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Past articles by Paul:

Federal Reserve will likely hike interest rates again, signal a pause in inflation fight

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate by another quarter point, then signal a long pause - if inflation eases as projected → Read More

How do I find a financial advisor? These top firms can help with financial planning

A look at top financial advisors, according to USA TODAY and Statista. Amid a volatile stock market, consumers may need guidance. → Read More

Airline pilots got sharpest pay increases since 2010; dentists, the smallest. See if your job made the list.

Airline pilots got sharpest pay increase past 10 years while dentists got the most modest. 5 occupations with sharpest pay hikes, and 5 with smallest → Read More

Millions of men are leaving the workforce. Here's the lasting impact that has on the economy.

The share of men, 25 to 54, working or looking for jobs has declined for decades. Here's the impact it's having on the economy and interest rates. → Read More

Inflation could ease faster than Fed believes, reducing need for rate hikes, easing recession risk

Inflation could slow faster than the Fed believes, reducing the need for more rate hikes and lowering recession risks. Rent growth is already easing. → Read More

U.S. jobs report today: Economy added 517,000 jobs despite recession risk; unemployment fell to 3.4%

Employers added 517,000 jobs in January, according to nonfarm payrolls figures. Unemployment fell to 3.4%, a 54-year low, jobs report shows. → Read More

How to tell if a recession hits in 2023. Keep a close eye on unemployment, consumer spending

If recession hits in 2023, unemployment will rise, jobs will be lost, consumer spending will fall. But it won't be as bad as the last two downturns. → Read More

December jobs report updates: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000

The latest jobs report shows employers added 223,000 jobs, unemployment fell to 3.5%. What's that mean for interest rates, the odds of recession? → Read More

A warning sign has been flashing red: How weak RV sales could mean a 2023 recession.

A recession warning sign has been flashing red. RV sales have weakened dramatically in recent months, possibly indicating a downturn. → Read More

Federal Reserve raises interest rate by 0.50 percentage point to curb inflation and sees steeper hikes ahead

The FOMC interest-rate decision is expected to ripple through the economy, driving up rates for credit cards, HELOCs, mortgages and other loans. → Read More

Inflation slowed sharply but stayed high in November. Here's what to know about latest CPI report.

Inflation slowed to 7.1% in November as falling gas prices were offset by rising food, rent costs. It's the smallest annual increase since late 2021. → Read More

November jobs report: Unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% with 263,000 jobs added

The most recent jobs report showed that payrolls stayed strong at 263,000. Unemployment held at 3.7%, according to the Labor Department. → Read More

The economy added 261,000 jobs in October even as recession fears, interest rates rose

The October jobs report showed the economy added 261,000 jobs last month, but a sharp slowdown is forecast. The unemployment rate rose to 3.7%. → Read More

Latest GDP report shows US economy grew 2.6%, but recession risks loom

An economic report showed growth of 2.6% in Q3, a rebound from the first half of 2022. But inflation, Fed rate hikes will likely spur recession. → Read More

How much money do you need to retire? And when should you start to save?

While there is no exact monetary amount everyone should have, you can consider needing about 80% of your current income. → Read More

Inflation eased to 8.2% but remained high in September, CPI report shows

Gas prices eased further last month but food and rent continued to march higher, keeping annual inflation at 8.2%, close to a 40-year high → Read More

Inflation remains high, sending stocks tumbling, even as lower gas prices ease consumer pain, CPI report shows

Food and rent costs rose again in August, a CPI report showed, offsetting lower gas prices and raising fears the Fed will keep sharply hiking rates. → Read More

COVID's wrath is receding: Women from 25 to 54 are returning to the job market

The share of working-age women back at work or looking for jobs shot past its pre-pandemic peak. Child care, inflation and wages are factors. → Read More

Can anything stop blockbuster US job growth? Why it keeps rolling despite slowing economy, recession worries

Hiring has continued to boom despite slowing sales and recession fears as firms struggling with labor shortages have been hesitant to lay off workers. → Read More

August jobs report: Job market 'falling back to earth,' unemployment rises to 3.7%.

The economy added 315,000 jobs in August, "getting Americans back to work," says Labor Secretary Walsh. Unemployment rose from 3.5% to 3.7%. → Read More