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Foreclosures are down, but some places may see a surge

Nearly half of states require that foreclosures go through court. That slower process means a backlog of foreclosures is coming to market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

A peek inside the Post Office before Christmas

Monday is purported to be the U.S. Postal Service's biggest day of the year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, usps

Tax relief may expire for underwater homeowners

Unless Congress acts, struggling homeowners who seek relief could face an unexpected tax bill.
Posted In: mortgage relief, Housing

Rent takes a bigger bite out of family budgets

As more people are excluded from homeownership, the demand for rental housing has grown beyond capacity, driving rental costs up.
Posted In: rent, mortgage, Housing

Today's economy: Inventory purgatory

Revised GDP numbers juiced the market today, but the reality behind the data should give us pause.
Posted In: GDP, inventories

The serious PR push to make Ron Burgundy's legend continue

For one day, Emerson College's communication school will be renamed the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.
Posted In: anchorman, Will Ferrell

As goes California, so goes Obamacare?

California's marketplace is set to decide whether Californians may keep their old insurance policies.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, health insurance

JCPenney tries to right the ship

JCPenney is trying to recover from a disastrous attempt to get rid of constant discounts.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, JCpenney

Social media focuses teen shoppers on clothing items, not brands

Sites like Pinterest and Instagram inspire young shoppers to mix and match. That's putting pressure on teen mall-store brands.
Posted In: clothing, Retail, social media, #ootd

Hey Occupy Wall Street! Will you buy my debt?

A group of Occupy activists says it's bought almost $15 million of people's personal debt on the cheap.
Posted In: Occupy, debtors, student debt

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