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October - December 2009

Boston Globe: Foreclosure Worm Way into Tony Towns
December 31, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Independent: Best of 2009: Obama’s Brewster’s Millions Problem
December 31, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA): Median Home Price $550,000 in November
December 31, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Democracy Now!: Christmas Presents for Bankers
December 30, 2009 (Intervew with Dean Baker)

FOX Business: Can Wall Street Save the World?
December 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Associated Press: Home Prices Rise Again in October
December 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

BNET: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Plays Chicken With U.K. Government
December 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Q&A with Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft
December 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Wall Street Journal: After the Bailouts, Washington's the Boss
December 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald: Honduras' Business Leaders Hope Elections Restore Investors' Faith
December 25, 2009

Los Angeles Times: New Home Sales Fall 11.3% in November
December 24, 2009 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle: 2009's Mortgage Modifications Pretty Minor
December 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Heise (Germany): In Hungary the Financial Crisis Has Picked Up a Second Wind
December 23, 2009

Stabroek News (Guyana): Financing Economic Development: The State Development Bank Option
December 23, 2009 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Financial Times: US Healthcare Reform Battle Not Over
December 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Bangor Daily News (ME): Division Between Developed and Developing Countries
December 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Lobbyists on Pace for Record Year
December 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Newsweek: The Cruci-'Fiction' of Ben Bernanke
December 21, 2009 (Dean Baker)

BNET: Securities Trading Tax Could Raise Big Bucks
December 21, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNBC: Man of the Year? More Like Senate's New Whipping Boy
December 18, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Viet Nam News: Productivity Growth Core of Strategy
December 17, 2009 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Human Resources Executive Online: Women Reshape Union Agenda
December 15, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Los Angeles Times: Are We Being Shortchanged by TARP Repayments?
December 14, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Christian Science Monitor: Obama Can Create Jobs by Modeling Two Good Ideas
December 14, 2009 (Dean Baker)

KUOW (94.9 FM Seattle): How's the Economy?
December 14, 2009 (Interview with Dean Baker)

Jamaica Gleaner: Why Jamaica Won't Grow
December 13, 2009 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Baltimore Sun: More Area Homes Change Hands - But at Lower Prices
December 11, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Caught in the Storm - We Need a Safety Net
December 10, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Common Dreams: Kucinich Challenges Linking Unemployment Benefits to War Spending: 'War Spending Will Cost 2 million Jobs'
December 10, 2009

MarketWatch: FlashForward: What Obama's Sellout Costs Us
December 8, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Russia Today: “US – Bolivia relations to warm under Evo Morales”
December 8, 2009 (Rebecca Ray)

BBC: Bolivian President to Deepen Social Revolution
December 7, 2009

Politico: Strange Coalition Targets Ben Bernanke
December 7, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Strategy Sessions (KPFK, 90.7 FM L.A): Interview with Rebecca Ray on Bolivia
December 7, 2009 (Rebecca Ray joins the program at 25:35)

TIME: Morales' Big Win: Voters Ratify His Remaking of Bolivia
December 7, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Inter Press Service: A Lost Decade for the WTO?
December 7, 2009 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Wall Street Journal: The White House Works It
December 4, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Bloomberg: Bolivia’s Morales Plans to Tighten Grip on Economy After Vote
December 4, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Reuters: Wall Street Tax Has "Great Deal of Merit" - Pelosi
December 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Obama Shifts White House Spotlight to Unemployment
December 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

NPR: Does Creating Jobs Mean Creating More Debt?
December 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Guardian (UK): Leading American Economists Back Campaign for 'Tobin Tax'
December 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New York Daily News: Tragedy of Honduras Appears Lost in News of Troop Escalation in Afghanistan
December 3, 2009

Washington Post: Time for More Stimulus
December 3, 2009

Huffington Post: No Easy Jumpstart To Get Small Business Hiring Again
December 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Berkeley Daily Planet (CA): Dispatches from the Edge: A Coup at Foggy Bottom
December 3, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

IndustryWeek: Report: Unions Trend Toward Female Majority
December 3, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Politico: Bernie Sanders' Block Ups Stakes for Fed
December 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

American Prospect: Fed Up with Federalism
December 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Associated Press: For Jobs Summit, 4 Ideas
December 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

FOX Business: Left-Right Coalition Calls for an Audit of the Federal Reserve Before Bernanke is Reappointed as Chair
December 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

MSNBC: Blacks Fear Path to Middle Class Blocked
December 1, 2009

Washington Times (DC): Fed's Withdrawal from Housing Threatens Growth
November 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Truthout: As Treasury Department Stumbles, Liberals Push Tougher Measures to Stem Foreclosures
November 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Omaha World-Herald (NE): ‘He-cession' Reshuffles Roles
November 29, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Alternet: How One Journalist Learned About Modern Union-Busting the Hard Way
November 28, 2009 (John Schmitt)

