Jobless benefits will get paid, but states' budget shortfalls will force bigger debts, higher taxes, or cuts elsewhere.
With biggest job losses since 1974, Obama plans massive public works.
US automakers are likely to get $15 billion in federal loans, but lawmakers insist on industry restructuring.
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The brisk, breezy novel that inspired the movie "Slum Dog Millionaire."
Long dependent on auto manufacturing, the state and its cities are bracing for even deeper budget cuts.
Readers write about Israel's wall, helping the US economy by purchasing a US-made car, and ending rape as a weapon of war.