Some things I’m reading this morning:

  • Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows improvement as it’s up 1.2% from Q2 2011 to Q2 2012 (S&P); see also, reasons to remain skeptical about housing recovery: high distressed sales and shadow inventory (Forbes)
  • Review of day 1 happenings at Republican national convention (Wonkblog)
  • Visualization of a Australian housing bubble (Zerohedge)
  • Consumers remain uncertain in spite of increased net worth (SoberLook)
  • Party over?  Economist sees no growth decade ahead (CNBC)
  • Is the Fiscal Cliff a big deal? Casey Mulligan’s anti-Keynesian argument (NYT)
  • International ETFs are drawing attraction from yield-hungry investors (FinancialAdvisor)
  • Michael Phillips on back-to-school movies (ChicagoTribune)
  • Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson: one of the most colorful characters in the game of baseball (ChicagoMag)