Consumer/Retail

Record-Breaking Auctions for 2013

2013 has been a banner year for auctions of high-end collectibles like cars, jewels and art. Troubled hedge fund manager Steve Cohen is a major player in the collectibles game — not only did he buy the most expensive piece of art ever sold to a U.S. citizen, he’s also putting his own art collection up for auction at Sotheby’s this week. Here’s a look at 2013’s biggest record-smashing auction sales.

The Reality of Canadian Debt Levels

A look at the realities of Canadian debt levels, the direction of Canadian housing, the trend of Canadian stocks, and the Fed’s real intentions.

Best Countries for Expats

On today’s “Off The Charts,” Scarlet Fu looks at the best countries to live in overseas. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

What does the Canada/EU Trade Deal Mean for Canadians?

The Bottom Line Panel explains the ins and outs of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement that Canada signed with the EU. What does the Canada/EU trade deal mean for Canadians?

The Subprime Crisis Obama is Allowing, But Doesn’t Want You to Know

The subprime crisis Obama is allowing but doesn’t want you to know, a shocking employment statistic, how QE really works Canadian housing numbers, the truth about the stock market’s rise and the amount of money borrowed by hedge funds (it’s a BIG number), the amount of borrowed money it takes to achieve $1 of GDP activity

Will Government Shutdown Affect Housing?

Will Government Shutdown Affect Housing? Nela Richardson discusses the fallout in the housing market from the government shutdown.

Why You Should Care About a Government Shutdown

Betty Liu reports on the top reasons American’s should care about the U.S. government shutdown.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes: Legitimate Way to Quit Smoking?

Victory Electronic Cigarettes’ Brent Willis discusses the health concerns of electronic cigarettes. He speaks with Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Made in Michigan: Victory Electronic Cigarettes

It’s a revolutionary product that’s been lighting up news headlines around the country; Electronic cigarettes. WZZM 13 is taking a closer look at a West Michigan company that’s one of the top players in the up and coming industry.

The Bottom Line: Where Canada’s Economy Stands

The Bottom Line panel looks at where Canada’s economy is going and what that means for you including a look at employment and housing.

Rising Interest Rates on Housing

Applications for mortgages have dropped 3 percent last week and the rise in rates seem to be having a large impact on housing. Melissa Cohn, Manhattan Division of Guaranteed Rate; Gina Sanchez, Chantico GLobal; Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners; and CNBC’s Steve Liesman and Bob Pisani take a look at the impact.

US Housing Affordability

In today’s “Single Best Chart,” Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu discusses US housing affordability and the rising cost of a monthly mortgage payment on median existing homes in the United States.