Laura Gottesdiener

freelance journalist and author

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Freelance journalist and author of A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home

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Because of the oil-drilling technique called fracking, North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation is producing more than a million barrels a day.

Big Oil, Big Problems

Because of the oil-drilling technique called fracking, North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation is producing more than a million barrels a day.

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The housing market is finally in "recovery." But it's still hard to buy a new home, and Wall Street is converting foreclosed homes to rentals.

Who's Being Left Out of the 'Housing Recovery?'

The housing market is finally in "recovery." But it's still hard to buy a new home, and Wall Street is converting foreclosed homes to rentals.

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The home foreclosure crisis staggered the US economy and led to the Great Recession six years ago. Now — finally -- new housing is under construction.

Who’s Being Left Out of the “Housing Recovery?”

The home foreclosure crisis staggered the US economy and led to the Great Recession six years ago. Now — finally -- new housing is under construction.

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