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Recent articles by Paul:

Fed to remove economy's crutch, shrink $4.5T holdings

The move could slowly increase borrowing costs for consumers and businesses. → Read More

With workers scarce, hiring criteria loosen

In the tight labor market, many companies are more willing to hire job candidates who don't meet all of their qualifications → Read More

Household incomes rise 3.2% in 2016, 2nd straight increase

US median household income rose 3.2% last year and poverty declined → Read More

Inflation report could help determine if the Fed hikes again in 2017

A report on inflation highlights this week's economic news. Also on tap: reports on retail sales, industrial production. → Read More

Vice Chair Stanley Fischer stepping down from Fed, citing 'personal reasons'

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer is stepping down from the central bank, he told President Trump in a letter Thursday. → Read More

Service sector likely grew at a healthy pace August

A report on service-sector activity highlights a light week of economic news → Read More

Hurricane Harvey expected to ding Q3 economic growth

Economists expect Hurricane Harvey to pose a significant drag on third-quarter economic growth, while another is forecasting a more modest impact. → Read More

Economy added tepid 156,000 jobs in August

Economists estimate employers added 180,000 jobs in August as gains slowed after strong showings in June and July. → Read More

Judge strikes down overtime pay hike for 4.2 million workers

A federal judge in Texas struck down the Obama administration's overtime pay expansion → Read More

Midwest hospital workers to join fight for $15 hourly wage

The employees will join fast-food workers in a nationwide day of protests as they seek $15 hourly pay and the right to join a union. → Read More

Job market: businesses added robust 237,000 in August

Payroll processor ADP reported its estimate for job gains this month. → Read More

August jobs report expected to show continued solid growth

This week's economic releases featured the August jobs report, the second estimate of economic growth in the second quarter and the latest data on consumer confidence and spending, and manufacturing activity. → Read More

After Hurricane Harvey: Tips for filing an insurance claim

Here are tips for residents affected by the hurricane's flooding. → Read More

Harvey expected to trigger modest gas price hike: analyst

Oil analyst expects Hurricane Harvey to result in just a modest increase gasoline prices starting this week. → Read More

Fed's Yellen says she's open to easing Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen defended the Dodd Frank financial reform but said "there may be benefits" to modestly tweaking a rule that restricts proprietary trading by banks. → Read More

Eurozone economy heating up, but risks loom

The eurozone economy has picked up this year, helping U.S. investors, but growth may be slowing. → Read More

Fed minutes could give clues on inflation, rates

Minutes of the Fed's late July meeting I like this week's economic releases, which also included on retail sales, housing starts and industrial production. → Read More

Participation boost: Americans are still rushing back into the job market

More Americans are being drawn back into a vibrant labor market, including less educated workers in their prime working years → Read More

It’s not just you — there really are fewer homes for sale with inventory at a 20-year low

Baby Boomers and Millennials are increasingly reluctant to resize their houses despite low interest rates. → Read More

Americans are saving less as income lags spending

The average savings rate as fallen as paychecks failed to keep pace with higher spending → Read More