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  1. the national interest
    Democrats Need to Plan Right Now for Republican Fiscal SabotageLock in stimulus for the next recession while Republicans are still interested in stopping recessions.
  2. the top line
    This Is How Trump Will Tank the Economy and His PresidencyTrump’s trade war might be headed into a self-reinforcing death spiral.
  3. the national interest
    Republicans Sabotaged Obama’s Economy and Assume Democrats Are Doing It to ThemTrump and his allies assume Democrats are trying to induce a recession. It’s classic projection.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump Assures Public He Isn’t Mulling Middle-Class Tax Cut to Stop RecessionTrump’s team denies that it’s mulling a payroll tax cut to preempt a recession, insisting that it’s only considering new tax breaks for the rich.
  5. intelligencer chats
    Trump’s Re-Election and the Recession RiskIntelligencer staffers discuss President Trump’s re-election chances in the context of a possible economic downturn.
  6. vision 2020
    How Would An Economic Downturn Affect the 2020 Democratic Contest?Democrats might look for an inspiring or reassuring figure–or might have to reason to worry less about electability.
  7. the top line
    Here’s What the ‘CRAZY INVERTED YIELD CURVE’ Means for YouAn unusual configuration of bond yields is not proof that we’re going into a recession. But there’s a reason the stock market is spooked.
  8. the economy
    Is It (Finally) Time to Start Worrying about a Recession?Intelligencer staffers discuss the growing likelihood that an economic downturn is looming.
  9. the national interest
    What Will Trump Campaign On If There’s a Recession?Gaming out what the president will say if he can’t say it’s the best economy ever. (Maybe he’ll just say it anyway.)
  10. the top line
    Today, Bad News Is Good News for StocksThe jobs numbers were dismal — but the market seems optimistic that Trump might get that rate cut he’s been asking for.
  11. the economy
    The Recurring Recession FearAn Intelligencer chat about how seriously to take another round of inauspicious economic signals.
  12. the top line
    The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the EconomyThe stock and bond markets are saying there might be a real problem.
  13. the top line
    Recession Worries Move to DEFCON 3But are bond markets signaling a flagging economy — or simply calculating the effects of Trump’s pressure campaign on the Federal Reserve?
  14. recession
    Restaurant Industry’s Sales Somehow Got Even Worse in DecemberIt could be the only time in 2016 that the entire industry posted negative sales growth.
  15. the chain gang
    Shake Shack to Rest of the Restaurant Industry: Uh, What Recession?The chain’s third-quarter profits crushed last year’s by 150 percent.
  16. Will the Next President Have to Deal With a Recession?It will all be fun and games in the White House until the economy goes south.
  17. the chain gang
    Olive Garden Says It’d Sure Be ‘Helpful’ If More Chains Went BankruptIndustry struggles have gotten so real that companies are now rooting against one another.
  18. bad news
    Analysts Warn Restaurant Industry Is Headed Toward a Bad RecessionIt’s been an awful quarter.
  19. The World Economy Is Stagnating Like It’s 1937Economists at Morgan Stanley warn that policymakers are repeating the mistakes of the late-’30s, when a tightening of fiscal and monetary policy produced a double-dip recession.
  20. the economy
    We Could Be In for Another Recession, and We’re Not Ready for ItThe government may be unable or unwilling to use the tactics that got us through the last one.
  21. international intrigue
    Rio de Janeiro Governor Calls State Finances ‘Tragic’Rio is suffering one of the worst recessions in decades.
  22. Video Feed
    Stephen Starr on the Fiscal Cliff: Keep Calm and Continue Eating and DrinkingStarr’s plans for 2013 are to keep going about his business.
  23. the aisle
    Do the Rich Get More Recession Divorces?When the housing bubble burst, so did our domestic lives.
  24. the national interest
    Were We Inevitably Screwed?How could we have avoided economic disaster? Perhaps through the Keynesian stylings of President John McCain.
  25. the national interest
    Can Obama Be a Nerd Populist?Obama is attempting to exploit a cleavage between intellectual elites and financial elites.
  26. finance
    The Stock Market Is Crazier Than Ever, But No One Really Knows WhyThe problem could be cyclical.
  27. Mediavore
    Mayor of Pat’s Steaks Shakes Her Fist at the Grim Reaper; Obesity CostsPlus: Whole Foods tests out Wellness Clubs; and Centre Hall newlyweds honeymoon in jail, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. white men with money
    Panicking About the Markets Is for Poor PeopleNew status symbol: waiting out the stock plunge.
  29. white men losing money
    Stocks Plummet Yet Again, and This Time It’s France’s FaultNearly erasing Tuesday’s gains.
  30. downgradepocalypse
    This Isn’t 2008 All Over Again, ExactlyEven if it looks a whole lot like it.
  31. white men losing money
    Stocks Dip Sharply South, AgainBut man, gold is killin’ it.
  32. finance
    The Stock Market Is Looking Really Bad: Four Theories on Why [Updated]Silver lining: Gold’s up.
  33. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Has Decided That President Obama Made the Recession Worse After AllThis is wrong, but it’s good for Romney anyway.
  34. laying off the layoffs
    Remember Those 4,100 Teachers Who Were Going to Be Laid Off?As expected, they won’t be.
  35. the new normal
    Breaking: Rich Are Rich Again, Poor Still PoorThe “new normal,” it turns out, is pretty much the same as the old normal.
  36. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Hams It Up For Philabundance; Momofuku’s Crack Pie Is Really AlmostPlus the recession in Europe is giving brasseries, gastropubs and takeout joints some comeuppance, and Thomas Keller’s $835, 11-course dinners in Hong Kong are happening this week, all in our morning news roundup.
  37. cha-ching!
    Monday Was the Biggest Online-Spending Day in History!Shoppers spent an average of $114.24 per person.
  38. cha-ching!
    Consumer Confidence Is at Its Highest Rate in MonthsPeople aren’t just shopping, they’re ‘optimistic’ about shopping.
  39. wall street justice
    Peter Kraus Finally Loses Some MoneyRecession finally catches up to man who made $25 million in three months at Merrill Lynch.
  40. jobs jobs jobs
    The United States Added 151,000 Jobs in OctoberThis is the first time since May that overall payrolls increased.
  41. the great depression
    Unbelievable News: The Recession Is Over!Unbelievable, as in it’s hard to believe it.
  42. poverty
    Sign o’ the Times: One in Seven Americans Lives in PovertyThe overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, the highest since 1994.
  43. fertility
    American Birth Rate Hits Record LowBabies, like the housing market, peaked in 2007.
  44. fire sale
    Lehman Brothers Auctions Off Souvenirs From the RecessionHow many tea caddies do you have to sell to get to $613 billion?
  45. let's get graphical
    That Terrifying Jobs Chart Isn’t Getting Any Less TerrifyingWe have a loooong way to go.
  46. Closings
    Are Area Restaurants Closing at a Faster Rate?Is it lack of funding or lack of patience?
  47. The Waiting List on Hermès Birkin Bags Is No MoreSo if you have $10,000 or so to spare, you can have one!
  48. animanhattan
    Adoption Rate Up, Kill Rate Down at City Animal SheltersIt’s because of the recession, of course.
  49. rich people
    Hooray! Rich Folks Are Buying ThingsYachts, jewelry, and planes are pretty much flying off the shelves.
  50. the greatest depression
    Recession Inspires Art, HoardingRecession-bound dad makes castle out of free Jell-O.
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