Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
2.7%  Q1 GDP    4.57%  avg. 30-year mortgage     9.5%  Unemployment

Economy Watch: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Area in recovery as jobless rate drops in May

Unemployment levels in the District, Maryland and Virginia fell in May, according to government data released Friday.

By V. Dion Haynes  |  June 18, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unemployment  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Weekly mortgage rates up from yearly low

Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages backed off from yearly lows this week, but still remain historically cheap.

By Washington Post staff  |  June 17, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Data , Housing  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.

By Washington Post staff  |  June 17, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Steep rise in industrial production

The nation’s industrial sector boosted production in dramatic fashion in May, as a steep rise in activity in the nation’s factories continued to lift the broader economy.

By Neil Irwin  |  June 16, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Data  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Housing starts down in May

Housing starts sank in May to the lowest level in five months, according to a government study released Wednesday.

By Dina ElBoghdady  |  June 16, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Data , Housing  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Fed orders caps on credit card late fees

The Federal Reserve this morning ordered credit card companies to cap late fees at $25 for one-time offenders starting in August in the final version of its regulations on credit card penalty fees.

By Ylan Q. Mui  |  June 15, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Add category , Fed Reserve , credit  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company