USA Today: Americans' Tax Burden is Lightest in Developed World
November 25, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Los Angeles Times: September's Weak Gain in Home Prices Could be Ominous
November 25, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Truthout: Elizabeth Warren Warns: Taxpayers Are "Involuntary Investors" in "Shaky" Banks, Risk-Taking Firms
November 25, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Daily Finance: House of Cards: Home Prices May be Headed Back Down
November 25, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Bangor Daily News (ME): Bad Times Could Get Worse for Obama
November 24, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Weekly Audit: Unemployment Fueling Political Storm
November 24, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald: Critics Dismiss Honduran Election -- Even Before First Vote Has Been Cast
November 23, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Nightly Business Report (PBS): HP Results, Home Sales, & Careers
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Guardian (UK): Tobin Tax Advocates Pile Pressure on US
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Democrats Contemplate Direct Government Hiring
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: US Debt A 'Phantom Menace,' Krugman Argues
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Independent: Long-Term Job Losses Demand Large-Scale Fix
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Atlantic Wire (The Atlantic): Economists Hit Back at Alarmism Over the Debt
November 23, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Meridian Star (MS): Extended Homebuyer Credits and Jobless Benefits
November 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New America Media: 'Bipartisan' Purple Dogs Go Rogue with 'Task Force' on Social Security, Medicare
November 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Honduras Coup Tensions Take Toll on Economy
November 20, 2009 (Jose Cordero)

Salon.com: The Washington Establishment Suffers a Serious Defeat
November 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Independent: Renters ‘Lost in the Shuffle’ in Anti-Foreclosure Efforts
November 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Daily Finance: TARP Saved the Banking System, but Failed at Everything Else
November 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Atlantic Wire (The Atlantic): House Nails Fed with an Audit
November 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Los Angeles Times: Housing Starts Dive 10.6% in the U.S., 8.5% in the West
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

USA Today: Another Wave of Foreclosures Looms
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Dow Jones Newswires: Economists Criticize TARP Management To Congressional Panel
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNN Money: Is TARP Bailout Helping the Economy?
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Smaller Banks May Be Forced to Subsidize "Too Big to Fail"
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Women to Be Majority in Labor Union Movement, So Here's the Job Ahead
November 19, 2009 (John Schmitt)

HousingWire.com: Moody's Economist: Banks 'Overcapitalized' after TARP
November 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Forbes: Renting From Fannie Mae
November 18, 2009 (Dean Baker)

GRIT TV: Changing the Jobs Debate
November 18, 2009 (Dean Baker)

ThomasNet: How Union Membership Has Changed Over 25 Years
November 18, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Daily Finance: Housing Outlook: Slower Sales, Falling Prices, More Foreclosures
November 18, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Online Financial News: The Blogs: Geithner's CDS Blunder
November 18, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Protestors to Goldman Sachs: "You Are Not God" - Bernanke Explains Why
November 17, 2009 (Dean Baker)

AlterNet: Why Won't Obama Give You a Job?
November 17, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Atlantic Wire (The Atlantic): China's Hand in America's Economy
November 17, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Hill: Dems Push Plan to Subsidize Lost Hours
November 16, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Financial Post: Europe is Not Sick
November 16, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Lansing State Journal (MI): Women Changing the Face of Labor
November 16, 2009 (John Schmitt)

SmartMoney: Refresh Your Financial Life: Real Estate
November 16, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: That Upward Stock Market Arrow May Be About to Burst Your Balloon
November 15, 2009

Detroit Free Press: More Than 6 People Out of Work Compete for Each Opening
November 15, 2009

New York Times: Week in Review: Prime Number
November 14, 2009

New York Times: Free to Lose
November 12, 2009

Time: Renting Your House Back: A Solution to Foreclosures?
November 12, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CentralJersey.com: In Times of Need, Help Fill Local Pantries' Shelves
November 12, 2009 (Dean Baker)

U.S. News & World Report: What Job Seekers Can Expect in 2010
November 11, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Chicago Tribune: Retailers Hint at Better Times Ahead
November 11, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Financial Post: U.S. Senate Targets Bigger Banks with Increased Scrutiny
November 11, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Modesto Bee (CA): The Buzz on Business
November 11, 2009 (John Schmitt)

San Francisco Chronicle: Legitimized Leasebacks Picking up Momentum
November 11, 2009 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle: Report Offers Snapshot of Union Labor Today
November 11, 2009 (John Schmitt)

