‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

'Stray' — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

The cat is out of the bag — and probably all over your Twitter feed. “Stray,” a new videogame for Sony’s SONY, +3.42% PlayStation and Microsoft MSFT, +2.08% Windows, lets players explore a subterranean, cyberpunk city as ginger tabby that’s trying to claw its way back to its family. The $29.99 third-person platform adventure and … Read more

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here’s where we could be headed next, says strategist

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here's where we could be headed next, says strategist

Those looking for a bit of good news to start the week may have to cast the net further out. Stock futures are tilting lower as COVID-19 cases flare up in China, threatening more lockdowns. And the plate was already full for investors this week, with inflation one of several data points to watch, and … Read more

I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

I'm the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company.  Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – … Read more

I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

I'm the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company.  Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Mark Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable to millions of Americans — with home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you may qualify for now here). So – as part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now – … Read more

6 of the 10 US housing markets most vulnerable to a downturn are in this state

6 of the 10 US housing markets most vulnerable to a downturn are in this state

Some real estate markets are more vulnerable to a downturn than others. Getty Images Six of the 10 counties most vulnerable to a downturn are in New Jersey, according to a Special Housing Risk Report — which looked at the highest concentrations of the most at-risk markets in the first quarter of 2022 — released … Read more

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

These 10 stocks from a sector that is a bear-market bulwark have upside potential of up to 30%

During times of uncertainty, it can help to look at what happened during other down cycles for stocks. True, we don’t know when the stock market will hit bottom during this cycle, or if it already has. But you might want to tilt toward a sector that has fared well during previous downturns. You might … Read more

‘Peak inflation is not here yet’: Rents continue to rise, putting pressure on would-be homebuyers. That’s bad news for the Fed.

'Peak inflation is not here yet': Rents continue to rise, putting pressure on would-be homebuyers.  That's bad news for the Fed.

Rents will continue to rise, contributing to inflation, until the end of the year, economists say. With home prices and mortgage rates this high, many prospective homeowners are choosing to rent longer, opting to wait it out until prices normalize. But rents are also increasing, helped along by a housing-supply shortage that’s hiking the cost … Read more

I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

I'm the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors.  Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise … Read more

I’m the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors. Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

I'm the director of forecasting for the National Association of Realtors.  Here are 6 things you should know about the housing market now

As part of our series where we ask prominent economists and real estate pros their take on the housing market now, we talked to Nadia Evangelou, senior economist and director of forecasting at the National Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors The housing affordability crunch is here — with mortgage rates continuing to rise … Read more

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots . Here’s what happened this week: The Food and … Read more