There's a lot of excitement surrounding Groupon's decision to sell shares to the public. Morningstar IPO Strategist Bill Buhr says there will definitely be buyers, but he's concerned about how long the excitement will last."
Chicago homeowners could see the value of their houses drop another 5.8 percent this year – a bigger drop than the nation as a whole. That forecast comes from Clear Capital, a company that does home appraisals for big banks. Eric Landry is a housing analyst with Morningstar in Chicago.
This year, some retailers are hoping for a Black Thursday in addition to a Black Friday.The economic slump is pushing some retailers to encroach on a once sacrosanct holiday. For the first time, Sears will open Thanksgiving morning.