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Recent articles by Paul:

Household debt tops 2008 peak ahead of financial crisis

Household debt reaches $12.73 trillion in Q1, surpassing the record $12.68 trillion in 2008 → Read More

Housing, manufacturing could lift economic growth

Data this week should reveal whether the housing sector and manufacturing will also be positive contributors to growth. → Read More

Workers to recruiters: Make me an offer

More employees switch jobs or look around In the hot job market. → Read More

Full-time jobs are easier to get

The more competitive labor market is forcing firms to hire part-timers full-time. → Read More

Upturn in retail sales would be good for Q2 growth

Also this week: Reports on inflation and labor market dynamics → Read More

Did inflation pick up in April? Fed hope so

The Fed wants a rebound to maintain its rate hike plan after an unexpected decline in March. → Read More

Employers added 211,000 jobs in April

The labor market bounced back in April amid milder weather as employers added 211,000 jobs, providing evidence that weakness the prior month was a blip that likely won’t keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates at its next meeting. The unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey, fell to 4.4% from 4.5%, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists expected 190,000… → Read More

Fed holds interest rates steady, leaves June hike on table

Federal Reserve says economy “slowed” recently but it views dip as “transitory,” adding labor market “has continued to strengthen.” → Read More

Hiring could rebound in April

Economists expect the Labor Department to tally 190,000 gains in the public and private sectors Friday. → Read More

Prices for most U.S. homes remain below precrash peaks

Only about one-third of homes have topped their prerecession highs. → Read More

Can Trump deliver 4% economic growth?

Many economists say it's a long shot. → Read More

Did job growth bounce back in April?

This week's payroll report will tell. Also: Fed meeting, consumer spending, manufacturing activity → Read More

Economy grows a feeble 0.7% in Q1

Economists expected 1% growth at an annual rate for the first three months of the year. → Read More

Economy slows dramatically, growing a feeble 0.7% in Q1

Economists expected 1% growth at an annual rate for the first three months of the year → Read More

Is the economy accelerating or floundering under Trump?

What to watch for in Friday's report on economic growth → Read More

How Trump's tax plan would affect households

Plan would cut seven tax brackets to three, double standard deduction → Read More

Small business optimism is soaring

And owners are putting their money behind their rosy outlook, a new survey shows. → Read More

Economists expect weak Q1 economic growth

Also this week: reports on new home sales, consumer confidence, business investment → Read More

Deja vu all over again? Weak Q1 growth expected

Economists estimate gross domestic product grew at a 1.2% annual rate → Read More

Why China is beating the U.S. at innovation

China is investing more in R&D that commercializes products and creates jobs, a study shows. → Read More