Home prices surge by most on record

Home prices rose 14.6% year over year nationally in April, according to the national Case-Shiller index, making for the highest reading in more than 30 years of recordkeeping.

New Yorkers cash in on growth of 'stooping' phenomenon

Last year, an out-of-work Broadway performer realized that she could make decent cash by selling stuff that New Yorkers tossed to the curb. And with so many residents fleeing the city, she found a lot of inventory.