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Brookings

The Metros That Sorely Need the U.S. Government to Keep Paying Its Bills

Where Americans depend the most on federal spending.

National Archives

The Time the Teacher's Union Saved New York From Bankruptcy

In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.

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Energy-Efficient Homes Are Much Less Likely to Go Into Default

Should federal mortgage guidelines take this into account?