- While 2011 was clearly a challenging year, there is a lot to
be positive about looking ahead to 2012. Economically, while
buffeted by natural disasters and fiscal policy indecisiveness at
home and a European sovereign debt crisis abroad, the U.S. economy
was able to stave off economic stagnation in 2011 and is likely to
continue to do so i...
Americans still have a deep attachment to homeownership,
according to new poll results announced by The Allstate Corporation
and National Journal. Furthermore, they consider homeownership an
integral part of an American Dream in which they still
The eighth quarterly Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor
Poll revealed that n...
According to the
Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in
the U.S. is estimated to have elevated levels of radon. The
colorless, odorless and tasteless gas is estimated to cause
thousands of deaths each year, making it crucial that you take the
time to get your dream home tested for radon before you sign on the
Appliances can pose a fire
hazard even when they are not in use, according to a recent
investigation by Consumer Reports. While human error can play a
role, especially in fires involving cooking appliances and clothes
dryers, Consumer Reports' in-depth analysis of federal fire data
revealed that only about half of all appliance fires could b...
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it was likely to leave
short-term interest rates at rock-bottom levels at least through
late 2014, pushing out its easy-monetary policy even further into
the future than previously indicated.
In a statement at the end of its two-day meeting, policymakers at
the central bank acknowledged the recent im...