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Slashing government expenditures is great when the economy is growing normally. But when it's not — watch out
You can buy a loaf of bread for less than $1 in Harlingen, Texas. But the struggling city also has one of the nation's highest poverty rates
A Texas driver was willing to pay $3,000 for "AMERICA" plates, suggesting a potentially lucrative new revenue source for cash-strapped states
The Washington Post fact-checks the president's recent speech about Chrysler's bailout repayments, and takes issue with... almost all of it
Beset by dwindling business and huge losses, the U.S. Postal Service has warned that it could become insolvent unless Congress extends a helping hand
Many critics were inspired by the car company's two-minute defense of Detroit. Others argue that the price is inappropriately high for a company in debt
Illinois governor Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has approved a record income tax increase of 66 percent for his constituents. Can it help the state recover from the recession, or will it make the economy worse?
The Golden State's governor has called for dramatic spending cuts and tax extensions to help reduce a $25 billion deficit. Will his plan work?
Sin City has been hit hard by the economic downturn, but new mega-resorts keep opening. Can they possibly turn a profit?
The media has found a concise new way to foreshadow financial Armegaddon: Just ask whether a given place is "the next Greece"
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- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' confused man-crush on Vladimir Putin
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- Religious liberty should be a liberal value, too
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