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Data Points

Sep 1, 2011
Mortgage rates are scraping along near historic lows, Freddie Mac says in its latest survey of what lenders are offering to well-qualified...

When the market's up, we buy cars...

Aug 31, 2011
...and when it's down, we don't. That makes no sense, of course: the stock markets are not an accurate reflection of the national economy. They...
Posted In: cars, Dow, The Breakdown: Markets

What's the fastest method of boarding an airplane?

Aug 31, 2011
This final note, which hits home with yours truly after a particularly gruesome boarding experience yesterday at Kennedy Airport coming home from...
Posted In: airline industry

Market timing

Aug 31, 2011
A report by the Institute for Policy Studies that 25 corporate CEOs earned more than their companies paid in taxes attracted a surprising amount of...

Data Points 8/31

Aug 31, 2011
August Chicago PMI came in at 56.5 beating estimates but below the July figure. The number was the lowest since November 2009. (via Clusterstock)...

A new look for Superman and other superheroes: What do you think?

Aug 30, 2011
Comic book trackers say Superman - and his red briefs - first hit comic books in 1938 in the Action Comics title. The book tells the origin story...
Posted In: comics, picture this

Lehman Brothers begins planning $65 billion payout

Aug 30, 2011
And this final note. The biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history may soon be history. Today, a judge granted approval for creditors of Lehman Brother...
Posted In: bank bailout, Lehman Brothers

The Big Question

Aug 30, 2011
In conjunction with our series on the U.S. Military and Energy we're launching a new widget we call "The Big Question." Check it out, join the...
Posted In: big question, widget

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.