Many economists say the stimulus plan and rate cuts will help soften the downturn.
In the first such loss in four years, 17,000 jobs were shed in January.
Down 3.3 percent in the past year, median US home values are still 7.6 percent above 2004 levels.
Members of community supported farms reap the rewards of fresh and tasty produce.
How to 'punctuate' your garden with art.
How small-time inventors - alone or in clubs - make widgets for fun (and maybe a profit).