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Great Recession

The Climate Post: Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Emissions, but Carbon Market Failing

Mason Inman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Emissions dropped in 2009, but research now shows they rebounded quickly in 2010, setting a new all-time record. Economist Nicholas Stern said emissions are "now close to being back on a 'business as usual' path."

Recent Jobs Gains Could Be 'Turning Point' For State Budget Crises

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The best hiring stretch in five years is helping governors and legislators narrow state budget gaps after two of the toughest years...

Lila Shapiro

Latest Home Sale Prices Show Downward Spiral With 'No Relief In Sight' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Nearly two years since the recession officially ended, home sale prices in major U.S. cities dropped to their lowest level since the bubble burst in 2...

Dave Jamieson

Grocery Store Workers Go On Hunger Strike Over Stagnant Wages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business

All night long, Jose Garcia performs his job while surrounded by food -- a painful bit of irony, he says. The 52-year-old Mexican immigrant works t...

Top Ten Least Stressed States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

In the last three years, when so much has changed, American stress levels have remained surprisingly the same. Gallup recently released the survey...

"Idonomics" and the American Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Over the past 50 years, the pleasure principle -- the id -- has dominated American society. The result has been "idonomics," in which the id dominates not only the marketplace, but also politics, media, technology and even our personal relationships.

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

Maxwell Strachan

What Causes High Unemployment? Blame The Business Cycle, Report Finds | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

America's current unemployment crisis is predominately the result of a pronounced dip in the business cycle, according to a new paper by economists at...

Are White People Disenfranchised?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I received some hate mail from a white supremacist. It's a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence. Her sentiments were ignorant and bizarre...

10 States Where Food Stamp Usage Is Soaring

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

Of all the disastrous consequences of the economic crisis, perhaps the most devastating is the idea of even more Americans struggling to feed their fa...

Graduating MBAs Are Ill Equipped to Lead Firms in Uncertain Times

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The purpose of finance is to allocate capital efficiently. We'd better ensure the next generation of leaders in finance have learned that efficiency means so much more than a narrow focus on profit maximization.

Lila Shapiro

Foreclosures Fall To 40 Month Low -- Due To Paperwork Delays, Not Recovery | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

Foreclosure activity has fallen to a 40-month low, but not because of any recovery in the housing market, a new report finds. Rather, the slowdown com...

10 Cities Where Home Prices Are Falling The Fastest

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

Nearly two years since the Great Recession officially ended, the housing market still shows few signs of picking up. And it could get worse before it ...

Why Obama Should Play the Blame Game -- Like FDR

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

When Roosevelt said, "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished," Americans knew their president was with them. This attitude was the basis of his rapport with the public, and for his three re-elections.

Paul Krugman: Blame The 'Policy Elite'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

The fact is that what we’re experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. The policies that got us into this mess weren’t responses to public dem...

El-Erian: 'Sleepwalking On America's Unemployment Crisis'

Project Syndicate | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

The issue is the scope and composition of unemployment in America – a problem that is yet to be sufficiently recognized for its increasingly detrime...

Paul Krugman On How 'Greed Trumps Gay Rights'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

Last year the G.O.P. pulled off two spectacular examples of bait-and-switch campaigning. Medicare, where the same people who screamed about death pane...

10 Countries Where Unemployment Has Soared

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

Since the financial crisis first pulled the world into the Great Recession, unemployment has become a global problem. A new report released by the...

Janell Ross

For Black Unemployed, Education and Effort May Not Matter | Janell Ross | Posted 07.21.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the decade leading up to the Great Recession, Wanda Nolan grew accustomed to steady progress. From an entry-level job as a fi...

Lila Shapiro

Trading Down: Taking A Pay Cut After A Layoff -- HuffPost Readers' Stories | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, The Huffington Post published a story documenting a disturbing post-recession trend: for many unemployed workers, finding a new job can me...

Ex-Obama Adviser: Action Needed To Avoid 'Permanently' Damaging Job Market

The New York Times | CHRISTINA D. ROMER | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

IT takes a while to match people with jobs, so even in normal times the unemployment rate is never zero. Before the recent recession, in the view of m...

Unemployed 99er Population Rises Dramatically by 127,000. The "Real" Long-term Unemployment Report

Michael Thornton | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

The March Employment Report showed some job gains, but not nearly enough jobs were created to put a dent in the long-term unemployment problem.

Youth Need Jobs, Hope for the Future

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.

Nate C. Hindman

What Happened To Entrepreneurship During The Recession? | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

They were among the recession's most inspiring stories: laid-off workers who went on to start their own businesses rather than dropping out of the lab...

The Millionaire Migration Myth: Don't Fall for This Anti-Tax Scare Tactic

Carl Davis | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Carl Davis

With so many states looking for ways to balance their budgets, why isn't there more interest in finally making the rich pay their fair share?