National economics correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Quicken Loans Super Bowl Ad: No, This Isn’t Housing Apocalypse 2.0

blogs.wsj.com — Quicken Loans's Super Bowl ad has sparked rumblings over whether we should worry about a new housing bubble. "What if we did for mortgages what the Internet did for buying music and plane tickets and shoes?" a narrator says. The 60-second spot then opines about how Quicken's new product, called the "Rocket Mortgage," might do that.
Feb 07, 2016

RT @NickTimiraos: Quicken's Super Bowl ad is called "What We Were Thinking." A lot of people want to know "what were they thinking?" on.wsj.com/1XcwcMN

Feb 07, 2016

RT @NickTimiraos: Mortgage ad in 2006: No money down! Mortgage ad in 2016: Use your phone to let us scrutinize your financials! on.wsj.com/1XcwcMN

Feb 07, 2016

RT @NickTimiraos: Mortgage ad in 2006: No money down! Mortgage ad in 2016: Use your phone to let us scrutinize your financials! on.wsj.com/1XcwcMN

Feb 07, 2016

Mortgage ad in 2006: No money down! Mortgage ad in 2016: Use your phone to let us scrutinize your financials! on.wsj.com/1XcwcMN

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El derrumbe del petrуleo abre un ciclo vicioso para la economнa de Estados Unidos

expansion.com — Con el crudo oscilando en torno a 30 dólares por barril y la gasolina por debajo de dos dólares por galón en Estados Unidos, los precios tan bajos del combustible se están convirtiendo en un tema preocupante para la mayor economía del mundo.

Many Forces Have Contributed to Military Cuts

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. GOP campaign attacks don't give a full picture of defense budgets, U.S. reach Prominent Republican presidential hopefuls are amplifying accusations that President Barack Obama has undermined the nation's military readiness because military spending has been slashed under his watch.
Feb 05, 2016

In every debate, GOP hopefuls hammer Obama on defense spending cuts they blame on him. Reality is more complicated: wsj.com/articles/many-…

The January Jobs Report in 12 Charts

blogs.wsj.com — Employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from the pace of growth in recent months, but the details under the hood of Friday's job report paint a more nuanced picture. Here's a look at some key marks: The U.S. economy has added 2.67 million jobs over the last 12 months.
Feb 05, 2016

Jan. jobless rate by education: B.A. or more 2.5% High school grads 5.3% No HS diploma 7.4% on.wsj.com/1PXkoII pic.twitter.com/FssDNQeeF2

Feb 05, 2016

RT @Reddy: Jan. jobless rate by education: B.A. or more 2.5% High school grads 5.3% No HS diploma 7.4% on.wsj.com/1PXkoII pic.twitter.com/FssDNQeeF2

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Gas Prices Are Plunging. So Why Is Everyone Freaking Out?

blogs.wsj.com — Oil prices have declined nearly 75% from their recent peak in June 2014, roiling markets and sounding new alarm about the possibility of an economic slowdown. Wait, what? Weren't lower gasoline prices supposed to help the U.S. economy? Gas is below $2 a gallon in all but 11 states, reaching the lowest level since 2009.
Feb 04, 2016

Gas prices are plunging. So why is everyone freaking out? @WSJecon explains on.wsj.com/1T0JoVM pic.twitter.com/JtBdZca4WW

Feb 04, 2016

Gas prices are plunging. So why is everyone freaking out about the US economy? on.wsj.com/1T0JoVM pic.twitter.com/Fzy4hsMr00

Feb 04, 2016

RT @NickTimiraos: Gas prices are plunging. So why is everyone freaking out about the US economy? on.wsj.com/1T0JoVM pic.twitter.com/Fzy4hsMr00

Feb 05, 2016

Gas is under $2/galllon in all but 11 states on.wsj.com/1T0JoVM via @WSJecon

Feb 06, 2016

The question of the hour: "Gas prices are plunging. So why is everyone freaking out?" on.wsj.com/1T0JoVM @WSJecon

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Oil Rout Threatens to Infect Broad Economy

wsj.com — Few economists expect the crude slump will tip the economy into recession. But the fallout could grow harder to contain if the oil-price declines are instead a symptom of broader weaknesses in the global economy, including soft demand and an oversupply of raw material, productive capacity and labor.
Feb 04, 2016

WSJ article looks at the broader negative economic impacts and implications of super low oil prices. on.wsj.com/1QfKgA2 via @WSJ

