Category Archives: Economy

Moodys warns

In a quarterly Global Macro Outlook 2016-17 report released Thursday, the ratings agency said that growth prospects were being hammered by China’s slowdown, a slump in commodity prices and tighter financing conditions in some emerging markets.

Residential US electric bill

According to a recent release from the U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average residential monthly electric bill was $110.21 in 2013. The most expensive utility bill for homeowners is the electric bill, accounting for approximately 9% of expenditure on housing according to NAHB tabulations of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on consumer expenditures.


In the news

April pending U.S. home sales in are highest in nine years.

U.S. unemployment claims climb to five-week high.

Puerto Rico approves hike in sales tax.  Could support muni bonds.