The Federal Reserve Hits Pause

The central bank holds interest rates steady but signals more hikes could come.

Yes, Mortgage Rates Have Gone Up During the Biden Presidency. Here’s Why.

The pandemic had something to do with it, but so did policy.

Federal Reserve Pauses Rate Hikes

Plus: A rare staff editorial.

Better Data Means Better Policy

The significance of the Census Bureau adopting a new method to measure inflation.

The Ups and Downs of Biden’s Reelection Campaign

He has the advantage of incumbency, but will that matter if voters believe he’s bad for the economy?

Three Big Strikes Against ‘Greedflation’

Rising profits and inflation aren’t a corporate conspiracy.

Falling Hemlines and Rising Inflation

Examining the accuracy of the ‘hemline index.’

Good Regulator, Bad Regulator

It’s important to distinguish between regulation and oversight.

Cracking the Big Egg Conspiracy

Hint: It wasn’t ‘greedflation’ that caused high prices late last year.

A Blazing Jobs Report in an Odd Economic Moment

Unemployment just hit its lowest level in more than half a century.

Why Are Eggs So Expensive?

The bird flu isn’t the only factor driving up prices of the kitchen staple: A Dispatch Eggsplainer.

The One Number That Matters Most: Real Wages

Americans have taken their biggest inflation-adjusted pay cut in about a quarter-century.

The Morning Dispatch: Will Biden’s Big Win Matter in the Midterms?

'History suggests that when a party passes a big piece of legislation, they generally don’t get rewarded for it.'

Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Plus: How will new Medicare drug price negotiations work?