U.S. Politics Oct. 11, 2007

Economic Pessimism Grows as Nation’s Real Estate Slump Hits Wealthy Areas

Public assessments of the nation’s economy have fallen to a two-year low. Faced with a steady stream of negative news about the housing market, Americans are substantially less inclined than they were even a few months ago to say they expect home prices to rise over the next few years.

Media & News Mar. 1, 2007

How the Press Described that 400 Point Drop in the Dow

“Correction” edged out “plunge” as the most used term, according to a Project for Excellence in Journalism search of stories on Google News for Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.