"From my perspective . . . I'm absolutely convinced that I could fix this in 10 minutes, but I get the impression we're watching a slow-motion train wreck."
- Phil Orlando, chief equity-market strategist at Federated Investors, on the likelihood the congressional supercommittee will find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts before Wednesday.
"People are looking for value today, and if you can deliver it, you'll sell houses."
- South Jersey builder Bruce Paparone.
"Maybe it is starting to get strong enough to move out of the ICU to the recovery room."
- Joel L. Naroff, of Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Bucks County, on the slightly more healthy housing sector.