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Jefferson County, Ala., files for bankruptcy

Nov 10, 2011
The largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history happened in Jefferson County, Ala., yesterday.
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European economic crisis hits some U.S. regions harder

Nov 10, 2011
As Europe's economy continues to sour, the impact here isn't borne equally around the nation. In fact, some regions don't feel it at all.
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Mayors plan for long work ahead

Nov 9, 2011
Three newly elected and re-elected mayors across the U.S. discuss the plans and priorities they have for their cities.
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Julia Coronado: 'We risk losing the potential of a generation'

Nov 7, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with BNP Paribas, talks to us about the crisis in Europe, what political changes could be coming in the U.S., and the problem that more of us should be worried about.
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Who are the top 1%?

Nov 4, 2011
The "top 1 percent" is a term being used a lot these days, but who exactly is that demographic?
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Highly concentrated poverty on the rise

Nov 3, 2011
More Americans are living in communities with poverty rates of at least 40 percent, especially in the the Midwest, the South and in the suburbs. A new report from Brookings says it's harder to escape such concentrated poverty.
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U.S. leads the world in GDP, but not in other measures

Nov 2, 2011
According to a measure called the Human Development Index, America ranks lower than other developed countries -- especially when it comes to the wealth gap.
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Seven years of lean

Nov 2, 2011
PIMCO's Bill Gross says it took us more than seven years to get into this mess, and it'll take just as long to get out of it.
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Julia Coronado: Uncertainty surrounds European debt deal

Oct 31, 2011
The first U.S. casualty of the European debt crisis might be emerging, as questions remain about many details of the grand plan.
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What's behind the new measure of poverty?

Oct 31, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the Census Bureau's new nuanced measurement of poverty and how it gives us a better understanding of who's poor.
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