Content about Deflation

July 22, 2011

Builders FirstSource, one of the industry’s largest pro dealers, reported $206.4 million in sales for the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 2.4% over sales of $211.5 million in the second quarter a year ago. The company attributed the decline to commodity price deflation, which was partially offset by a slight increase in sales volume, the company said.

Net loss for the Dallas-based LBM chain was $15.5 million, compared with a net loss of $19 million in the corresponding period of 2010.

February 14, 2011

According to an article in the New York Times, the housing crash is hitting cities once thought to be stable. Case in point: Seattle.

Home prices in Seattle last year had a bigger decline than home prices in Las Vegas, the article reports. 



December 5, 2010

The following letters were a response to an article about the National Commission on Fiscal...