Deutsche Bank (DB) has ranked 54 U.S. cities on the value of buying a home versus renting. In Cleveland, it's 50 percent more expensive to rent than buy. The other top markets favoring buyers are: Rochester and Buffalo, New York; Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg in Florida; and Chicago. At the other end of the scale, top five markets favoring renters are all in California: Oakland, San Jose, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.
Separately, Apple and two other tech giants -- Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) -- say they will begin to notify customers when they get a government subpoena for information. Civil libertarians are praising the move, but the government is none too happy. Officials say the notifications could compromise investigations by alerting suspected criminals.
Here on Wall Street last week, the Dow Jones industrial average (^DJI) and the Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC) gained nearly 1 percent, while the Nasdaq composite (^IXIC) rose more than 1 percent.
The growing list of potential bidders for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team now includes a company that wants to jump into the big time sports business. Skechers (SKX), the shoe company known for its fashionable styles, says it might want to use an NBA franchise as a way to enter the market for basketball shoes. The company recently scored a coup by providing the shoes worn by Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi.
-Produced by Drew Trachtenberg.