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Economic conditions have experts arguing whether the U.S. is heading toward a recession or is already in one. Here's who makes the final call.

Think a recession is 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth? Think again.

Quantitative tightening is ‘uncertain’ Fed method to cool inflation

Experts are sounding the alarm over an economic calamity. We're not talking about recession but rather stagflation, an anomaly in economics.

Experts say stagflation is upon us. Here’s what that looks like.

There's little to gain from towering inflation, but the Series I Bond is one silver lining. This virtually risk-free investment yields 9.62% interest.

Americans scramble to invest in I bonds as inflation breaks records

When it comes to the stock market, there have been a lot of "worsts" in 2022, but investors are looking to safe haven assets to mitigate risk.

Investors turning to ‘safe haven’ assets like gold, cryptocurrency amid volatility

The Fed is preparing to raise the federal funds rate, the interest rate banks charge each other to borrow money that impacts consumers' interest rates.

The Fed is hiking interest rates. Here’s what that means for Americans.

One of the most painful possible economic sanctions against Russia amid the Ukraine invasion is cutting off the country from SWIFT.

SWIFT: The ‘financial nuclear weapon’ against Russia amid Ukraine invasion

There are more companies underperforming via a SPAC merger compared with those that go public through the traditional route.

What is a SPAC? It’s all the rage on Wall Street

The word 'taper' has been on the lips of nearly everyone on Wall Street this year. Now that it's happening, what exactly does tapering mean?

The Fed is set to taper. What the heck does that mean for consumers and inflation?