Recession

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In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

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Where Home Values Have Plummeted the Most Since the Recession

An uneven geography of disappearing wealth.

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The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty

From one metropolitan area to the next.

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Cars and Houses Will Save the American Economy

Unless Washington gets in the way.

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Our Awkward Housing Recovery

Some good and bad news from a new report on the state of the nation's housing.

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We're Building Giant Houses Again

The average single-family house built in 2012 was 2,505 square feet in size, just shy of the all-time high.

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Do Rising Home Values Make People Feel Richer?

Evidence debunking the "wealth effect."

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Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

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The Recession Halted Urban Job Sprawl

A silver lining.

Despite Austerity, Athens Completely Revamps Its Downtown

Tramlines! Bike paths! Trees! The plans could turn an area of shabby charisma into one of real, walkable charm.

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Delaying Car and Home Ownership Has Helped Millennials Dramatically Reduce Their Debt

Young Americans have been offloading debt at a much higher rate than older generations.

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How This Smoke Cloud Became the Ultimate Symbol of Greece's Depression

You don't need any statistics to fully grasp the depth of the economic crisis. You only need to know about the smoke.

The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.

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The Great Recession's Devastating Toll on Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

High-poverty areas lost a staggering 91 percent of their absolute wealth during the crisis.

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Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

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Young Adults Are Finally Leaving Their Parents' Houses

After a Great Recession slump, the number of new households is ticking up.

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The New Geography of Finance

Despite the crisis, the U.S. finance industry has grown since 2008.

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One Surprising Factor Slowing the Economic Recovery

We need more mortgage lenders. 75 percent of the biggest home lenders in 2006 no longer exist.

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Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.