It’s the end of the week! Lets do our news round-up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately:
–RBC: BC economy to decline 1.5% in 2009
–Toxic wallboard blamed for health problems in US and Canada
–Vancouver housing starts drop 70%
–Vancouver 2009: First time buyers are driving the market
–Sacramento 2006: First time buyers are driving the market
–A graph of Sacramento house prices for the last three years
–Two BC companies admit to ponzi schemes
–Canadian consumers back in the doldrums
–Stock markets: cheap or still overpriced?
–Canadian unemployment to peak in 2010?
–Enough negativity: Share your good news stories.
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend filled with sunshine, magic ponies and free beer!
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