Be careful how you look at the statistics, unemployment in the construction sector has risen more than in other sectors.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011:
A couple of entrepreneurs adjust their business model for a weak economy by turning a boutique into a traveling shopping party.
The Treasury has come up with some good ideas about reforming housing finance.
The newly released budget proposal looks an awful lot like a love note.
Figuring out whether bonds will go up or down can be tricky, but gold may be a safer bet.
San Quentin Prison, near the San Francisco Bay, sits property worth a lot of money—money that the state could use.
'Free' is the theme of this week's deals, including a coupon for a free Chef Boyardee product.
Are there additional energy costs of running a light rail that don't get measured?
By forgetting the things that you think you need, you can enjoy all the things you already have.
A US library operator says it can could cut the cost of running Britain's libraries by 35 percent.
A Gallup poll shows that Americans are becoming more optimistic about the state of the economy.
Canada home prices are rising about 5 percent a year, while home prices are falling in the US.
One of the goals of the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts was to get Americans to spend and boost the economy. Is that really what we should be doing?