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Great Recession

10 States Where Wages Declined Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The past decade has largely been one of erosion for the U.S. economy: jobs lost, homes foreclosed on, gains in equality erased. And according to a new...

How The Seven Biggest Presidential Speeches On The Economy Failed

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: President Barack Obama will give a speech before a joint session of Congress this week, in which he will lay out a job creation pl...

EXCERPT: A People's History Of The Great Recession

HPMG e-books | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

What follows is an excerpt from "A People's History of the Great Recession," a compilation of HuffPost Politics reporter Arthur Delaney's stories on ...

GRAPHIC: U.S. Cities Gaining And Losing The Most Jobs

Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

The American economy might have not added any jobs in August, but for a handful of cities, the last year has been a period of substantial job growth, ...

World Bank Head: I Don't Expect U.S. To Dip Back Into Recession

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. economy will likely limp along with slow growth and high unemployment but avoid a recession, World Bank President Robert Zoellic...

Arthur Delaney

What Else Can We Do For The Long-Term Unemployed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Steve Clark of St. Louis, Mo., lost his IT job in 2009, he intuitively knew that as someone older than 60, he'd have a tough time g...

Wandering The Country In An RV, Desperately Looking For Work

Michael Thornton | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

Originally posted at AlterNet Where are the jobs? That question is on the minds of millions of Americans who have lost jobs during the Great Recessio...

How The Economy Is Affecting Labor Day Weekend Travel [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business

This year, Labor Day arrives on the heels of news that the economy added no jobs during the month of August, just the latest sign of an economic recov...

Obama Needs New Growth Story

Will Marshall | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

More than a batch of new programs, Americans need a new story about how to regain our economic dynamism. We need a fundamentally new model for economic growth.

10 States With The Largest Job Gaps

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

With the American economy years away from returning to pre-recession employment levels, Friday's news that the country failed to add any jobs at all i...

Matt Sledge

New York's Dismal Unemployment Numbers Mean 1 In 7 Out Of Work | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The state, and particularly the city, of New York may be doing well compared to the rest of the country, but nearly two years after the Gr...

Obama's Job Creation Failure: He Did Not Fix Housing

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

In the conventional wisdom, there is nothing President Obama can do to put Americans back to work in large numbers. He is a president supposedly held ...

Back-To-School Sends Online Job Postings Up In August

Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

A monthly gauge of online labor demand in the United States rose 2.1 percent in August, helped as retailers needed more workers for the back-to-sc...

What Economic Growth Actually Means For Most Americans

New York Times | UWE E. REINHARDT | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

Suppose we placed a carefully selected sample of men on a hot stove and another sample of men on dry ice. Could we reasonably conclude that, on averag...

A People's History Of The Great Recession By Arthur Delaney

HPMG e-books | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books

Every book about the economic crisis of the late 2000s focuses on the institutions that caused the recession and the brilliant geniuses who were a...

Peter S. Goodman

'Recession Forever': For The Long-Term Unemployed, Fading Hold On Middle Class | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

If anyone in America could plausibly claim immunity to the unemployment crisis, Joe Sangataldo figured to be the guy. He earned his wages at a county ...

Consumer Spending Jumps In July After First Decline In Nearly Two Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending grew in July by 0.8 percent, the largest amount in five months. That followed a decline in June and helped ease f...

It's Not A Great Recession

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.28.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

With unemployment rising, growth slowing, housing prices continuing to fall, and government dithering, it's time to retire the term "The Great Recession" as entirely inadequate and misleading.

Third World America: One Year Later

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I wanted the book to serve as "a warning, a way of saying that if we don't change course -- and quickly -- that could very well be our future." Well, 12 months on, the paperback version of the book is coming out and, sad to say, almost none of those troubling trends have been reversed.

Gloom Settles On Central Bankers | JON HILSENRATH | Posted 10.28.2011 | Business

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--After years fighting crises and pumping money into the financial system, the world's central bankers are coming to grips with the ...

7 Of Warren Buffett's Biggest News Moments

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's actions might not be predictable, but people certainly do take notice of them. His investments are mimicked, his remarks publicized a...

Rather Than Aiding Economy, Low Interest Rates Hurt Savers

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Super-low interest rates haven't done what they usually do after a recession. They haven't ignited economic growth or revived the home m...

Huge Verizon Strike Sends Weekly Jobless Claims Up

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press)— Thousands of Verizon workers on strike pushed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week to its hig...

Jared Bernstein: Barack Obama Has 'Plenty' Of Economic Options

The New Republic | Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Here’s the policy reality facing the president: The economy is stuck in the mud and the American people are losing faith that policy makers can do a...

The English Riots: Just Meaningless Sound and Fury?

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Thomas Ferguson

Slavoj Zizek is right about one important fact: Repetition is a basic feature of social history. Unfortunately, it's not, as St. Augustine thought, the mother of learning.