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  • Paper Economy Home prices keep falling

    The non-seasonally adjusted Composite-10 price index declined 0.78 percent since January while the Composite-20 index declined 0.76 percent over the same period resulting in the lowest level seen to on the Composite-10 since April 2003 and the largest peak decline seen since the nearly six year old housing bust began in 2006.

  • Tough Arizona immigration law rattles state's Latinos (+video)

    The Arizona immigration law has led some illegal immigrants to move elsewhere. But those who remain, as well as law-abiding Latinos, are worried about discrimination and even indiscriminate immigration sweeps.

  • The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

    From Brooklyn to Philly to Houston: Is the American city of today becoming more like Paris?

  • Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama: Who gets the dog owners vote?

    The 2012 presidential campaign has gone to the dogs. But who is winning the Doggy Wars? What pet owners say about their vote.

  • Cover Story Home again in Mexico: Illegal immigration hits net zero

    Tiny Tamaula is the new face of rural Mexico: Villagers are home again as the illegal immigration boom drops to net zero

  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio defies Obama administration, legal showdown likely

    The Justice Department has broken off negotiations with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations of racial discrimination. DOJ says Arpaio wasn't negotiating in good faith; Arpaio says the Obama administration is to trying to usurp him.

  • The New Economy Home prices stabilizing. So what's wrong with Atlanta?

    Home prices in some cities show some signs of stabilizing. But in Atlanta, the decline in home prices is accelerating.

  • Paper Economy Home prices down in January

    The home price price index declined 0.83 percent since December while the Composite-20 index declined 0.84 percent  over the same period resulting in the lowest level seen to on the Composite-10 since June 2003 and the largest peak decline seen since the nearly six year old housing bust began in 2006.

  • Trayvon Martin hoodie and Skittles rallies spread across nation

    From Atlanta to Seattle, rallies were held this weekend calling for justice in the Trayvon Martin case. More Trayvon Martin rallies are planned for today.

  • 10 best cities to buy short sale homes

    Foreclosures are tough: Homeowners lose their houses and ruin their credit, while banks get stuck with vacant, deteriorating real estate for months before selling it at a considerable loss. Increasingly, banks are finding another way: the short sale. Instead of waiting to foreclose, a bank preemptively sells a home at a deep discount and closes out the underwater mortgage, even if the house sells for less than the value of the mortgage. The result: Homeowners shed their mortgage debt, and banks unload properties more quickly and inexpensively. Here are the Top 10 metropolitan areas with the biggest average discounts on these pre-foreclosure homes, according to online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac. Can you guess which city is No. 1?