-high 12%, said Redfin, Seattle, even as other housing market measures continued to show signs of cooling.