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A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. Following a day of steep drops in global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied early in the day only to fall more than 200 points

It's a contraction, not another Great Recession

Aug 25, 2015
Remember the epic fails of automakers, banks and mortgages all at once?
Posted In: stock market, Great Recession, China, US economy

You have to give him a hand

Aug 25, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.

PODCAST: Looking for a rebound

Aug 25, 2015
Where do we go after Black Monday?
A house at 98th and Damen in Chicago was taken over illegally. Local experts blame the fumbling of financial institutions for the continuing problem of vacant homes.

Here's one reason bank-owned homes sit vacant

Aug 25, 2015
Banks take too long to complete foreclosures, leaving houses vacant and vulnerable
Posted In: Housing, financial crisis, mortgage crisis

Housing market is one upbeat note right now

Aug 25, 2015
The stock market meltdown could help drive down mortgage rates, economist says.
Posted In: housing prices, stock markets, homes
Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California.

The long party for commodity producers is so over

Aug 24, 2015
Commodities run in long cycles, with booms sustained by a historical event.
Posted In: China, commodities, stock markets, Economy, corporations

The bright side of the dark side

Aug 24, 2015
Here are the numbers watching and stories we're reading for Monday.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly droppe

Tweeting the market plunge

Aug 24, 2015
With world markets experiencing losses, Twitter chimed in on the global economic panic.
Posted In: China, stock market, Economy, Dow Jones

PODCAST: The fallout from "Black Monday"

Aug 24, 2015
On today's show: interest rates and self-driving cars.