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What we're reading — July 22 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

These stories caught the eye of Michael Lawson, one of our reporters: The seemingly eternal quest to reinvent Michigan, clues to why the middle-class can't keep up and eco-friendly fashion sparked the interest of reporter Michael Lawson this week. What is this thing about a debt ceiling?Always drawn to news ...

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Live Chat with Barlett & Steele

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Don Barlett and Jim Steele are doing a live chat at 1 p.m. Monday, July 25, EST on Philly.com, the website of The Philadelphia Inquirer. They’ll be fielding your questions on the housing crisis, following their reporting on the impact of foreclosure on veterans in Florida's Lee County. It’s also ...

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What Went Wrong

Donald Barlett and James Steele are revisiting America: What Went Wrong, their landmark 1991 newspaper series, in a new project with the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Over the next year, the project team will examine how four decades of public policy has shaped America's ongoing economic crisis.

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Rags to rags: Economic mobility hard to come by

New Pew Center on States report confirms that moving up the American economic ladder is difficult, even though most people have more income than their parents.

Homelessness takes it toll on Florida's youngest

Florida, as a center of the housing boom, still struggles to recover from the Great Recession. Financial stresses and widespread foreclosures have placed families in precarious situations, resulting in a spike in child homelessness. Susannah Nesmith reports in the Broward Bulldog.

Older workers face challenges in Silicon Valley

An advanced degree and experience in the tech sector should be a ticket to a job in today's economy. But older workers in the heart of the new economy, Silicon Valley, are finding their resume is not the issue. Aaron Glantz reports in The Bay Citizen.

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