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Jul 30, 2013 11:40PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

A new study rates the best and worst states in 5 important credit-based categories. Some Southerners and Midwesterners aren't doing so hot.

Jul 29, 2013 1:46AM on InvestingBy Bruce Kennedy

The lights went out on many cities' thoroughfares during the recession. And lots of them haven't been turned back on.

Jul 22, 2013 2:25PM on InvestingBy Julie K Balise

A shrinking tax base and poor governance may make it difficult to recover from the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.

Jul 19, 2013 12:55PM on InvestingBy Aimee Picchi

Even though US carmakers are thriving once again, thanks to some federal bailouts, Motown is down to a single plant.

Jul 19, 2013 12:00PM on InvestingBy Aimee Picchi

With its bankruptcy filing, it has a chance to start over. Step one: Take some tips from a city that reinvented itself.

Jul 18, 2013 5:38PM on InvestingBy Kim Peterson

The city was once an American powerhouse. Now it's the largest municipality to file for bankruptcy. Here's why it could not keep going.

Jul 17, 2013 3:44PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

It's not fun and it's not easy, but if you can set aside your emotions and put in the hours, settling your own debt could pay off for you.

Jul 9, 2013 1:26PM on InvestingBy Kim Peterson

You won't believe the wait time for police help. The city's financial crisis is taking a toll on emergency services.

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