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‘Scary times’: Builders cut home prices and slow construction as buyers pull back, survey shows
A proprietary survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting reveals a broad slowdown in business for home builders. Read More
ERCOT warning: 5 electricity blackout risks facing the entire U.S., not just Texas
Texas has a unique state-run power grid, but its extreme-weather issues, and balancing natural gas and wind to create electricity, hold lessons for the nation. Read More
‘They’ve owned these pets for years’: People are giving up family dogs they adopted long before the pandemic, mostly due to inflation, shelters say
One dog was recently abandoned in Jacksonville, Fla. with a note saying the owner could no longer keep the pet due to an increase in rent. Read More
When will inflation peak? U.S. consumers see light at the end of the tunnel, NY Fed survey suggests
Days ahead of June inflation data, consumers said they were increasingly worried about their finances compared to a year ago Read More
My friend got us free theater tickets. When I got home, she texted me, ‘Can you get our next meal or activity?’ Am I obliged to treat her?
‘I am not a tit-for-tat person, especially with friends. I often treat friends to a drink.’ Read More
These are the safest new cars of the year
All new cars are pretty safe these days, but some are safer than others. These go above and beyond government-mandated safety features and manufacturer norms Read More
Back-to-school shopping: start early, get creative, and watch for sales over the summer
Regardless of your financial situation, the general advice from experts is not to buy all of you back-to-school supplies at once. Read More
For small businesses, rising rates are leading to lower optimism. Here are 7 things they should do now to survive.
Small-business owners are faring OK financially right now, but their worries about the future are mounting, according to this new small-business financing index Read More
‘Good deals for the bold:’ How the rest of 2022 might play out for hopeful homebuyers
A catastrophic decline in affordability has priced millions out of homeownership. But there may be a scrap of hope. Read More
Four valuable lessons I learned taking a road trip in an electric car
We took one of the market’s least expensive electric cars on a 1,100-mile road trip to get our range anxiety in check. Here’s how it went. Read More