Congressional Democrats have used the revelations that lenders cut corners on the foreclosure process to strike a pro-consumer pose right before the mid-term elections.How dare those bankers do this after all the bailouts we gave them?
Part of a series, Living In The Middle
Public-sector jobs were once considered a path to a comfortable future -- a steady salary, good benefits and the promise of a pension. But that's not so certain in the present economic climate.
Imagine Google wrapped in chocolate.What the Internet giant is to its employees today -- the extra benefits, the comfy workspace -- Hershey was a hundred years ago.A theme park, a theater, low-rent housing and cheap public transportation were all things Milton Hershey brought to the dairy region of
Braddock, Pa., is so impoverished and dilapidated, the filmmakers behind The Road cast it as the post-apocalyptic wasteland for their movie.Like so many Rust Belt towns after the collapse of the steel industry, Braddock has street after street of boarded-up homes and shuttered storefronts.