NFL season in judge's hands? One of five things to watch April 6.
NFL season could be saved if judge lifts an injunction on the lockout. Plus: Monsanto and Bed Bath & Beyond earnings and hot rental housing market.
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4. From the Gridiron to the Courtroom: It's not as fun as heading to your local sports bar on a Sunday, but football fans have a lot riding on a Wednesday hearing in St. Paul, Minn., where District Judge Susan Richard Nelson hears arguments on a request by players for an injunction to lift the lockout. The hearing begins at 10:30am ET. If the players win, the 2011 season should be saved, while both sides negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.Skip to next paragraph
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5. The Rental Boom: Most of us don't need to be reminded of continued weakness in housing. But, the rental market, by comparison, is soaring. Despite high rents and low home prices, the lack of consumer confidence is still pushing Americans away from buying and towards renting. On Wednesday, REIS releases its quarterly apartment vacancy/rent report, illustrating the disparity.