We launch our new Wealth and Poverty Desk with the voices of two people struggling to make ends meet; tomorrow: people talk about life in the economic middle. Home improvement sales were better than expected this quarter — could that mean good news on the horizon for home sales? Gas prices inevitably turn into campaign fodder during an election year, and over the weekend Newt Gingrich stumped in front of signs that promised $2.50 a gallon. Plus, Warren Buffett said his successor has been picked, but he didn’t identify the future CEO.
Home sales jumped 8% last month. Those numbers and better than expected quarterly sales in home improvement supplies could mean some long-awaited relief for the housing market.
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Bangladesh, once a poster child for the food crisis, has made dramatic progress. But will our changing climate sweep away the gains?