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From Bad to Worse: Two Terrible Productivity Ideas

While we may be past the worst of the Great Recession, many companies still feel the need to stretch the human resources they have as far as possible. It's no surprise, then, that we're still experimenting with ways to pump up productivity...Show More Summary

For grads, a high-earning major offered little protection from this brutal recession

If you graduated college during a U.S. economic downturn any time before the Great Recession, your luck generally depended on your major. Yes, wages for new job entrants fell across the board, but the losses tended to be most severe in lower-paying fields. Those in the best-paying professions — engineering or accounting, for instance — […]

Live From New York: 10 Things We Learned From James Franco's 'SNL' Doc

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By JENNA SCHERER December 2008 was a long time ago: George W. Bush was languishing in the last days of his presidency; the Great Recession had only just gotten underway; and a young fella named James Franco was putting together his second-ever short-film project for his filmmaking degree at NYU. Show More Summary

Live From New York: 10 Things We Learned From James Franco's 'SNL' Doc

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By JENNA SCHERER December 2008 was a long time ago: George W. Bush was languishing in the last days of his presidency; the Great Recession had only just gotten underway; and a young fella named James Franco was putting together his second-ever short-film project for his filmmaking degree at NYU. Show More Summary

The Fed and Treasury should work more closely together. Say what?

How independent should the Federal Reserve be? The general consensus in the wake of the Great Recession has been that the nation’s central bank should operate in a politically sterile environment, pulling whatever levers are necessary to ensure the economy gets back on track -- whether that means slashing interest rates to zero or pumping […]

Are Americans Really About to Say Goodbye to This Detroit Automaker Again?

In a way, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is saying goodbye, but it's far different from Chrysler's bankruptcy amid the Great Recession.

Unions would rather have empty hotels than jobs

By Bob McManus, New York Post Unemployment in the nation’s poorest urban county dropped below 10 percent in August — down from 13.9 percent in 2010, at the depth of the Great Recession.

General Motors: A Contrarian's Opportunity

By Workhorse Investor: As the S&P 500 sits around 2000, many pundits, analysts, and retail investors look back at the tremendous rise from the depths of the Great Recession with a tinge of regret. The "what if" scenario runs in their...Show More Summary

The rise of China and the future of US manufacturing

Manufacturing in the US has rebounded after the Great Recession, but employment levels have not recovered from their steep decline in the decade before the recession. This column examines to what extent the sector’s fall is a result of the rise of China. Show More Summary

6 Lessons to Remember From the Great Recession

To get the most from the good days, it helps to remember the worst.

Barter for Anything and Everything: Are You Brave Enough?

Diego Giudice/AP You likely bartered when you were young, trading baseball cards or maybe swapping toys, but the Internet really re-energized the ancient practice, and the Great Recession gave a further popularity boost to exchanging...Show More Summary

The Great Recession: The financial crisis that keeps on giving

The Great Recession has lasted a lot longer for some than for others.

Survey: Three Out Of Four Americans Feel Like Recession Continues

``While the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, only 21 percent of Americans believe it's really over, while 72 percent believe it continues... Meanwhile PBS Newshour reported that the most common economic fear "reveals aShow More Summary

If You’re A Millennial, You Just Might Not Want A Credit Card

Millennials came of age during a horrible recession that saw a whole lot of Americans in debt, jobless and going for broke. As a result, many millennials are averse to credit cards as a whole. While it may seem great … More » If You’re...Show More Summary

Optimism, but Not Investments, Growing, Survey Says

Getty Images The Great Recession was the gift that keeps on taking away. According to a new study from Wells Fargo and Gallup, investors, whether retired or still working, are in a bad spot generally. A phone survey of investors with...Show More Summary

Consumer Reports says Americans are ready to shop again

It’s been seven years since the 2007 Great Recession and Americas are still plagued by fears of losing it all in an instant. The good news from Consumer Reports is that, despite their fears, Americans are ready to shop again. The vacations, home renovations, even divorces that seemed out of reach during the recession are […]

Chart: Big Gains for the 1 Percent of the 1 Percent

We'll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday's chart looked at how the richest Americans bounced back from the Great Recession. Today's chart: How the richest...Show More Summary

In Iceland, A Thaw In Gov’t Opposition To Repaying Hedge Fund Creditors: Bloomberg

After a half-decade bull market replete with record highs for stocks, the wave of bankruptcies tied to the Great Recession may seem like a distant memory. But for at least some investors, closure has been elusive—though that may be about to change in Iceland. As noted earlier this year, Iceland blocked out hedge funds and [...]

Morning Must-Read: Mark Thoma: Can New Economic Thinking Solve the Next Crisis?

Mark Thoma: Can New Economic Thinking Solve the Next Crisis?: "It is certainly true that mainstream, modern macroeconomic models failed us... >...prior to and during the Great Recession.... But amid the calls for change in macroeconomics there is far too much attention on the tools and techniques that macroeconomists use... Show More Summary

L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of organized labor.

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