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Why was the recession so much worse for small businesses? Blame lending.

Timid banks and tight credit hurt small businesses, but not big ones, new research argues.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Nov 26, 2014
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Big cities are dominating the recovery, leaving the rest of America behind

There are two American economies right now: big cities and everyone else.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Nov 18, 2014
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Restaurant hiring is booming, even as fewer Americans are dining out

Why is restaurant employment growing twice as fast as the overall job market?

  • Tina Griego
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  • Nov 14, 2014
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Why Americans don’t trust lower gas prices

Pump prices are at four-year lows, but drivers don't think it will last. A look at our peculiar psychological relationship with gas prices.

  • Danielle Paquette
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  • Nov 4, 2014
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The young and the disconnected: America’s youth unemployment problem

The economy is getting better. So why have so many young Americans been left out of the recovery?

  • Robert Samuels
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  • Oct 27, 2014
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How America’s poor are slipping further behind — in 3 charts

Lower incomes, less credit, and fewer secure jobs -- the story of low income America in the 21st century.

  • Chico Harlan
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  • Oct 17, 2014
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Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa

No credit, no cash, no bank account? There’s still a place to go shopping, but it comes at a price.

  • Chico Harlan
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  • Oct 16, 2014
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The glass penthouse: Women make up just 10 percent of top earners

For all the debate about the glass ceiling, few facts have been established about the number of women who break through.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Oct 9, 2014
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How the recession affected womens’ decision to have kids

New research suggests the recession pushed tens of thousands of women to delay having a child until age 40.

  • Todd C. Frankel
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  • Sep 30, 2014
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Where income inequality has fallen the fastest in America

What we can learn from the counties that saw the greatest decreases in inequality since the end of the recession.

  • Lydia DePillis and Jeff Guo
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  • Sep 18, 2014
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