December 20, 2008, 1pm PST
This article from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at how Clinton-era tax breaks helped create the housing bubble.
December 12, 2008, 12pm PST
Figures recently released by the Census Bureau offer a glimpse at the pre-existing economic situation that led to the burst of the housing bubble.
May 5, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The bursting of the housing bubble may be tied to rising gas prices, according to one economist.</p>
April 30, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A new reports says high gas prices have contributed to falling house prices in the nation's suburbs.</p>
April 22, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) chastises those whom he calls the "homeownership ideologues" for promoting homeownership to lower income households.</p>
March 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>J.P. Morgan's federally-back purchase of Bear Stearns holds billions in dubious "mortgage backed securities," and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are pumping hundreds of billions into the market. Time may be running out for the Federal Reserve.</p>
March 16, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In Miami, speculators inflated the housing market by buying and flipping condos. Now with the market deflating and a host of condo towers still under construction, Miami may be the worst major real estate market in the world.</p>