Feb 04, 2016

RT @NLipschutz: WSJ article looks at the broader negative economic impacts and implications of super low oil prices. on.wsj.com/1QfKgA2 via @WSJ

Feb 04, 2016

Could cheap oil become a nightmare for the U.S. economy? Stephen King says maybe. (no, not that @StephenKing) on.wsj.com/1QfPs6K

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Republicans Show Signs of Compromise on Puerto Rico

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Goal of any legislation is to give Puerto Rico a one-stop shop for negotiating with creditors that will be more orderly Bipartisan discussions over how to resolve Puerto Rico's debt crisis suggest at least a slim legislative pathway has opened for the Obama administration, which is seeking congressional action before potential defaults accelerate this summer.
Feb 02, 2016

GOP congressional staff have met with Treasury officials to see how they might thread the needle on Puerto Rico bill on.wsj.com/1mawGph

Feb 02, 2016

RT @NickTimiraos: GOP congressional staff have met with Treasury officials to see how they might thread the needle on Puerto Rico bill on.wsj.com/1mawGph

Feb 02, 2016

Republicans show signs of compromise on Puerto Rico via @nicktimiraos and @kristinapet on.wsj.com/1mawGph

Feb 02, 2016

McConnell: Discussions with Obama included Puerto Rico and “grappling with a way that allows them to restructure” on.wsj.com/1mawGph

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Tangled in Housing Bust, FHA Seeks a Hand

wsj.com — U.S. housing markets finally are improving, but taxpayers may not be off the hook yet. The Federal Housing Administration, a significant backer of new mortgage lending over the past five years, is facing billions of dollars in potential losses, as many loans that it guaranteed during the recession have soured.

Economic Anxieties Confront Presidential Candidates

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Republican and Democratic presidential candidates offer divergent plans to boost growth Recent market jitters and fears of slumping global growth show how quickly economic worries could bump aside national-security concerns as a dominant theme of the 2016 election.
Jan 26, 2016

BIggest challenge for next president: creating economic growth for all income levels, some say #Election2016 on.wsj.com/1OVt4j0 @WSJ

Jan 26, 2016

Presidential rivals diverge on ways to address economic anxiety #Election2016 on.wsj.com/1OVt4j0 via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2016

Economic challenge of #Election2016 is raising middle-income wages. But how do you do that? on.wsj.com/1OVt4j0 via @NickTimiraos & me

Jan 26, 2016

Voters who think the 2016 economy says they can prepare to: Enjoy better opportunity: 32% Save for harder times: 58% on.wsj.com/1OVt4j0

Treasury Chief Jacob Lew Urges Congressional Action on Puerto Rico

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. During visit to San Juan, Lew says lawmakers should allow territory to restructure debts and creditors need to share in islanders' sacrifice SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew issued his most forceful call to date for Congress to pass legislation allowing Puerto Rico to restructure its debts and avoid looming defaults during his first visit to the island territory Wednesday.
Jan 20, 2016

Lew urges congressional action on Puerto Rico, says creditors need to share the pain on.wsj.com/1V9to1x pic.twitter.com/82T972Tixb

Jan 21, 2016

Treasury Sec. issues a forceful call for Congress to allow Puerto Rico to restructure its debts, by @NickTimiraos wsj.com/articles/treas…

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Feb 08, 2016

What happens when the migrants leave: Arizona illegal immigrant pop'n down 40% from 2007-12 on.wsj.com/1nZ9Piu pic.twitter.com/UdwfObQbTX

Feb 08, 2016

RT @crampell: when I write things college students disagree with, I tend to get a lot of emails demanding retraction, recantation, apology, prostration.

Feb 08, 2016

RT @KatyTurNBC: "The head of Mexico today said 'Theres no way we're paying for the wall.' I said the walls gonna get bigger if he has that attitude"-Trump

Feb 08, 2016

RT @dick_nixon: Since he's been on the Refreshments Committee the Rotary Meetings have gone well. pic.twitter.com/dVwncVVk3k

Feb 08, 2016

RT @davidaxelrod: When the exact same problems crop up in separate campaigns, with different staff, at what point do the principals say, "Hey, maybe it's US?"

Feb 08, 2016

What led the WSJ on the morning of the 2008 New Hampshire primary. pic.twitter.com/r1oHQ2HCZb


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