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Household Debt in the U.S. Dips For the First Time in Six Years

Those looking for a silver lining to the current pandemic may have found one in a new report. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total household debt — which includes both housing and non-housing debt — came in at $14.27 trillion for the second quarter of the year....

United States Economy Contracts 32.9% in Q2

As Congress continues to debate potential next steps for financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, new figures are showing the economic impacts of the disease. This morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the United States’ gross domestic product declined by 32.9% during the second quarter of 2020. That...

Americans' Concerns About Retirement Savings Increase

With the current pandemic continuing to upend many Americans' way of life, it seems as though today's economic issues have workers worried about their financial futures. According to a new survey by Simplywise, 62% of respondents say they are more concerned about their retirement today than they were one year...

Uber to Acquire Postmates for $2.65 Billion

After the chance to purchase one popular delivery service fell through for the company, Uber is on to the next. This week the ride-sharing company announced that it intends to acquire Postmates to further grow its own delivery offerings, including Uber Eats. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $2.65...

U.S. Unemployment Rate Retreats to 11.1% in June

Last month saw more Americans returning to work, even as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the United States economy reclaimed 4.8 million jobs in June. That's a notable increase from the 2.7 million added in May (adjusted from the original 2.5...

U.S. Consumer Spending Increased in May, Income Fell

With the United States still navigating unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report brings both good and bad news on the economic front. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal consumption expenditures (PCE) grew 8.2% in May to reach $994.5 billion.

Average Mortgage Rate Falls Below 3%

Those looking to buy a home or to refinance may encounter lower interest rates than they have before. According to Mortgage News Daily, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to just 2.97% last week. That marks a new record low as the economy continues to experience impacts...

U.S. Economy Regains 2.5 Million Jobs in May

Ever since the start of lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis in the United States, it was clear that the nation would be in for some rough jobs reports. Sure enough, the country has seen multiple record-breaking weeks of new jobless claims as well as a major spike to the unemployment...