"A tired pilot is a tired pilot, whether there are 10 paying customers on board or 100, whether the payload is passengers or pallets.

- National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah A.P. Hersman, expressing disappointment that
cargo operators were not included in the first Federal Aviation Administration overhaul of rules
on pilot rest and work schedules in 26 years.

"In other words, the meteor that cratered the housing market was a lot larger than initially estimated. And you thought the dinosaurs had problems?"

- Economist Joel L. Naroff, on news that the National Association of Realtors overstated sales of previously owned homes from 2007 to 2010 by about three million.

"Cash flow, buy in the best locations, and buy the Volkswagen in the Rolls-Royce lot."

- Advice from Center City developer Allan Domb,
on what to look for
if you're considering
investing in an
apartment building.

"Today, Main Street is what matters because Main Street makes up 71 percent of the economy. You can't argue with the fact that the cost of gas has come down, which puts more money in the pockets of consumers to spend, and so things are starting to tick up."

- Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist for Prudential Securities, as encouraging economic reports pushed stocks higher Thursday.

"I don't think that my constituents should have a tax increase because of Washington's dysfunction."

- U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), as House Republicans caved to demands from President Obama and congressional Democrats for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts.