Jun 27, 2013 — A report issued Thursday by Ireland's Central Statistics Office found that its GDP had fallen by 0.6 percent. The same report also included newly revised figures for recent quarters. As a result, the negative GDP numbers in two or more quarters satisfies the definition of a recession.
Nov 15, 2012 — Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, said Thursday that the bloc contracted 0.1 percent in the third quarter; it shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter. The eurozone was last in recession in 2009.
Aug 6, 2010 — In a story on state and local cutbacks, the NY Times reports that Hawaii furloughed its kids. The piece provides meaningful examples of how services citizens take for granted are falling to the ax.
Jun 3, 2010 — As a restaurant critic, Ed Murrieta had an expense account and a nice home. Now, he struggles to get by on food stamps, and embraces the challenge.
Dec 15, 2008 — Unintentional Hilarity finds hilarity where you least expect it... the global recession!