When Google makes a move in the real estate space, everyone watches for clues that might signal the sleeping giant is hungry for a bigger piece of the real estate pie.
Protests against taxes and red ink are set for this weekend. Their potential to form a formidable national movement is unclear.
The slowing pace of decline suggests that the US housing market is moving toward stabilization.
About $50 billion in backlog repairs is needed for rail transit systems, but just $5.6 billion was spent in 2006, according to one report.