White House economist Christina Romer said Thursday that the stimulus package's impact on the economy will weaken from here on.
Only 30 percent of foreclosed homes are currently on the market nationwide. Could the backlog of hundreds of thousands of empty or rented homes swamp recovery?
The federal government is focusing on America's largest banks, but many smaller banks – which are deeply entwined in local communities and crucial to recovery – are sliding toward possible failure.
The economy is showing positive signs, but the recession is so deep that most 'best case' forecasts still point to a slow recovery.
Bernanke and Geithner affirmed Tuesday the importance of getting credit flowing, even if it involves taxpayer money.
Low mortgage rates act as a gentle spur, but they're not enough to revive the housing market.
High-tech, healthcare, energy, or factory goods could rev up a year from now.
Evidence of stability includes easing US bond prices and bank moves to raise capital.
Many economists say the stimulus plan and rate cuts will help soften the downturn.