For all the discussion about the economy in last night’s presidential debate and on the campaign trail, one key topic that the incumbent and his challenger have largely been silent about is what to do about the once-mighty engine of housing in America’s economy – and how it might get stoked once again.

As our AOL colleague Teke Wiggin, at AOL Real Estate, notes: Keep reading →

Rather than toasting to the end of the federal financial wars as Congress heads into the Thanksgiving break, everyone might as well just relax and enjoy some time off from considering the implications of budget cuts as the next critical deadline in the ongoing saga now lies a year away.

Still, it appears the saga will probably heat up again as soon as next week. Now that the the so-called “super committee” has officially failed, Republicans are talking about rewriting the rules for across-the-board cuts to soften the blow for Defense, according to Government Executive. Obama has suggested he could veto such attempts. Keep reading →

Since 1878, the Statistical Abstract of the United States has been printed by the Government Printing Office on behalf of the Census Bureau.

The “Stat Abstract” is considered “the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It compiles data from multiple sources, including the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other federal agencies and private organizations. Keep reading →