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Beyond the US fiscal headwinds - housing

James Price with Macquarie Private Wealth reports - US Home prices have been more stable and improved slightly in recent months, providing further support for the recovery in housing. Pricing remains the riskier part of the US housing recovery as the US Federal Reserve has certainly been providing unprecedented stimulus, yet we are only seeing minor gains from that. But with household formation rising and vacancy rates back down to historical levels, we are more confident the recovery will continue. So what makes this a game-changer?

My Top 7 Cool Exhibitors at Consumer Electronics Show 2013

Check out Symform representative Leif Espelund's  personal picks of 7 innovative technologies that caught his eye at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. In Lief's words -

This past week we have been in fabulous Las Vegas for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Symform has met hundreds of great people in the Sustainable Planet section, where we exhibited our green backup solution.

When I had time to leave the booth, I made the rounds and explored what is new and cool in tech. It’s a bit overwhelming at CES and practically impossible to see everything, with over 3,100 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.85 million square feet of exhibit space. To get the attention of the estimated 153,000 attendees, exhibitors needed to do something unique to rise above the noise (and oh is there noise!)

Here are 7 exhibits that caught my eye and got my attention. . . 

Canadian housing market steady as she goes according to TD bank's Ed Clark

TD chief executive Ed Clark recently sat down with Financial Post reporter John Greenwood to talk about the shaky state of household finances, the frothy housing market and what it all means for the banking sector