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Economy Watch Weekly: Interest Rates Rise While Retail Sales Dip
In a unanimous vote, the Federal Reserve decided to raise interest rates for the second time in 2017, indicating their optimism about the U.S. economy and the ability to handle more expensive real estate financing. But some sectors, such as retail, aren't performing as well as others in recent months. Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the latest.
Economy Watch Weekly: Fitch Details Upbeat CRE Outlook
Multifamily fundamentals should lead the pack during the second half of 2017, with strong showings from the industrial sector and tech-focused office markets, Fitch's U.S. Equity REITs handbook concludes. Meanwhile, Pew Research reports that Americans are increasingly upbeat about the economy.
Economy Watch Weekly: Unemployment Rate Hits 20-Year Low
The U.S. economy experienced below-average job growth in May, adding only 138,000 jobs compared to the average of 181,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the unemployment rate reached a new low of 4.3 percent for the month. Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the details on the latest jobs report.