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    With Sacha Cohen in the news with his latest movie Bruno, it may be worth revisiting an older character of his, Ali G, and his interview with the prominent economist Charles Schultze. read more »
    More states, and the nation, likely will follow soon. The unemployment rate in Michigan surpassed 15 percent, the first time any state hit that mark since 1984. read more »
    The recent unemployment numbers have undermined belief that we might be nearing the bottom of the recession. What we can see on the surface is bad enough, but an in-depth analysis shows that there's more to the story. read more »
    Robert Reich, the nation's 22nd Secretary of Labor and a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, says the economy will never get back on track because the track we were on was unsustainable. read more »
    One thing that tends to raise the spirits when times are tough is "schadenfraude" - knowing that somebody else has it worse. And as wretched as the US economy is, there's worse! read more »
    This is the updated version of a phenomenal, detailed presentation by T2 Partners, loaded with charts. You can find informed answers and viewpoints for all your question around the crisis. read more »
    Even though the overall unemployment is increasing quickly, the story actually varies quite a bit from city to city. Here is a map showing the comparative rates of unemployment, with the annual change from 2008 to 2009. read more »
    The average US consumer spends about $50,000 a year, and majority of it goes to housing and transportation. The rest of its gets interesting - did you know we spend more on tobacco than on reading? read more »
    The national vacancy rate rose to 7.5 percent, an increase of 1.4 percentage points from last year. Meanwhile, second-quarter asking rent fell to $1,040 a month, a 0.6% decline from the prior quarter. read more »
    "They can still afford to pay but they decide not to," says Paola Sapienza, a finance professor at Northwestern University and one of the paper's authors. "It's very easy to do this in the US." read more »
    "The hemorrhaging has peaked," said Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist for the Economic Outlook Group, a forecasting firm. "We're on the other side of the recession now." read more »
    Cool interactive graphic from WSJ: Scroll over any month, and it shows the unemployment rate in percentage terms since 1948. read more »
    June's payroll reductions were deeper than the 363,000 that economists expected. However, the rise in the unemployment rate wasn't as sharp as the expected 9.6 percent. read more »
    Looking to start over? Find a new job? A new house? Here are 20 domestic markets where jobs are available and real estate is affordable. read more »



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