In the Market: Making the path to ownership smoother

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Young woman from the back, looking up at a nice home with balcony.

As with renting, knowing where to start and asking the right questions can help you decide if now is the right time for home ownership.

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Small business survey reveals ‘no regrets’ surprise

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Female business owner with long red hair, sitting at desk and looking out window with a contented look.

Bank of the West’s “Pay It Forward” survey found that 92% of small business owners have no regrets, among other enlightening results.

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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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