“When I tell you it’s been dead, it’s been dead,” said the 24-year-old mother of two. She also works at a day care center and is finishing her last year at Atlanta Metropolitan College.

Beazer Homes is bailing out of Charlotte a year after the Observer, in one of the finest investigations we’ve seen in a long time, found that the company’s homes had higher rates of foreclosures than those of other builders and that it helped put buyers in homes they couldn’t pay for.

We had to go searching for the link to that investigation. If we were the Observer, we’d splatter that on every somehow-related story we could.

Nothing worth reporting from The Dallas Morning News, but we just want to say to them, “Good God, people! Get a new Web site!

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.