- U.S. existing home sales up 7.6 percent in April (2)
Total housing inventory at the end of April rose 11.5 percent to 4.04 million existing homes available for sale, which represents an 8.4-month supply at the current sales pace, up from an 8.1-month supply in March. Raw unsold inventory is 2.7 percent above a year ago, but remains 11.6 percent below the record of 4.58 million in July 2008.
The national median existing-home price for all housing types was 173,100 dollars in April, up 4.0 percent from April 2009. Distressed homes account ... _NULL_
- Japan's imported auto sales hit 21-year low
The number of vehicles produced by foreign manufacturers newly registered in Japan in December 2009, increased by 7.5 percent from a year earlier to 18,762 units, according to a report released on Friday by the Japanese Association of International Automobiles (JAIA).
However sales of imported vehicles in Japan for the year plummeted 18.6 percent from the previous year, marking a 21-year low of 178,527 units, as consumer demand slumped amid economic distress, analysts indicated.
- White House Advisor: Israel Undermining Mideast Peace
David Axelrod says Israel's Settlements plan is distressing to everyone promoting the ideas of peace and security. デビッドアクセルロッド、イスラエルの国土計画をみんなに平和と安全保障の考え方を促進する悲惨されている
- AIG bailout secrecy...
washington lawmakers are preparing to investigate revelations that the federal reserve bank of new york, led at the time by timothy geithner, pushed for greater secrecy on controversial bailout decisions.