A basement greenhouse is a great way to get cheap, fresh vegetables throughout the winter. But setting one up takes careful planning and hard work.
Inequality growth doesn't necessarily imply stagnation, especially if the upper income brackets are enjoying disproportionate growth
The biggest political issue of the coming year won't be the government's size, but who that government is for: corporations or people?
Amazon is known for its bargains, but did you know you can also use the site to fritter away colossal amounts of money? Of course you did. But do you have any idea how much money? We went through each of Amazon's departments looking for the most expensive item, and what we found was surprising. While there were some objects of genuine value, we found many others that were absurdly overpriced, with sellers often charging millions – or even trillions – of dollars for everyday products. Some of these prices are surely inadvertent. Maybe someone accidentally keyed an inventory code into the price field, or maybe they forgot to convert the currency from rupees. Perhaps others are simply attempts by the retailer to better understand Amazon's search algorithm. And just maybe a few of them are people with dreams of striking it rich. It is, after all, a free country. Note that this 26-item list was compiled in December 2011, and that Amazon's inventory changes quickly. To see what are currently the most expensive items on Amazon's, simply visit one of Amazon's departments and sort the items by "Price: High to Low." You'll probably want to disable one-click shopping first, just in case.
An economic knowledge base makes people smarter about how they use their resources–which benefits everyone, even if those resources don't go into a donation box.
At this point, all America can see right now is an unbelievably feckless Congress underperforming against expectations that are already abysmally low.
Protecting the nation from another economic depression only serves to protect financial insiders at the expense of outsiders
With apologies to carolers everywhere, here are 12 days of Christmas hopes for the global economy and the political leaders struggling to keep it on an even keel.
Single family housing permits increased 1.64 percent from last month and 3.57 percent above the level seen in November 2010 but remained an astonishing 75.81 percent below the peak seen in September 2005.
The National Association of Home Builders composite Housing Market Index (HMI) climbed to 21 in December. The "buyer traffic" index climbed from record lows to 19, the highest level seen since May 2008.