Economic news and analysis from corporate economist Alan MacEachin.
What are you looking forward to most this spring? For many, it’s the noise of chattering songbirds as you awake in the morning, the explosion of colors budding from plants and trees, and the cracking [...]
You may be asking yourself, what does the weather have to do with the economy? Well, you’ve seen the headlines: frigid temperatures in the Midwest leading to the Great Lakes being more than 90% frozen; [...]
This Friday, but usually the first Friday of each month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its monthly employment summary. While you may not have read the actual BLS report, it’s likely [...]
Sing along with me: “it’s beginning to look a lot like…more jobs in 2014…” The answer is maybe, but why is this important? Simply speaking: more jobs = more people with money = more spending [...]
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when Christmas music has already filled the radio waves for two weeks, your family is deciding how big the turkey should be this year, and department stores are announcing [...]
Congress on Wednesday night finally passed a bill to open the government and raise the debt ceiling – sending hundreds of thousands of furloughed government employees back to work and avoiding a potential default on [...]
Your economist here, Alan MacEachin, examining the U.S. economy through a magnifying glass and serving a dish of economic information you can use and impress your friends with. How would I describe the U.S. economy [...]