New York Times: Survey Finds Deep Shift in the Makeup of Unions
November 10, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Associated Press: Women on Pace to be Majority of Union Workers
November 10, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Financial Post: Dodd Proposes Sweeping Financial Overhaul
November 10, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Ledger (FL): More Women in Unions
November 10, 2009

Indiana Daily Student: Paying the Unemployed
November 9, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNBC: Trader Tax Sound Off
November 9, 2009

Atlanta Journal - Constitution: Jobless Rate in Double- Digits for the First Time Since '83
November 9, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: Why Won't Obama Give You A Job?
November 8, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: Nation's Jobless Rate Tops 10 Percent
November 7, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA): Santa Cruz Borrowers May Not Benefit from Fannie Mae's Deed for Lease
November 7, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New York Times: U.S. Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Honduras Pact Crumbles Over Unity Government
November 6, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Inter Press Service: Honduras: Unilateral "Unity Government" Announced; Deal "Dead"
November 6, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Wall Street Journal: Fannie to Rent to Owners in Foreclosure
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Progressive: Obama Needs a Full-Employment Policy
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Mother Jones: Is Congress Creating Another Housing Bubble?
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace (American Public Media): Unemployment Rate Highest Since 1983
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Oregonian: U.S. Unemployment Rate Tops 10%, 26-year High
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

ConsumerAffairs.com: Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2 Percent In October
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

ITN: US Jobless Rate 'To Hit Double Figures'
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Fox Business: Monday Morning Quarterbacking the Financial Crisis
November 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Insighters (KPFK, 90.7 FM L.A): Interview With Mark Weisbrot on Bolivia (Mark joins the program at 28:30)
November 5, 2009

Los Angeles Times: Senate Extends Home-Buyer Tax Credit and Jobless Aid
November 5, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Fannie Mae Program to Turn Homeowners into Renters
November 5, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Hill: Dems Poised to Move $33B in Business Tax Credits from Stimulus
November 5, 2009 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: From Homeowner to Tenant
November 5, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Chicago Tribune: Poverty and Disability Greatly Correlated, New Study Shows
November 4, 2009

The Hill: Key Advisor Turns Attention to Grappling with Growing Concerns over Deficit
November 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Atlantic Wire (The Atlantic): Why Is the House Financial Reform Bill Stalling?
November 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

American Prospect: The Myth of Too Big to Fail
November 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

WROI, 92.1 FM NY: Interview with Mark Weisbrot
November 2, 2009

Pensions and Investments: Execs Fighting Transaction Tax
November 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

UTV: Breaking Up the Banks Is Hard to Do
November 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Salon.com: Bad News: Obama Wants to "Get Serious" on Deficit
November 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

SmartMoney: 6 Signs Your Home Will Increase in Value
November 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

KPFK, 90.7 FM L.A: Interview With Mark Weisbrot on Honduras
November 2, 2009

KPFA, 94.1 FM CA: Crisis in Honduras
November 1, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot joins the program at 7:25)

Financial Times: Democrats Unveil Healthcare Bill to Cover 36m Uninsured
October 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Inter Press Service: Obama Scores Regional Points with Zelaya's Return
October 30, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

In These Times: Where Credit is Due: Tax Breaks to Spur Hiring?
October 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Montreal Gazette: U.S. Slays Recession Monster
October 30, 2009 (Dean Baker)

BBC News: Obama Welcomes US Economic Growth
October 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Irish Examiner: US Recession Set to End Today
October 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Too Big to Fail, Too Small to Survive
October 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Hill: Senators Announce Deal to Extend and Expand Homebuyer Tax Credit
October 29, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Salon.com: What's So Bad About Paid Sick Days?
October 29, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Inter Press Service: IMF Has Long Way to Go – Even After "Istanbul Decisions"
October 29, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

AFP: US Rebounds from Recession
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

PBS NewsHour: Crackdown Targets Banks Deemed 'Too Big to Fail'
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Examiner.com: Hurt Pride: Mortgage Bankers Group Forced to Sell Headquarters
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

NPR: The Problem Of Deciding Who Is 'Too Big To Fail'
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Brattleboro Reformer (VT): Medi-Scare
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Sacramento Press (CA): Life After Layoff: Two Sacramento Reporters Speak Out
October 28, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNN: American Morning
October 27, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New York Post: Banks Profit on Handouts
October 25, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Market Oracle: The Global Debt Crisis is Destroying the Economic Structure
October 24, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald: Federal Reserve's Tough Stance on Banks May Signal New Era
October 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Behind the Fed's Move to Regulate Wall Street Pay
October 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

McClatchy Newspapers: Are Fed, Treasury Finally Giving Banks Tough Love?
October 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Salon.com: Washington Cuts Wall Street's Allowance
October 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Pitt News: Students, Experts Discuss One-Year Anniversary of Recession's Beginning
October 22, 2009

