Great Recession http://kunc.org en Colorado Food Stamp Assistance Has Doubled Since Great Recession http://kunc.org/post/colorado-food-stamp-assistance-has-doubled-great-recession <p>More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than during the worst months of the Great Recession.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS & Adrian D. Garcia 53615 at http://kunc.org Colorado Food Stamp Assistance Has Doubled Since Great Recession 5 Years After Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still A Threat? http://kunc.org/post/5-years-after-financial-crisis-are-big-banks-still-threat It's been five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and touched off a banking crisis that is still being felt by the global economy. Today, the banking industry is a lot stronger than it was, but some critics say efforts to reform banking regulations have fallen short of their potential.<p>The 2008 banking crisis underscored how vulnerable the financial sector had become. Huge institutions like Countrywide were saddled with mountains of bad mortgage and consumer debt. And the losses were magnified by the widespread use of leverage and derivatives such as credit default swaps. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:46:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 49494 at http://kunc.org 5 Years After Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still A Threat? New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses http://kunc.org/post/new-carpet-factories-help-cushion-blows-recession-losses Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga., has struggled and lost 17,000 manufacturing jobs over the past decade.<p>But now, Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is part of a resurgence in manufacturing in Georgia and it reflects an optimistic outlook for manufacturing across the Southeast.<p><strong>Something Different, Something New</strong><p>Kaila French and her young boys play with plastic model cars and trucks, rolling them on the wooden floor in her home in Dalton. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 49147 at http://kunc.org New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses All The Wealth We Lost And Regained Since The Recession Started http://kunc.org/post/all-wealth-we-lost-and-regained-recession-started American households lost roughly $16 trillion in net worth since the recession started in 2007. According to the latest Fed data, we regained about $14.6 trillion, or roughly 91 percent, of it. But let's not break out the champagne glasses just yet.<p>A <a href="http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/ar/2012/PDFs/ar12_complete.pdf">new report</a> from the St. Fri, 31 May 2013 20:55:00 +0000 45136 at http://kunc.org All The Wealth We Lost And Regained Since The Recession Started States Question What To Do With Surging Tax Revenue http://kunc.org/post/after-belt-tightening-some-states-are-back-black Across the country, state budgets are back in the black after years of belt-tightening and spending cuts. From California to Florida, in nearly every state, the economic recovery has produced a surge in tax revenue.<p>For governors and state legislators, that's produced a new question: how to spend the money.<p>The past three years have not been easy ones for elected officials. Nearly every state requires them to produce a balanced budget. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:30:00 +0000 43564 at http://kunc.org