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Recession Wasn't So Bad For New Grads

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 01.09.2013 | College

-- It was a defining image of the Great Recession: floundering college grads stuck back home, living in mom and dad's basement. But while rooted in s...

What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?

Clara Tsao | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Clara Tsao

"I am the CEO of this bus. I am the authority. And I love driving and being able to help people get to places. And this city uniform I wear, I wear it with pride."

Are Low Crime Rates Recession-Proof?

Ron Fellows | Posted 12.21.2011 | Crime
Ron Fellows

It's an unusual phenomenon, but it's not totally unexpected given the technological breakthroughs in fighting crime in recent decades.

Tattoos: An Oddly Recession-Proof Industry

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

In today's challenging economy, when unemployment continues to hover near 9%, people are also choosing to remove tattoos to appeal to potential employ...

401(k) Account Balances Back To Pre-Recession Levels

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans who were afraid to open their 401(k) statements during the recession are finding good news inside the envelope now:...

The Rich Can Already Call It a Year

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Engler

Well, 2011, it's been nice. But I think we've made enough money already. Time to call it a year. Ridiculous idea, right? Not for some.

"Recession Proof" Companies Like Campbell Soup Not Performing As Well As Hoped

Minyanville | Andrew Jeffery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Given that Americans are embracing thrift, cutting corners and getting by on less, one could logically conclude canned-soup sales would be booming, as...

The Recession's Upside: Everything From Cheaper Homes To Fewer Highway Deaths

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yes, there is an upside to the recession. Home prices have fallen, vacations are cheaper and you can buy that pair of boots you've been ogling for m...

4 Reasons Why Online Dating Will Weather The Economic Storm

The Huffington Post via CNN Living | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Washington Post claims that in this time of economic hardship, the Market For Romance Sinks, Along With Economy. However, one aspect of the dating...

The Hottest Recession-Proof Jobs

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

10. Suze Orman. The most lucrative recession job of all. You'll make a fortune telling Americans not to spend their money, except on your books and seminars. Great benefits and unlimited Oprah appearances. Unfortunately, this job is filled.

Recession-Proof: Cheaper, Greener Information Technology

Treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a report whose title says it all: Market Overview: A Slowing Economy Won't Slow Down Corporate Green IT Initiatives. As we've seen just ...

Time Equals Money: 10 Ways To Be More Productive

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

Money and work. For almost 75% of Americans, money and work are two of the top sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association'...

Urban Outfitters Stock Success: Are Mall Hipsters Recession-Proof?

Clusterstock | Corey Lorinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Citi loves Urban Outfitters (URBN) and why not? The stock has nearly doubled over the past 52-weeks, and the company has defied the consumer slowdown....

Porn Not Recession-Proof: Amateur Porn Good Enough Substitute In Trying Times

Epicenter | Betsy Schiffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In good times and in bad, sin sells; booze, tobacco and sex have all weathered countless economic storms over the centuries. This recession is a litt...

How To Recession-Proof Your Career

Wall Street Journal | SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Recession fears are causing more than just stock-market jitters this winter. They're also shaking some workers' confidence in their ability to continu...