Two new reports show home values falling again. They could dip below last year's lows, some economists say.
US consumers are seeing lower interest rates on mortgages, car loans, even credit cards, as investors flee the euro because of the Greek debt crisis.
Metals like gold and silver have become a core holding for more investors as they focus on the risks that lie in sovereign balance sheets. The gold price was as high as $1,245.80 per ounce Wednesday.
Fears that the Greek debt crisis will spread roiled global stock markets Tuesday. Major US and European indexes fell more than 2 percent.
About 100 Communist Party supporters broke through the gates of the Acropolis, the city's chief ancient monument, and hung banners in Greek and English reading 'Peoples of Europe Rise Up.'
After a brief run-up, prices of new and existing homes are falling again.
Revised figures show that the unemployment rate fell, but the recession destroyed far more jobs than previously thought.