Economic Rundown: Volume 79, Number 8

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link – but if the weakest link presents little chance of failure you can expect the chain to last much longer. Expansions are similar, in that recessions are almost always the result of problems in a single sector generating a cascading effect through the economy. Overactive homebuilding colliding with tightening Fed policy is a classic issue.

Economic Rundown: Volume 79, Number 5

Volume 79 | Number 5                                                                                                April job gains at 160,000 were slightly softer than expected – but given the…