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WATCH: Mint’s machine gun target of U.S. bank failures

Mint, a personal finance software site, posted one of those time-span graphics that have become the rage in documenting the ravages of the...

Recovery planners fail to harness small business power

Bloomingdale is gentrifying. Ten years ago, the pretty neighborhood in central Washington, D.C., with the brightly painted Victorian townhouses and wide tree-lined streets was plagued by drugs, robberies and gang violence. Today those problems are greatly reduced, thanks in part to the efforts of the neighborhood’s tight-knit community of black families and young professionals. In the past five years, residents cleaned up the streets, developed two new parks and a small urban farm and watched their home values rise.