There's sharp debate among forecasters as they examine the durability of the economic recovery and discuss what will happen next.
Sales of existing homes rose 7.2 percent over June. But 4.1 million houses remain on the market, a jump over last month's level.
One home price index rose for the first time in three years Tuesday, but foreclosures still pose a hurdle to market stability.
Family finances get healthier as people save more and spend less. But will that help the recovery?
Many economists agree another stimulus package is necessary. Some are skeptical about its benefits.
Troubled loans – from homes to cars – could trim economic growth by 1 percentage point, a new forecast says.