Yahoo! Finance: Is Homebuyer Credit Worth an Extension?
October 22, 2009 (Dean Baker)

MSN Money: Get Into a House for Just 3.5% Down
October 22, 2009

GQ: The Fifty Most Powerful People in D.C.
October / November, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNBC: Time for Windfall Tax on TARP Banks?
October 20, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Huffington Post: Bush TARP Head: Obama Picking Up Where We Left Off
October 20, 2009 (Dean Baker)

AllBusiness: Feds Feed New Market for Easy Mortgages
October 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

USA Today: FDIC Chief: Small Banks Can't Compete with Bailed-out Giants
October 19, 2009

Salon.com: Why George Will Shouldn't be Mocking the Stimulus
October 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

BusinessWeek: The Recession Goes to School
October 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Times: Easy-Money Mortgages Still Provided, by the Feds
October 19, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Time: Is the U.S. Softening Its Opposition to the Honduras Coup?
October 16, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

SmallBiz: Does Small Business Have Enough Friends in D.C.?
October 16, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Fannie, Freddie and Citi: The Rise of the New Government-Sponsored Enterprise
October 15, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Inter Press Service: IMF Rebuts Critical Report on Lending
October 15, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Huffington Post: Where's the Reporting On the Fraud That Led to the Economic Collapse?
October 15, 2009 (Dean Baker)

CNN Money: Push on to Expand $8,000 Tax Credit
October 14, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Baltimore Chronicle: Reviewing Danny Schechter's "The Crime of Our Time"
October 14, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Independent: Are We Facing a Jobless Recovery?
October 13, 2009 (Dean Baker)

In These Times: How to Create New Jobs Now—and Why
October 13, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Nightly Business Report (PBS): The First Time Homebuyers Credit May Need an Extension
October 12, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Mother Jones: Bank Buster
November/December 2009 (Dean Baker)

Associated Press: Home Sweet Home Investment? Sure, in the Long Run
October 9, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Los Angeles Times: FHA May Be Setting Up Repeat of Housing Bubble, Lawmakers Worry
October 8, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Slate: The Obama Recession
October 8, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Baltic Times (Latvia): Currency Peg to Blame for Worsening Economy, Says Cordero
October 8-14, 2009 (Jose Cordero)

The National (U.A.E.): IMF Opens Lending Taps to Boost World Economy
October 7, 2009

Globe and Mail: A Tale of Two Recoveries
October 7, 2009 (Dean Baker)

U.S. News & World Report: Can the Broken Job Market Be Fixed?
October 7, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Washington Independent: Lagging Economic Indicator Sets Up 2010 GOP Rhetoric
October 7, 2009 (John Schmitt)

Washington Times: Inside Politics
October 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

FOX Business: The Employment Numbers that Count
October 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Forbes: Where Americans Pay Most to Live
October 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace (American Public Media): Just Don't Call it Another Stimulus Plan
October 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Democracy Now!: A Hidden $34 Billion Bank Subsidy?
October 6, 2009 (Interview with Dean Baker)

AFP: IMF Loans Could Worsen Crisis: Think Tank
October 6, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Business Insider: New Report Crucifies IMF For Mismanaging The Crisis
October 6, 2009

Inter Press Service: IMF Loan Policies Worsening Crisis, NGOs Say
October 6, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

Jamaica Gleaner: IMF Warning - US Think Tank Says Most Countries Worse Off After IMF Agreement
October 6, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot, Dan Beeton)

Bloomberg: Obama Weighs Spending to Stem Job Cuts Without Second Stimulus
October 6, 2009 (Dean Baker)

The Telegraph (UK): Banks Brace for Latvia's Collapse
October 5, 2009

The Telegraph (UK): IMF Aid Conditions Risked Deepening Financial Crisis in Some Countries, Says CEPR Study
October 5, 2009 (Mark Weisbrot)

The Guardian (UK): IMF Policies Deepened Financial Crisis, Says CEPR
October 5, 2009

Indianapolis Star: Poverty Plagues the Disabled
October 5, 2009

NPR: Recession Lesson: Consumers Shift Toward Saving
October 5, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New York Times: The Cost of Saving These Whales
October 4, 2009

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Jobless Losing Streak Goes On
October 3, 2009 (Dean Baker)

New York Times: Jobless Report Is Worse Than Expected; Rate Rises to 9.8%
October 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Mother Jones: Chris Dodd's Extreme Makeover
October 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

SmartMoney: Unemployment at 9.8%: What Can Create Jobs?
October 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)

Bloomberg: Social Security Applications Almost Double Because of Recession
October 2, 2009 (Dean Baker)