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Case-Shiller Index shows falling home prices continue

Jan 31, 2012
Home prices are falling again in many major American cities. Why?
Posted In: Housing, home prices, case shiller

PODCAST: Consumer confidence, Pfizer profits retreat

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook's IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren't investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.

Confidence in the economy ebbs

Jan 31, 2012
Today saw drops in both home prices and consumer confidence. Could the recovery experts have been tracking be stalled?
Posted In: case shiller, home prices, consumer confidence

U.S. home prices decline more than expected

Jan 31, 2012
S&P’s Case-Shiller index showed home prices fell 3.7 percent annually in November. Washington and down-beaten Detroit were the only big city gainers.
Posted In: Housing

Obama's latest push for mortgage refinancing

Jan 30, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama sketched out a plan to help homeowners refinance, something Allan Sloan calls 'Wall Street bailing out Main Street.'
Posted In: mortgage, refinance, President Obama, State of the Union

What to fear more: Inflation vs. deflation

Jan 30, 2012
The news that Americans are saving more is a mixed blessing, and could also increase our risk of deflation.
Posted In: deflation, consumer spending, inflation

Florida latest state to try to control food stamp purchases

Jan 30, 2012
After similar legislation failed in California, Texas, and Illinois, a lawmaker in Florida is hoping to ban the use of food stamps to buy soda, candy, and other junk food.
Posted In: food stamps, government spending, junk food

PODCAST: More summits, more problems

Jan 30, 2012
One European company is offering interest paid in chocolate to its lenders, who are also customers. As soon as this week, regulators could green-light construction on two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia. Why can't European leaders seem to get enough of summits, and will they eventually be able to find a solution to the debt crisis there? And a warm weather winter also means a heating fuel glut.

Charitable giving up in 2011

Jan 30, 2012
Last year, Americans gave at nearly pre-recession levels.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charities, salvation army, oxfam

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