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The 2009 Stimulus | Monday Market Rundown

February 17, 2014

We decided that since today is the 5th anniversary of the 2009 stimulus bill, we’d look at some key economic data points from the stimulus’s brief, but tumultuous history.

Favoring Public Infrastructure Over Private | Spending Daily

News Roundup | February 3, 2014

One of the most underreported promises President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union last Tuesday was this one: “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

FIVE YEARS LATER

September 16, 2013

In 2008, the U.S. economy was already reeling from the burst housing bubble, a liquidity crunch, and large financial institutions teetering on the edge of failure. Starting that September, the confluence of all those factors “culminated in a string of unprecedented events and government interventions” that marked the escalation of the financial crisis.