Instant Analysis: Retail sales report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Couple with young son looking in store window inside a mall.

Retail sales gains were broad-based in August but remained lumpy in magnitude. 

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U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the labor market

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing last several months of initial jobless claims.

There are many reasons I remain skeptical the September FOMC statement will change much, if at all.

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Numbers Count: Weekly mortgage data highlights

Wendy Cutrufelli
Mortgage Banking
Modern apartment building in brown/beige tones.

Here’s my take on the key numbers on the housing market this week.

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Customer Wise: Consistent quality needs no sales force

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Jeff Cleary, owner of Grateful Bread, surrounded by many different types of loaves.

You’d be hard pressed to find a better example of how dedication to quality can pay off for a small business than Grateful Bread in Denver.

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