A calmer day for markets ahead of FOMC

Economic Indicators: The December Leading Economic Indicators came in at 0.8% vs. estimates of...

Initial Jobless Claims continue to climb into the new year

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims were higher than expected (286K vs. est. of 220K). The more closely watched 4 week moving average moved higher to...

Its Big Jobs Friday

The December employment report was a mixed bag. The unemployment rate thought to be 4.1% from 4.2% in November dropped to 3.9%. NFP jobs expected at...

Learning to build a house may be the best career of all

Not a lot of kids grow up dreaming of being a house framer. Or a plumber. Or a roofer. And many of their parents may have pushed them toward a career in something they considered more “meaningful” — one that requires a college degree. But labor shortages in...

Millennials fuel home-buying as remote work and family formation take over

Millennials tried to convince their parents home ownership was not as important to them. But the generation that supposedly didn’t want to buy stuff now accounts for more than half of all home purchase loan applications...