The weekend is nigh! Let’s do our end of the week economic news round up and open topic discussion. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed lately:
–Canadian consumers rated ‘remarkably resilient’
–City Hall seeks Federal help to boost rental stock
–Metro Vancouver health cuts include layoffs and increased fees
–Advertisers not so hot on the winter games
-TD: All provincial economies to decline in 2009
-Merril Lynch: Get ready for 10% gdp growth!
-Conference Board: Lukewarm recovery coming soon
–Boomtime building and Chinese toxic drywall
–US Foreclosures at record high despite aid
–Paulson hid facts to ‘protect taxpayer’
–US 30 year fixed rate mortgages near record low
–Nothing will stop housing prices from tanking, but rates help
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have fun-tastic weekend!