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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

The Writing On The Wall

Need a room? There are some for rent in downtown Mendota. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post MENDOTA, Calif.--The painted words, in all caps, on the side of a pale pink building say it all: THIS PRIVATE HOME FOR...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 31, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bargain-Hunting Aboard The Foreclosure Express

Barbara Zucker in front of the Vegas Foreclosure Express, a bus tour she and her husband started a year and a half ago. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post LAS VEGAS--In a city with the highest foreclosure rate in...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 30, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Boulevard of Broken Signs

Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post LAS VEGAS--For no other reason than that history matters, we visited The Boneyard, a gravel lot of retired, famous neon signs that once hung along the Vegas strip. The Stardust sign sits in...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 29, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Playing A Bad Hand In Vegas

Timothy and Cynthia Lucero glance down at a pile of unpaid bills on a desk in their Las Vegas apartment. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post LAS VEGAS--It didn’t happen all at once. Instead, the life Cynthia and Timothy...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 28, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Honoring (And Smashing) Tradition in Texas

Finished piñatas line a wall of a living room in San Antonio. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post SAN ANTONIO, Texas--On the list of recession-proof items, right below liquor and lipstick, add one more: Piñatas. “There’s always going to...

By Theresa Vargas  |  July 27, 2009; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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