From California to Florida, investors snap up distressed properties, hoping to profit.
The $107 billion stimulus is now flowing to taxpayers, to spend or save as they see fit.
Unable to sell, a growing number of homeowners are simply pulling homes from market.
Americans now spend a larger share of their income on energy than at any time since 1986.
As the Federal Reserve promotes reforms, investors also call for change.
Some companies are having problems getting loans, and others are being informed of reduced credit lines.
Some states and many cities expect growth because they have the right industries or resources at the right time.
Treasury secretary calls for tighter reins on financial markets as mortgage turmoil continues.
Risks rise if the Federal Reserve and Treasury move too slow – or too fast.
How asset-backed securities tied to risky mortgages and US consumer debt are affecting investors around the world.