• Don't Buy Realtors' Weather Excuse Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Today the National Association of Realtors reported an unexpected 7.6 percent monthly drop in its Pending Homes Sales Index in January.

  • U.S. jobs data and developments in the Greek financial crisis could be important catalysts for stocks in the week ahead.

  • Woman window shopping on a snowy street

    Although another winter storm is bearing down on the Northeast US, there are very few coats or gloves remaining on retailers' shelves.

  • Lower Oil Costs Bad (!) for Airlines: Analyst Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Federal Bureau of Transportation said airlines are expect to cancel another 1,000 flights Thursday. Despite the bad weather, are airline stocks worth investing in? Jamie Baker, senior airline analyst at JPMorgan, and Hunter Keay, airline analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared their outlooks.

  • Blizzard Brings Snow Day For Business News Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    A blizzard swept through the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow and disrupting travel and business through the region.

  • Stop The Snow! Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Washington virtually shutdown as a result of the weekend snowstorm. Now weather reports are saying we’re in for another major snowstorm late tonight and all day tomorrow. Mother nature will not give up!

  • Rain Relieves, but No Remedy For California Drought Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
    Cars and commercial trucks make their way through the flooded southbound lanes of the 710 Long Beach Freeway, the main artery to Long Beach and Los Angeles ports, on January 20, 2010 in Long Beach, California.

    When it rains, it pours. After more than three years of drought, California has had so much rain and flooding this week that the San Joaquin Valley, the setting of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," is more like the "Grapes of Rafts."

  • With the winter weather in the East expected to linger for the better part of this month, the market’s concern regarding heating oil is the industry’s ability to sate this demand. remains in question, writes Stephen Schork.

  • Schork Oil Outlook: Warning For Traders Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    There is a 40% probability that temps in the largest residential natural gas market in the U.S., Chicago, will fall into the warmest tercilewrites Stephen Schork.

  • The US must address climate change in an international context, not just from a domestic lens, Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens told CNBC.

  • Housing Slump May Worsen Next Year, Not Get Better Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 1:30 PM ET

    Government programs don't help the market, one economist says, because they don't "get rid of the fundamental problem: There's still a glut of houses.”

  • Commercial Real Estate Near Disaster: Fund Manager Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    Commercial real estate is somewhere between an orderly massacre and a disaster, William Mack, founder and chairman of Area Property Partners, told CNBC.

  • Housing Still Has A Ways To Go: Wilbur Ross Exec Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    The housing market has improved slightly and prices are starting to stabilize, but we could see another downswing this winter, James Lockhart, vice chairman of WL Ross & Co. and former director of the Federal Housing Financial Agency, told CNBC.

  • Home prices always lag sales, but they may be beginning to catch up.  A new report from Zillow.com finds home values stabilized in the third quarter of this year, as sales of new and existing homes grew. 

  • Tax Credit: Good Deal, More Time Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 4:49 PM ET
    Home and Taxes

    Awareness for the First-Time Home Buyers Credit is high, but some prospective buyers still are confused as to whether they can qualify.

  • Retailers Paying Customers to Bring Their Own Bags Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET

    Target and CVS are the latest retailers giving discount incentives to customers who bring in their own reusable bags instead of using the store's plastic bags.

  • US Foreclosures Continued to Rise in Third Quarter Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 12:05 AM ET

    Foreclosure notices were up 5 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, and up 23 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to the report released by foreclosure tracking Web site RealtyTrac.

  • Sellers: Get Real, Get Ahead Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    8072 Damico Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95672 — this was purchased several years ago for $905 and is on the market at $395K, short sale.

    If you’re planning to put your home on the market, it’s not your manners that need polishing. Try your silver, among other improvements.  Now, more than ever, getting a signed contract in hand is all about price and quality.

  • California: From The Bottom Up Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    A 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,200-square-foot home in La Jolla, Calif.

    If California is an indicator of the US real estate market, then the tide could be turning.  Discounted higher-priced homes are beginning to sell, following a frenzy of activity with foreclosed properties.

  • Mid-Atlantic: D.C.'s Hot, Everything Else Is Not Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 9:31 AM ET
    Roycroft House

    Thankfully, the two-year-long storm in the Mid-Atlantic housing market appears to be over. In pockets of the region, the sun is beginning to peak through, and homes are again being bought and sold. But, like the weather, the recovery is variable.

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