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The Recession

Over Half A Million People Have Been Unemployed For 2 Years Or More

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. economy has improved a lot in recent years, but not for everybody. As of September, there were some 600,000 jobless Americans ...

Proof That The Great Recession Has Yet To Release Its Grip

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty

Buried deep in a speech that President Obama delivered at the height of the Great Recession was a line that has remained etched in my psyche. When Oba...

Carly Fiorina Confronts New Post-Debate Factcheck

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina woke up Thursday morning to arguments that her performance the night before, during CNBC...

Recent Federal Student Loans Look A Lot Like Subprime Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

Federal student loans made in recent years resemble the toxic subprime mortgage loans that helped cause the Great Recession, new data show. Rather tha...

The Controversial New Argument For The Fed To Raise Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

Proponents of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have a new argument: Raise rates now so they are high enough for the central bank to cut them later...

Your Career at 50: Challenges of the Middle Aged Career Search

Mark Wayman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Mark Wayman

Having challenges as a middle aged job seeker? You have come to the right place.

Opportunity Working - I'll Tell You What Isn't

Olga Crosse | Posted 09.30.2012 | UK Politics
Olga Crosse

I do voluntary work at a Youth Project here in London. I also work in HR, so I have a fair idea of what people in general have to do in order to a) get a job b) remain employed. I also have an insiders view of the various job creation and back to work schemes that are around.

Introducing The Recessionary Arts: A HuffPost Culture Series

Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Gazelle Emami

When the arts are raised in the context of the recession, the discussion usually hits two extremes -- "saving" them, or slashing their funding -- neither of which is as compelling to explore as the arts themselves.

Arthur Delaney

Older Workers Gloomier Than Last Year | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Older workers are gloomier about the economy now than they were last year. Nearly two thirds of workers older than 50 first surveyed ...

Is The Recession Making Men Cheat?

Posted 12.20.2011 | Women

Despite reports that the recession has put a damper on male desire, a new study claims that the downturn has actually revved up men's sexual appetites...

American Economic Confidence Plummets

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Americans are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the direction of the economy, and they're losing faith in the ability of policymakers to help. ...

Study: Black Household Wealth Dropped 53% During Recession

Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

From the New York Times: Hispanic families accounted for the largest single decline in wealth of any ethnic and racial group in the country during...

Arthur's Lame Attempt To Say Something Meaningful About Social Class

Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Hunter Stuart

Arthur relies on the pleasures that excessive wealth provides to entertain the audience even while it tries to teach us a lesson about how being rich poisons your soul.

Economic Downturn Has Impacted U.S. Marriages | Annys Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Americans without a college degree bore the brunt of the recent recession, and so did their marriages, according to a new report by researchers at the...

Is Spiritual Growth Tied to the GDP?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Is the recession good for your soul? The economic numbers continue to fluctuate, and the most reported psychological symptoms of the recession are de...

What's an Underemployed Gal to Do? Run For Office.

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

The experience of running convinced me that women have a tremendous natural ability for politics. We just have to get over our fear of it and go for the brass ring.

Rebuilding Oregon Through A University

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Ainslie Forsum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. The recession hit suburban Salem, OR hard. According to Moody's Analy...

Amid The Recession, Janelle Summerville Rocks Out

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Kelsey Garvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. Recent Wake Forest grad Janelle Summerville has a lot to celebrate. T...

Madison Mayster Helps The Blind

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Allie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. When Madison Mayster learned that the government had stopped funding ...

Vanessa's Story

The Huffington Post | Elyssa Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Every other weekend, Vanessa DeJesus, an English and sociology major at Columbia University, travels an hour home to New Jersey to help out her family...

SUNY Purchase Students Find Creative Ways To Give Back

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Gabriele Fiore Boland | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. Purchase College has always been full of fashionistas strutting their...

Nina Spierer -- Accountant Turned Art Activist

The Huffington Post/Her Campus | Rachel Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The following story comes courtesy of Her Campus. See more in the series here. In June, Nina Spierer -- a Barnard College Junior -- quit her job at ...

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...

John Wands, Unemployed New Jersey Man, Struggles To Support Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

New Jersey man John Wands has been a part of the American workforce for decades, continually reinventing himself through careers as an electrician, a ...

Will 12 Holes Of Golf Become The New 18?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Tucker

Unless you're retired (or work on Wall Street), who's got time for a five-hour round of golf? On a 12-hole course, some of you duffers out there might finally break 100.