Jan 25, 2013 Many young people say they have no interest in ever owning a home. So these days, more and more people are renting. But commentator Chris Farrell says buying is still a better option for all concerned.
Jan 25, 2013 One of the reasons prices are going up in many U.S. neighborhoods is because investors are buying houses, sprucing them up and then renting them out. Landlords like these don't have a great image. But in Oakland, Calif., they can be an enormous force for change and good.
Jan 24, 2013 Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.
Jan 16, 2013 JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs reported strong profit growth for 2012. But does their success reflect a stronger economy?
Jan 16, 2013 Many of Wall Street's biggest banks are beating profit expectations as the mortgage business comes back.
Jan 15, 2013 Companies like Lennar have an incentive to start building again as the inventory of vacant houses falls. Conditions are good for consumers, with some hitches.
Jan 15, 2013 HUD cannot afford to fix its public housing, so the government wants to reclassify the properties as Section 8.
Jan 9, 2013 Commentator Robert Reich offers his suggestion for this year's biggest bipartisan economic initiative: Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks.
Jan 7, 2013 The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision made some significant changes to the financial rules of the road today.