Money

Finally, Consumer Say They're Better Off NowFinally, Consumer Say They're Better Off Now

Wall Street Journal staffer Kathleen Madigan reports on a survey released Monday... Read more

Salaries By the NumbersSalaries By the Numbers

Time's Chris Wilson and Dave Johnson spinup a calculator so that users can compare their salaries to all of the people in the U.S. Census Bureau's database, accounting for gender, age, educational attainment, and marital status. Read more

America's Richest IndividualsAmerica's Richest Individuals

The forbes 400 is the definitive list of wealth in america, profiling and ranking... Read more

Bank on TechBank on Tech

Daily Mail staffer Victoria Woollaston reports that London-based tech expert Gi... Read more

A Sell-Off on Fannie Shares Erases 2014 Gains

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Jody Shenn reports that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which attracted investors such as hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman even as the mortgage giants hand over their profits to taxpayers, are tumbling again. Read more

As Case-Shiller Restates is Figures, Zillow Sees a Closer MatchAs Case-Shiller Restates is Figures, Zillow Sees a Closer Match

Zillow research analyst Cody Fuller looks at a comparison of previous and current Case-Shiller home price indices over the past 17 years, and matches them up to Zillow's own house price data during the same period. Read more

Consumer Spending Strengthens; Pending Home Sales SlipConsumer Spending Strengthens; Pending Home Sales Slip

U.S. consumer spending accelerated in August, the government said on Monday, a... Read more

Payroll Tax Withheld Shows Economic ZipPayroll Tax Withheld Shows Economic Zip

Wall Street Journal staffer Josh Zumbrun reports that the U.S. economy grew at a... Read more

Good Times Are Back! ... For a Privileged FewGood Times Are Back! ... For a Privileged Few

New York Times Upshot columnist Neil Irwin spotlights the work of Bard College economist Pavlina R. Tcherneva, who created a chart that vividly shows how benefits from rising incomes in an expansion has changed drastically over the last 60 years. Read more

Housing Finance's Needed MakeoverHousing Finance's Needed Makeover

Inman News columnist Lou Barnes urges audiences to give thought to the inability to redesign its system of mortgage lending. Since 2008, the Fed has been it, and for 70 years prior government agencies were it, and the “private sector” has neither the interest nor the capacity to be it. Read more

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