Jul 12, 2012 This morning the Labor Department reported the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell by 26,000 last week to 350,000, the best number since March of 2008. Analysts point to the auto industry's seasonal production schedule as the source of the weekly dip.
Jul 12, 2012 We're getting some new data this morning about the housing market. The foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac says there was an uptick in foreclosure activity last month, but it's down compared with a year ago. Which brings us to the eternal question: Has the housing market finally hit bottom?
Jun 19, 2012 The latest news in the housing market: New home construction fell last month, but building permits were up to their highest level since 2008.
May 29, 2012 Housing prices in March were up a tiny bit from the month before, but it is the first time in seven months that the data hasn't shown a decline.
Mar 22, 2012 Connecticut contractor Peter Schneider is surviving the recession thanks to his hard-won skills, hard-working attitude, and a little bit of luck.
Mar 12, 2012 Warmer weather helped boost sales for outdoors and spring planning. But what does it say about the U.S. housing picture?
Jan 20, 2012 Slightly stronger pre-loved home sales made 2011 a better year for realtors, but a “shadow inventory” still lurks.
Mar 9, 2012 The home improvement retailer hired half its spring-time seasonal workers last year permanently. Some of them could land permanent jobs again.
Dec 29, 2011 Gerard Cassidy thinks today's NAR Pending Home Sales index numbers are a sign that 2012 is the year the housing market recovers.
Dec 27, 2011 Home sales fell again in October, with one bright spot in the mix being the rise in rental rates.