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By PBS NewsHour
Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen is using his drawings to highlight the growing problem of homelessness and the housing crisis in Southern California. Jeffrey Brown gets a first-hand look at the cartoonist and newspaper’s efforts to humanize and complicate…
By Making Sen$e Editor
When job searchers were constrained geographically due to the "lock in" effect of lower home values, they were more likely to apply for lower-level and lower-paying positions within their commuting zone.
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Pace, Associated Press
Given the narrow GOP majority in the Senate, Steven Mnuchin is likely to be confirmed. But Democrats plan to rough him up along the way, grilling the former Goldman Sachs executive over his Wall Street ties and his stake in…
The nation's largest housing recovery initiative led to more household spending, but impediments to competition kept it from reaching its full potential.
In “Shaky Ground,” financial writer Bethany McLean takes a close look at mortgage-lending institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and their role before, during and since the 2008 financial meltdown. She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the origin of the…
We may have heard that the housing crisis is over, but that’s not the case for many homeowners in lower-income neighborhoods across the country. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at how a Boston nonprofit lender is working to stop foreclosures…
By Marc Joseph
Location, real estate agent Marc Joseph learned firsthand, is not enough to substantiate buying a house. He lost $600,000 in Florida's 2005 housing bubble, and the way prices are climbing, he's worried the Sunshine State is veering toward another bust.
By Simone Pathe
Florida's foreclosure crisis isn't over. David, whose last name we're not using, used to have a job, a paycheck and a roof over his head. But days after he handed over the keys to his house for cash, he found…
Economists know that lower income households most commonly refinance their mortgages and tap that equity when home values rise. But a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that when those households have extra cash on hand,…
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