Home-price slump won't end soon

Economists: New wave of foreclosures to dampen home values

Those expecting a rapid economic recovery this year are in for a big letdown, according to an Associated Press survey of 44 prominent economists.

Those anxiously watched indicators of our nation’s economy — home values and the unemployment rate — will stay mostly flat through 2011, the economists said. The AP’s new quarterly Economy Survey included private, corporate and academic economists, the news organization said.