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Divided Decade: Financial crisis yields lasting pain and new possibilities

Dec 21, 2018
We gathered your stories for a year. Here's what we learned.
Latrice Collins, one of more than 500 participants in our How We Changed series.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed banking

Dec 21, 2018
Bigger, stronger banks … and threats.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed retail

Dec 20, 2018
A decade later, everything is still on sale.
American consumers have gotten used to deep discounts that started during the Great Recession.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed you

Dec 20, 2018
We've gathered your stories for a year. Here's what we learned.
Jessica Perelman, one of more than 500 participants in our "How We Changed" series. 
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Seniors are still struggling to recover after the financial crisis

Dec 19, 2018
The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has nearly doubled since 2007 to a record high of 12 percent, part of it driven by the financial crisis; another part by mounting debt for things like medical care, mortgage loans and…
Kathy Stevens, 67, plays bridge with friends at Riverview Towers in Pittsburgh. Stevens lost about a third of her savings during the financial crisis in 2008. It set off a decade of scaling back and she now lives in subsidized senior housing.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed jobs

Dec 19, 2018
The work we do and the way we’re paid is different.
Amy Grady, who ran as an independent for a seat in the West Virginia state Senate, teaches in her classroom at Leon Elementary on Oct. 18, 2018 in Leon, West Virginia.  West Virginia teachers went on strike this year demanding higher pay and better health care.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed politics

Dec 18, 2018
Did saving the financial system break the political system?
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed housing

Dec 17, 2018
Ten years ago the economy broke and changed the way we live.
There are now more renters than homeowners in almost half of major U.S. cities, according to census data from 2006 through 2016. Above, a residential area near Pittsburgh in 2010.
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How temp workers became the norm in America

Nov 15, 2018
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
Nissan auto factory workers (from left to right) Eric Hearn, Travis Parks and Antonio Ivy. 
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In Mississippi, labor rights can also be civil rights

Nov 14, 2018
Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are framing their fight for a union and higher wages as part of a longer fight for equality in the Deep South.
After a night shift, Nissan auto factory workers Travis Parks, Eric Hearn and Antonio Ivy gather at a Canton, Mississippi, truck stop.
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