Jeffry Bartash, Moneyish

Jeffry Bartash


Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Jeffry:

U.S. economy revs up a bit in October after delta speed bump, IHS finds

The large service side of the economy sped up in October after hitting a delta speed bump a month earlier and manufacturers also expanded rapidly, but... → Read More

U.S. leading indicators rises smaller 0.2% in September

The U.S. leading economic index grew a softer 0.2% in September and pointed toward somewhat slower growth, the Conference Board said Thursday."The U.S. LEI... → Read More

Jobless claims fall to pandemic low of 290,000 as U.S. businesses try to avoid layoffs due to labor shortage

The number of Americans who recently lost jobs and applied for unemployment benefits fell again in mid-October to a new pandemic low, as companies shied away... → Read More

Fed Beige Book finds labor and supply shortages are cramping the U.S. economy

The U.S. economy is still growing at a solid pace, a Federal Reserve report said Wednesday, but labor shortages and supply-chain bottlenecks are restraining... → Read More

U.s. business inventories jump 0.6% in August

U.S. business inventories rose 0.6% in August, the government said Friday. That matched the forecast of economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. Sales... → Read More

Social Security benefits to jump 5.9% in 2022 in biggest increase in 41 years

Retired Americans who collect Social Security are about to get the biggest "raise" in 41 years: A 5.9% increase in their monthly payments starting in January. → Read More

‘I quit,’ a record number of U.S. workers are telling their bosses

A record number of U.S. workers quit in August, potentially signaling more trouble ahead for businesses already struggling to fill some 10 million open jobs. → Read More

Small businesses frustrated by labor shortages afflicting the economy, NFIB finds

Small-business owners say they have plenty of customers, but in a worrying sign for the U.S. economy, they are growing frustrated by a shortage of supplies... → Read More

Biden to keep Trump’s China tariffs in place as trade tensions remain high

The trade war against China launched by former President Donald Trump isn't going to end anytime soon, despite a change in leadership at the White House. The... → Read More

U.S. inflation rises sharply again in August and stays at 30-year high

The cost of goods and services rose sharply again in August and left the rate of U.S. inflation at a 30-year high, with all signs pointing to price pressures... → Read More

U.S. jobless claims jump to one-month high of 351,000 on big increase in California

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week to a one-month high, but the increase appeared to stem largely from California catching up on... → Read More

The great U.S. inflation scare of 2021 isn’t over just yet

Is the biggest burst of U.S. inflation in decades finally over? Don't bet on it just yet. → Read More

Surge in U.S. consumer prices slows in August, CPI shows. Has inflation peaked?

The cost of living rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and signaled a big surge in inflation this year may have peaked, but Americans probably... → Read More

Watch Tuesday morning’s CPI reading for signs that the recent inflation surge is abating

Americans are still paying higher prices for takeout food, used cars, furniture and many other goods and services, but the biggest burst of U.S. inflation in... → Read More

U.S. factory orders climb 0.4% in July as demand remains strong

U.S. factory orders rose 0.4% in July, as manufacturers worked to pump out more goods to keep up with high demand. → Read More

Manufacturers grow faster in August, ISM finds, despite delta and labor shortages

The numbers: The coronavirus delta variant has added fresh stress on the U.S. economy, but companies face an even bigger hurdle in finding the supplies and... → Read More

Consumer confidence in the U.S. sinks to 7-month low on delta anxiety

Confidence in the U.S. economy sank in August to a seven-month low owing to the rapid spread of the delta strain of the coronavirus, signaling the recovery... → Read More

Biden White House tells states they can keep paying extra unemployment benefits with stimulus funds

The Biden White House on Thursday said states that want to provide extra jobless benefits to the unemployed beyond a September cutoff can continue to do so... → Read More

U.S. unemployment claims fall to 375,000 and return close to pandemic low even as delta variant surges

New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell in early August close to a pandemic low, signaling that fewer people are losing their jobs despite... → Read More

U.S. wholesale prices surge again and show inflation still rampant, PPI finds

U.S. wholesale prices rose sharply in July for the sixth month in a row and offered little evidence that a big wave of inflation is on the verge of cresting. → Read More