Recession Briefing 9.22

What Women Really Think
Sept. 22 2009 9:48 AM

Recession Briefing 9.22

A broad survey of Americans has provided striking measures of the recession’s effect on life at home and at work: People are now stuck in traffic longer, less apt to move away and more inclined to put off marriage and buying a house . ( Associated Press )

The FDIC, which is rapidly running out of money after a wave of bank failures, is considering a plan to borrow money from some of the nation’s healthier banks in order to continue to rescue the sickest banks. ( New York Times )


The number of foreign-born residents of the U.S. declined for the first time since at least 1970 , as a recession and tight labor market dented America’s image as the land of opportunity. ( Wall Street Journal )

"The end of the world appears to have been postponed," said Paul Krugman of the economic stimulus package at a seminar in Helsinki. The world economy "does not appear to be falling into an abyss but is still" in trouble. ( Bloomberg )

Long after the economy recovers, millions of Americans will be left with a grim legacy of the recession: damaged credit scores. ( USA Today )

A new study shows that people who "strategically default" on their mortgages often have high credit scores , in stark contrast with most financially distressed borrowers. ( Los Angeles Times )

The recession could lead to an explosion in sexual health problems and unplanned pregnancies , the head of a British agency has warned. ( BBC )

New data shows that Maryland is the state to head to if you’re looking for a fat paycheck : average household income there is highest in the country at $70,545. ( CNN/Money )

Small business owners in neighborhoods around New York City are banding together and waging campaigns to urge customers to "shop locally." ( New York Daily News )

A "totally free yard sale" was set up recently in rural Pennsylvania so that community members could donate unwanted items to their struggling neighbors. ( Fox43 )


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.