Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2013
Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 17, 2013
Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama
America's kids eating healthier, getting fitter bit.ly/1a1sOfe—
Grist (@grist) September 17, 2013
Daniel Gross: Banks Really Are Different Five Years After The Financial Crisis
The conventional wisdom holds that nothing—or at the very least, not nearly enough—has changed in the dysfunctional financial system or in the credit-addled U.S. economy. But many of the people making that argument either weren’t paying much attention to what was going on in the economy at the time or haven’t been paying much attention since.
According to the Federal Reserve (see chart D. 1), financial sector debt has shrunk for each of the last four years. In the fourth quarter of 2008, the financial sector had $17.1 trillion in debt. In the first quarter of 2013, that figure stood at $13.9 trillion, off 19 percent.
Americans are relying less on debt to consume, and they’re doing a much better job keeping up with debt. The credit card delinquency rate is at its lowest level since 1990.
meta (@metaquest) September 17, 2013
Five things to take away from the new census data on health insurance in America thkpr.gs/16C9Fk9—
ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 17, 2013