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By Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
When we pay taxes, where does the money go? Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer not only wondered; he decided to make a new research tool to make that information available to the public. USAFacts is an interactive website that lists…
By PBS NewsHour
Whether your home is an investment or merely a place to live is a debate that’s heated up since the subprime-mortgage disaster of the early 2000s.
By Teresa Ghilarducci
The nation's largest housing recovery initiative led to more household spending, but impediments to competition kept it from reaching its full potential.
By Making Sen$e Editor
New rules for home mortgages, designed to make lenders more transparent to borrowers, took effect Saturday. The so-called "know before you owe" rules are meant to protect home buyers from surprises at their closing. Wall Street Journal Reporter Joe Light…
Since Florida's housing market crashed nearly a decade ago, a wave of investors offering cash to flip or rent properties has helped restore market values. Now, some homeowners who suffered foreclosure but are ready again to qualify are being priced…
Despite what you might have heard, the foreclosure crisis is far from over. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to people in Florida who have lost their homes, and considers whether a wave of new foreclosures is on the horizon.
To taper stimulus efforts? Examining the Fed's role in the economic recovery…
Calif. City Contemplates Using Eminent Domain to Solve Their Foreclosure Crisis…
Obama Supports Retaining Role for Government in Push to Reform Mortgages…
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