Next Economy Notes - Are Gas Prices and the Housing Market Stabilizing?

In a word, possibly.

As you saw in my colleague Clare's post earlier, some economists think gas prices may have already peaked for 2012.

If gas prices actually start to fall and housing prices start to stabilize, the long awaited recovery summer might actually happen.

Speaking of housing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a new proposal to protect consumers in mortgage servicing. 

In the meantime, Starbucks is continuing to address the number one problem facing America: the need for new jobs.  Make sure you vote for the Opportunity Finance Network here.

Finally, in the spirit of entrepreneurship, we applaud Caine's Arcade.