Tag Archives: August

Consumer Borrowing Rose $13.5 Billion in August

Filed under: Credit, Credit Cards, Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve Gene J. Puskar/AP By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing. Overall borrowing rose $ 13.5 billion in August following a revised $ 21.6 billion increase in July, the ...

Read More »

Homes Prices Rise in August — but at Slower Pace

Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Housing Market, Inflation, Home Buying Keith Srakocic/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices increased in August, yet the pace of these gains continues to slow, helping to improve affordability for would-be buyers. Prices rose 6.4 percent in August compared with a year ago, Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday. That marks a ...

Read More »

US job openings rising in August as hiring falls

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, Matt Fahr, left, sales manager with the Charlotte Hornets, speaks with High Point University freshman, Kule Kubanka, about career opportunities, during a career day at the Slane Student Center in Haigh Point, N.C. The Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for August on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Laura ...

Read More »