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In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world's premier industry (autos); the world's most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country's most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit's population is down 50 percent; so are wages in…

Name: Charles, San Francisco Question:The Fed Chairman and President Obama often complain that the banks are just not making enough private loans, while at the same time offering banks a strong incentive to buy risk-free T-Bonds with money borrowed from…

Name: Paul, El Cerrito, Calif. Question: I have been a dedicated viewer of your segments on the NewsHour for years. Unfortunately, even with your fine reporting, I am still confused about the ramifications of the financial meltdown in 2008. I…

Rounding out our series today, those of you considering strategic default might find particular encouragement from the web chat with law professor Brent White of the University of Arizona, who thinks it both legally and morally okay. "It's interesting…

I was all set to label our monthly post on the unemployment data "Hold Your Horses" or "Not So Fast," a warning not to overplay the apparently sizable drop in the official unemployment rate from 9.8 percent to 9.4. But…

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