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PODCAST: Holiday sales up, the price of fake snow

Dec 27, 2011
While a temporary deal has been reached in Washington, 2012 doesn't look much better in terms of bipartisanship. FedEx is set to raise its rates beginning in January. In Arizona, many non-industrial businesses are taking up space in warehouses.
Posted In: holiday shopping, snow, football, Music

Rental rates one strong sign in weak housing market

Dec 27, 2011
Home sales fell again in October, with one bright spot in the mix being the rise in rental rates.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, case shiller

Latest housing figures close a bleak year

Dec 27, 2011
Latest figures from S&P Case-Shiller show home prices falling in most major U.S. cities. The statistic reflects a grim year for the housing sector.
Posted In: Housing

Some regions show stronger home sales than others

Dec 27, 2011
The S&P Case-Schiller Index is out today, and it shows home prices in October fell in 19 out of 20 major cities.
Posted In: Housing, housing market

What's the average citizen's share of U.S. debt?

Dec 27, 2011
The White House is looking for another increase of the debt limit, which would bring the grand borrowing total to more than $16 trillion.
Posted In: debt ceiling

Feel-good end to 2012

Dec 27, 2011
Two surveys out today have spenders and scholars upbeat about the health of the U.S. economy, for now at least.
Posted In: consumer confidence, Christmas

Need work? Become a software engineer

Dec 26, 2011
The unemployment situation is still tough for many millions of Americans, but for those companies hiring software engineers, trouble cuts the other way.
Posted In: software engineer, Jobs, employment, technology

Oil in North Dakota spurs housing boom

Dec 26, 2011
Oil towns in North Dakota have spawned a robust job market, but the state's housing situation can't keep up. This year, 2,000 will be built.
Posted In: Jobs, North Dakota

2011 in review: Washington's politics

Dec 26, 2011
Two words: Congressional gridlock.
Posted In: Congress, 2011

Detroit girds for possible state takeover

Dec 26, 2011
With Detroit $12 billion in debt, Michigan is about to start a financial review that could result in a state-appointed emergency manager for the city.
Posted In: Detroit