Sales of existing homes in November rose 6.7 percent over the previous month, but still 27.3 percent below the level a year ago.
Mortgage relief program, already under fire, has more than half of its recipients dropping out.
The first time these tax cuts passed, it was an even sadder weekend.
Christmas cards – some 13,000 of them – were collected for a Nashville worker's annual drive to cheer wounded US troops.
Home sales revived in November, but mortgage rates have been edging up. Some analysts say that might prompt more potential buyers to take the plunge now, before rates go even higher.
The new tool – or is that toy? – from Google shows word frequencies in books from 1500 to 2008. What does it show for Google's own history as a word?
Repo 105 maneuvers allowed Lehman to move tens of billions in liabilities off its balance sheet temporarily. Will its auditor, Ernst & Young, now face prosecution?
Because of recalls of toxic toys in recent years, small US firms are pushing nontoxic, organic toys for Christmas.
Paper checks will be a thing of the past for all Social Security recipients, except those 90 or older.
Which is a better use of $850 billion dollars: spending it strategically or leaving it in taxpayer pockets?
Which state has more people per square mile than India? Which state saw its smallest population growth in at least a century? The data released Tuesday gives Americans a first look at what Census 2010 is saying about the United States. For example, the US population grew more slowly this past decade – 9.7 percent – than in any decade since the 1930s. Back during the Great Depression, six states lost population. In the first 10 years of the 2000s, only one state was a loser. Do you know which one?