Here's several recommended articles from those sites that share links with Plugged in Finance. I hope they are of use to you.
The Digerati Life - "Recessions And The State of Our Economy: A Visual Primer" Link.
Fund My Mutual Fund - "Weekend Reading." Link. I find particularly interesting the lead off article about no return to full employment till 2015.
Military Finance Network - "Cash for Clunkers Information." Link.