Apr 9, 2018

04/09/2018: The housing crisis might be even bigger than we thought

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(U.S. Edition) The U.S. has imposed new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials, which has sent their country's markets tumbling. We'll take a brief look at some of the restrictions they're facing. Afterwards, we'll talk to Princeton sociologist and…

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Millions of Americans are evicted every year — and not just in big cities

Apr 9, 2018
A new national data set sheds light on the number of evictions in America.
An eviction team removes furniture during a home foreclosure in Longmont, Colorado.
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(U.S. Edition) The U.S. has imposed new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials, which has sent their country’s markets tumbling. We’ll take a brief look at some of the restrictions they’re facing. Afterwards, we’ll talk to Princeton sociologist and MacArthur genius grant winner Matthew Desmond about a new set of data he’s just released, showing evictions around the country are comparable to foreclosures at the height of the financial crisis. Plus: With Tax Day coming up, we’ll discuss some of the free-filing programs available for people with low incomes. 

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