Home prices rise in nearly all major U.S. cities
Jobs and the Economy
Home prices rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, further evidence that the housing market is slowly improving even while the job market slumps.
For-profit colleges owned by publicly traded corporations were among the worst in preparing students for jobs that allow them to repay debts, according to U.S. Department of Education data that offers the first glimpse at how career training schools will perform under Obama administration rules that begin this fall.
According to a Bloomberg analysis of numbers from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the states with the highest personal income tax rates -- places like Oregon, New York, Maryland, Vermont and California -- did a much better job of weathering the turbulent 2000s than low-tax states like Nevada, Texas, Florida, Tennessee and New Hampshire.
"If they decide this by 5-4," Amar said, "then yes, it's disheartening to me, because my life was a fraud. Here I was, in my silly little office, thinking law mattered, and it really didn't. What mattered was politics, money, party and party loyalty."