Archive for August, 2011

Hurricane Katrina was the biggest story of 2005. The deadliest natural disaster to hit the United States in recent history killed more than 1,800, destroyed close to 900,000 homes,  and inflicted an estimated $75 billion in damages. The Category 4 storm that hit the Gulf Coast region in the final days of August, 2005, packed winds […]

Click here to view interactive graphic. Flashback to 2007, before the collapse of the housing market that helped usher in the worst recession in the United States since the Great Depression of the 1930s: At this time, the more luxurious condominium developements in Milwaukee were throwing in more high-end amenities to attract well-heeled buyers — […]