Here’s what CEOs are saying about consumers this earnings season

CNN — Consumer resilience has helped keep the economy strong during the Federal Reserve’s rate-hiking cycle. But will this strength continue or will it fade away? It depends where you look. From Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour to the “Barbenheimer” trend to Taylor Swift’s “Eras” shows, US consumers have increased their spending power despite the slowdown in … Read more

Despite the upheaval at the Fed, a rate hike in September is likely

Washington, D.C CNN — Some Federal Reserve officials are already arguing for two consecutive rate hikes starting this month in a bid to curb inflation. But will their influence endure despite a reshuffle in the Fed’s interest rate committee? Probably. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, the Fed’s toughest voice, announced on Thursday that he … Read more

Inflation fever finally breaks out. A soft landing for the Fed could be in sight

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business’s Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. new York CNN — If Fed Chair Jerome Powell were less tight-lipped, he would have every right to call a press conference, step up to the podium in a T-shirt and … Read more

Mortgage rates are rising again, but house prices aren’t falling: Why the housing market is out of whack

new York CNN — When the Federal Reserve launched its rate hike campaign in March last year, the housing market reacted predictably – mortgage rates rose, which eventually caused house prices to fall. But after ten rate hikes, the real estate market – traditionally one of the most interest-rate sensitive parts of the economy – … Read more

For these Americans, the recession is already here

CNN — Wall Street bankers, investors and economists have been puzzling for months whether a recession is imminent in the US. But for some Americans, the relentless economic pain that typifies a recession has already set in. Al Brown and his fiancée faced a tough question when reviewing their weekly budget in May: Which is … Read more

Economists agree with Mike Pence’s proposal to scrap the Fed’s employment mandate

Washington, D.C CNN — The Federal Reserve has two goals: to keep inflation under control and to maximize employment. Mike Pence, who served as Donald Trump’s vice president and is fighting for leadership of the White House, is campaigning for the Fed’s employment mandate to be scrapped. Some economists say it wouldn’t be a bad … Read more

Bull Market or Fool Market? Investors say the latter

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’s Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can login exactly here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. new York CNN — The stock market has made incredible strides since its downturn last year — so … Read more