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Are We Coming Out of the Recession?

Some economists think the answer to this question is “Yes”: the stock market shows signs of stabilizing, home sales are inching back, consumer confidence is slowly turning around. Other economists think that the recession will be with us a long time and that there are still rough days ahead. Now, having awarded over $221 million […]

How Did the Prize Patrol Get Started?

Just over twenty years ago, Todd Sloane, an assistant in the PCH advertising department, came to me and said, “I have an idea.” “What is it?” I asked as I sat in my office minutes after we had conducted a drawing for a Million Dollar SuperPrize. “Well,” he said, “you’re about to place a phone […]

One Less House For Sale in Idaho

Some “experts” think the recession may have bottomed out. But for millions of struggling families, especially folks trying to sell their homes, financial recovery still seems far away: far, far away to Stephanie Gornichec of Boise, Idaho, and her husband Shaun. Until one day last week. A year ago Stephanie was nicely employed in the […]