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Entries by ProPublica from 08/2009

Stimulus Spending Fails to Follow Unemployment, Poverty

| Posted 08.06.2009 | Politics

by Michael Grabell and Jennifer La Fleur Since the economic stimulus bill passed nearly six months ago, the Obama administration has repeatedly pledg...

Analyzing the Loan Modification Process

| Posted 08.07.2009 | Business

by Karen Weise, ProPublica A version of this story aired on American Public Media's Marketplace. Seventy-year-old Barbara Harris can’t help c...

Cash for Clunkers Program Raises Hopes--And Questions

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Politics

by Marcus Stern and Jake Bernstein To supporters, the "cash for clunkers" program miraculously jolted the moribund car market back to life, engenderi...

Bankruptcy Judges & DOJ Rip Mortgage Companies

| Posted 08.12.2009 | Business

Judges have found that major mortgages servicers regularly mess up basic accounting, improperly credit payments and charge unwarranted fees.

Stimulus Transparency: Who Ensures the Numbers Are Right?

| Posted 08.17.2009 | Politics

When Obama introduced the stimulus, he made a promise of transparency: Every American will be able to see how we spend taxpayer dollars. Like so many noble ideas, that may be easier said than done.