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.
Public support for Obama's health-care reform law jumped seven percentage points from late March to late April, a Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll finds. It shows Americans now split down the middle on Obamacare.
On the surface at least, both the jobs number and the unemployment rate for April – 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent – show big improvement. But the headline numbers look different in a fuller context.