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Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Nov 9, 2012
Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.
Posted In: elections, local, local government

The argument against locavorism

Oct 26, 2012
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Posted In: local, farmers markets, Food, locavorism

Herculean effort to fix a city's budget

May 8, 2012
Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.
Posted In: Hercules, california, bankruptcy, state, local, Housing

This holiday season, think outside the big box

Dec 16, 2011
"Buy Local" campaigns across the country have raised awareness about why it matters where we shop.
Posted In: local, spend, holiday shopping, Shop