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Jun 27, 2012

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Stockton, Calif., has become the biggest American city to declare bankruptcy. Meanwhile, New Orleans is topping the list of metro areas that have been recovering well since the recession. One California county is considering using eminent domain to help homeowners…

Segments From this episode

Predictions on the health care decision tomorrow

Jun 27, 2012
Will the Supreme Court uphold the health care reform law? We spoke a different kind of expert about the matter.
The U.S. Supreme Court building as seen from the U.S. Captiol June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court could hand down a landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act as early as Thursday.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Fires claim Colorado Springs icon

Jun 27, 2012
The Flying W is not just a ranch and restaurant -- it's an institution. Aaron Winter, the Flying W's director of sales and marketing, talks about what's next.
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire drapes the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chris Schneider/Getty Images

Gas and oil fuel cities to rebound

Jun 27, 2012
Metros with high-tech, manufacturing and reviving housing sectors also recover faster.

Can officials seize mortgages to save homeowners?

Jun 27, 2012
A hard-hit Southern California county is giving serious consideration to a plan to seize troublesome mortgages.

Just who are the white working class?

Jun 27, 2012
And why they do, or don’t, really matter in this year’s elections.

Consumer confidence down, not good for Obama

Jun 27, 2012
Gallup's editor-in-chief talks about the negative numbers on consumer confidence in the U.S., and how it might affect the presidential election.

Mexico's pending election draws interest in U.S.

Jun 27, 2012
Around 50,000 people in the U.S. are registered to vote in Sunday’s Mexican presidential elections, and campaigning is in full swing.

Stockton: Largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy

Jun 27, 2012
Stockton's Vice Mayor Kathy Miller has lived in the California city for 15 years. She talks about what the bankruptcy will mean for residents.
A sign is posted in a deserted section of downtown Stockton in Stockton, Calif. Stockton's Vice Mayor Kathy Miller discusses what bankruptcy will mean for residents.
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Stockton, Calif., has become the biggest American city to declare bankruptcy. Meanwhile, New Orleans is topping the list of metro areas that have been recovering well since the recession. One California county is considering using eminent domain to help homeowners struggling with their mortgages. Mexico will hold elections for a new president this Sunday, and some Mexican nationals here in the U.S. will have considerable influence. Tess Vigeland talks to a business owner in Colorado who lost his restaurant to the wildfires there. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk looks into who makes up the working class.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Mathematics Mos Def
This American Life (Instrumental) - Instrumental THE NEXT, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique