Douglas A.

Drought levels across most of the southwest and California are at the worst level in decades. In some cases, the problem is the worst it has been in a century. There is no sign it will let up in the...
As the COVID-19 pandemic scatters people from some of America’s largest cities to suburbs, rural areas and smaller cities, there has been a great deal of media coverage about the fact that some...
Home sales across much of the United States are on fire. Prices have recently risen at rates that top even the wild market of 2005 and 2006, just before the balloon burst and helped trigger the Great...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has long required public corporations to disclose the compensation of their top officers. The debate about whether chief executive officers are paid too...
Real estate firm Savills has posted an analysis of home prices in some of the world’s largest cities by square meter. This allows for an accurate comparison regardless of home size. One square...
Car sales collapsed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and remained depressed through most of last year. Among the causes were financial uncertainty and the inability of people to go to...
The United States has gotten safer in the past few decades. The violent crime rate (including aggravated assaults, robberies, rapes and murders/nonnegligent manslaughters) has declined steadily from...
Source: Thinkstock The outcry about overpaid CEOs has gone on for years as the financial press combs SEC statements for outlandish pay packages that sometime run into the tens of millions of dollars....
Source: ThinkstockThe stock prices of the majority of large public companies led by female CEOs have underperformed the S&P 500 so far this year, in some cases by a great deal. While some may use...
The new Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad may give off much more heat that its predecessors. (Reuters)JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) will buy 19.9% of Chinese company Bridge Trust. (Reuters)Strong sales of software...
The price of crude oil reached an all-time high of $147.30 in July 2008. Many analysts believe it will reach that level again this summer. If oil does hit $140 or better again, how long it stays...
The 10 most expensive weapons systems in the world total $868 billion in research and development and manufacturing costs. The Department of Defense has commissioned each of the weapons. The White...
This year is expected to be the best for domestic new car sales since 2006, the year before the recession began. The increase in buyer activity has been large enough that several car and light truck...
Many American companies have done incredibly well this year. A number posted extraordinary financial results in 2011. Others have launched products that revolutionized markets.Of course, many big...