A short and simple story by Janet Mc Connaughey.

Mosquito control workers can measure the recession by the number of green, cloudy swimming pools they see – algae-covered havens for mosquitoes dotting neighborhoods hit by the foreclosure crisis.

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A short and simple story by Martin Hickman.

Workers who took out insurance against losing their job in the recession have been told they will get lower pay-outs in a trend that could affect millions of people.

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A short article by John Thornhill.

The good news is that even some of the worlds most enthusiastic economic pessimists, such as Nouriel Roubini of New York University, are beginning to discuss exit strategies from the worst global recession in generations. The bad news is that many of these exit strategies appear as toxic as a bunch of subprime mortgage assets.

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Sean O’ Grady of The Independent Online raises many interesting points.

The pain suffered by thousands of families as the eco-nomy slumps was highlighted yesterday by the latest figures on home repossessions and arrears. The number of repossessed homes soared by 68 per cent last year as the recession left many people struggling to pay their mortgage, according to the Financial Services Authority. A total of 46,750 properties were repossessed by lenders during the y…

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Here is today’s article from Baltimore Sun.

The greatest dangers of recession and depression are not unemployment and foreclosure. The greatest dangers of recession are strife, killing and war. World War II was a direct result of the Great Depression. People with jobs and a future are less likely to want to kill other people. Compelling evidence comes from Northern Ireland, whose booming economy of the last decade has supported, finally,…

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Here is today’s article from The Independent Online.

Personal bankruptcies are rising at the fastest rate ever recorded, according to the latest research, as the recession hits home.

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Martin Crutsinger raises many interesting points about Commerce Department.

Orders to U.S. factories fell for a record fifth straight month in December, closing out the worst year for American manufacturers since 2002. Analysts say the deepening U.S. recession will mean further weakness in coming months.The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders dropped by 3.9 percent in December, an even bigger decline than the 3 percent that economists had been expectin…

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