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Recent articles by Paul:

Does the Fed really expect faster rate hikes?

Federal Reserve meeting minutes highlight a light week of economic news. → Read More

Markets fired up consumer spending and shopping. Will a drop douse the flames?

Wealth effects from rising home and stock prices have fueled a third of consumer spending growth over the past year. A market drop could reverse that. → Read More

Nasty flu season takes toll on small businesses

The bad flu season is having a modest impact on the economy but hammering productivity for some companies. → Read More

9 tips for preventing flu at the office

This flu season is one of the worst in the past decade, and it’s causing major disruptions for many employers. → Read More

Workers seek $15 wage, union rights in protests in many cities

Fast food at other low-paid workers in nearly 50 cities took part in demonstrations Monday. → Read More

Inflation report takes spotlight amid market plunge

The January inflation report highlights a week of economic news that also includes reports on retail sales, housing starts and industrial production. → Read More

10 stock market words you need to understand when the Dow Jones turns bumpy

Here's a quick definition of the word and nine other terms that crop up during periods of market turbulence. → Read More

Call in the shrinks! Why stocks are wobbly while the economy is steady

The market decline Friday and Monday was rooted in investor belief that a good economy is bad for stocks. The actual picture is more complicated. → Read More

Employers added 200,000 jobs in January, topping forecasts

Employers added a better-than-expected 200,000 jobs and wages grew at their fastest pace since the recession. → Read More

Fed stands pat on rates, clears way for March hike

The Fed is expected to hold its key interest rate steady but leave the door open to a March hike. → Read More

ADP: Businesses added 234,000 private sector jobs in January, marking strong start to year

The growth was higher than economists expected, a good sign for the rest of the year. → Read More

Did the labor market have a Happy New Year?

The January jobs report highlights this week's economic news. → Read More

Economy grew solid 2.6% in Q4 but less than expected

The performance fell short of analysts’ estimates. → Read More

Trump tariffs on solar panels, washing machines could raise prices

The Trump administration's tariffs on solar panels and washers are likely to increase consumer prices, industry officials say. → Read More

Shutdown likely to take minimal economic toll

Shutdown likely to take minimal economic toll unless it drags on for weeks → Read More

SF Fed's Williams: Strong economy may spur talk of additional rate hikes

San Francisco Fed President John Williams says economic growth has strengthened in that could prompt four rate hikes in 2018. → Read More

Trump and your finances: Taxes, student and payday loans, tips targeted in 1st year

The Trump administration is moving to roll back a laundry list of financial regulations aimed at prootecting consumers and workers. → Read More

Jobs market: Labor shortage means longer hours but more cash for workers

Employers are giving workers more hours because they're struggling to find new hires. → Read More

Did home building end 2017 with a bang?

Industrial production and housing starts headline a light week of economic news. → Read More

Which generation has the most debt and the worst credit scores? Hint: It's not Millennials

Experian's State of Credit report shows that some age groups are handling debt and managing their creditworthiness better than others. → Read More