The United Nations has recently come under attack for its handling of both the Ebola outbreak and the war in Syria. It has prompted some to question what the role of the U.N. should be on the international stage. We look at the relevance of the U.N., 70 years after its creation.
Sales of new houses and existing homes rose in September, but median prices continue to falland as many as one third of existing home sales stem from foreclosures. Trends in the U.S. residential real estate market and the impact on the economy
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Christpher Foote senior economist and policy advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Steve O'Connor senior vice president of government affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
- John Taylor President and CEO, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
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