Economy Jun 28

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Latest Housing Prices More Than 30% Below Peak

This month's Case-Shiller Home Price Index is out and, rather than paraphrase or plagiarize Phil Izzo's succinct account for The Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics blog, how about we reproduce it? S&P/Case-Shiller home-price…

Arts Jun 22

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Can Investment Assumptions Worsen the State Pension Fund Crisis?

Well, no. Investment assumptions themselves don't worsen the crisis, but as we explain in our story on Rhode Island on Wednesday's broadcast, decisions about pension fund investment assumptions can mean higher taxes, lower pensions and bitter politics. Why?…

Mar 29

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau the nation grew almost ten percent over the last decade -- from 281.4 million in 2000 to 308.7 million in 2010. The country's racial mix has shifted too. The number of people that…