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Low Interest Rate Addictions

Michael Pento | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

Central banks have created the illusion of growth that is based upon re-inflating asset prices. And, it is also predicated on their ability to suppress interest rates. However, record debt levels and central bank inflation targets are a deadly combination

Homebuilders Struggle To Find Qualified Workers

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

-- U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be sta...

Foreclosures Taking Nearly Three Times As Long To Process As In 2007

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

If the American housing market is ever to recover -- and provide some momentum to a broader economic turnaround -- it needs to work its way through th...

As Demand For Rentals Rises, 2012 Will Be 'The Year Of The Landlord'

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(MARGARET CHADBOURN, Reuters) - Brian Keith is busier than ever as the architecture firm he works for rushes to wrap up work on a 300-unit apartme...

Homebuilder Sentiment Rises To Highest Level In Year And A Half

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Homebuilder sentiment perked up in December for the third month in a row, to its highest level in a year and a half, the National Association of H...

With Latest Plan, Obama Again Tries To Rehabilitate Housing Market [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

President Obama and White House officials announced a major change to a national home-refinancing plan Monday, in an effort to stimulate the economy a...

Homeownership Rates Take Their Biggest Drop Since The Great Depression

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

During his presidency, George W. Bush spoke of his vision for an "ownership society," an America where anyone and everyone who wanted to could stake a...

Foreclosures Notices Surge In August, Signaling Pain For Housing Market

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Home foreclosures, after slowing to a crawl over the past year, seem to be gaining momentum again, a sign that heralds both pain and perhaps eventual ...

Low Home Prices Mean It's Cheaper To Buy Than To Rent In Many Cities

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

As the national real estate slump deepens, home prices in many cities have crossed a worrisome milestone. It's cheaper to buy a home than to rent o...

The 10 Worst Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Though it's certainly not fair, some of the most physically challenging (and dangerous) jobs pay the worst salaries. At least that's what Careercast.c...

Shadow Elite: Are They Responsible For The Subprime Mortgage Crisis?

Jack Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jack Blum

The approach of looking to the roles, activities, sponsors, and networks of players--be they organized crime figures, politicians, experts, influencers, or some combination thereof--is today, more than ever, imperative.