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Simon Johnson's Analysis: Economist's Testimony Predicts Changes In 2010

Baseline Scenario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent months, the US economy entered a recovery phase following the severe credit crisis-induced recession of 2008-09. While slower than it shoul...

We Need To Remain Concerned About Haiti's Recovery

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

As predicted and feared, the media coverage from Haiti has shrunk at the very time that people there are facing their most serious challenges.

Global Market Turmoil Hints That U.S. Recovery May Founder

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting U.S. jobs data and mounting concerns about debt defaults abroad that threaten global economic growth triggered a worldwide ...

Jobless Claims Rose Unexpectedly To 480,000 Last Week

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs ...

As First Aid Mission Fails, What Next For Haiti?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

What Next For Haiti As "Recovery" Replaces Relief? Haiti is already fading from the headlines. The desperation of the population in what was called t...

Private-Sector Sheds 22,000 Jobs In January, Smallest Drop In Two Years | KATHLEEN MADIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The labor market showed positive signs of recovering in January. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell by 22,000 in January, the smallest d...

Be-ism Or Theism: How To Have A Higher Power As A Buddhist In Recovery

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

To God or not to God. That is the question. At least if you're trying to work a 12-Step program anyways. At the crux of any decision, from the most tr...

Republicans Must Stop Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Rather than do what is right, Republicans did what was politically convenient, twice blocking the unemployment extension last week in an effort to derail other economic recovery programs.

GDP Up 2.2% In 3Q, But Recovery Is Much Slower Than Previously Thought

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — All signs suggest the economic recovery will end the year on firmer footing despite a report Tuesday that the economy grew at a 2.2...

Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman

Rob Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rob Morrison

There were times over the past year and a half that I cursed my stay-at-home status. Privately, I worried if I'd ever have the chance to resume my career.

Economic Reports Raise Hopes For Global Recovery

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Just in time for Christmas, the fragile economic recovery is showing signs of strengthening: Consumers are spending, companies are ...

10 Reasons I Quit Smoking

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

You're almost there. You want to quit. In fact, 80 percent of your brain is sure you can. But 20 percent insists that you can't. How do you make it over to the other side without falling SPLAT on your face?

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

Recovery For Introverts

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

We often think of introversion in the negative sense. However, introversion produces the results similar to finely cooked meal. A meal that has been carefully planned.

Ending the Great Recession: It's Going to Take More Than Just Stimulus

David Adkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Adkins

As we debate what government's response should be to combating a still-growing unemployment rate we might want to take a page from our international competitors.

Stiletto Stoners: Is Their Habit Really Harmless?

Deni Carise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

In today's society, so many of us work like dogs. When it comes to winding down, we want instant gratification. So, I wasn't surprised that more and more career women end the day with a few hits of pot.

Obama's Second-Year Potential

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are quite a few positive things scheduled for 2010. This doesn't automatically mean the president is guaranteed to have a great year, but it certainly sets the scene.

Shopping At Home: Life After An Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.

Communicating With An Addict: Hitting The Pause Button

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

When you stay neutral, you turn the decision over to the addict; you are empowering them with their own choice, and at the same time empowering yourself with a commitment to neutrality.

Colorado's Recovery Requires More Lending to Small Businesses

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

We don't need to resolve a complex national debate on health care to help small companies. Easier access to cash will enable emerging companies to start hiring and our Colorado economy to start climbing.

America Needs a Jobs Bill, and the Federal Deficit Shouldn't Stand in the Way

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last month's drop in the unemployment rate is certainly good news. But without additional action, there is little likelihood that the economy will return to anything resembling full employment.

Economists Predict Job Losses Will Stop In Early 2010

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists expect the joblessness that has weighed down the nation's economic recovery will start to slowly abate in 2010, but they predict consumers ...

AA: The Magic Of Bill Wilson

Jeff Witzeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Witzeman

Many know Bill Wilson as the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, but few realize his brilliance as it relates to healing the human condition, alcoholic or not.

Robert Shiller: Address Income Gap, Tie It To Tax Rate (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US might be in the midst of a second housing and financial bubble, according to economist and Yale Professor Robert Shiller. Shiller and Financial...

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...