Since 1975, Congress has sought to keep domestic crude oil at home, for use by American consumers. Signs are afoot that the Obama administration is ready to ease the ban and let some oil be exported. Here are the basics.
The improving US economy has helped state governments regain their financial footing, but they’re not exactly flush with cash, according to a report by the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Home prices rose a relatively languid 10.5 percent over the past year. Meanwhile, home construction is slow, and buyer demand is slack. But many economists still say the housing market remains on a path to normalcy.