Offices are set aside. Phones are hooked up. The Treasury is setting up for the new administration's economic team. But whether that team has any influence before inauguration day is another story. Steve Henn reports.
The federal government is working on a new plan to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. This would be paid for through the $700 billion rescue package finalized by Congress. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
New York City is normally an epicenter for construction and real estate, but developers are having a hard time filling up spaces lately. Sally Herships reports why the city's streets are quieter than usual right now.
In a world of questionable mortgage lenders and credit gone wrong, who can you trust to help you out of a foreclosure? Alisa Roth tells us stories of scammers that troubled homeowners should be careful to avoid.
The plan to help homeowners facing foreclosure will cost $40 billion, and the money would come from the original pool of bailout money. But commentator Andrew Caplin resurrects an old idea that doesn't involve all that cash.