The Great Depression

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" in efforts to end the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 26, 2018 - 4:18 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" on the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall. U.S. markets, which were closed for Christmas, were set to open higher on Wednesday. Stocks are still headed for their...
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In a photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library, a view of tents and cabins of Free Soil Camp is seen in this undated photo. The university has acquired a trove of photos capturing a place and time largely overlooked by history: black Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the Great Depression. The photos are the only known images of the state's segregated, all-black camps. President Franklin Roosevelt established the corps in the early 1930s to employ a "vast army" of unemployed men and restore national resources. (Bentley Historical Library via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 12:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A striking, sepia-toned picture recently acquired by the University of Michigan jumps out from the past and begs to tell a story: A man dressed in a heavy coat and hat is as big as the cabin door whose knob he is reaching to turn and enter. The picture is labeled simply, "Big Jim."...
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May 11, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took credit in an interview for coining the phrase "prime the pump," seemingly unaware that it was popularized during the Great Depression more than 80 years ago and has been used frequently ever since. "I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought...
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