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Japan's Recession?

As the human toll from last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan becomes clear, so does the damage done to the world's third largest economy. Early signs...

In Recession, Drinking Moves from Bars to Home

When the going gets tough, the tough, um, go drinking. That's the word from a new Gallup poll showing that 67% of Americans are hitting the bottle, the most...

Dwindling Death Penalty: Victim of the Recession?

The death penalty used to be a big deal, important enough to figure prominently in the 1988 presidential debates. Four years later, in 1992, White House aspirant...

Recession Sparks Global Shoplifting Spree

The global recession isn't just making jobs scarce and tightening spending — it's also turning more people into thieves. According to an annual survey released...

Weathering the Recession: 10 Things To Do Now

There's no telling if the budding recovery in credit markets will stick, and at this point a recession appears all but certain. Here are 10 things to do right...

Nissan Falling Victim to Car Recession

Nissan hit the car industry with news that was worse than expected. It will not only post a very large loss for the year, it will cut 20,000 jobs. What is...

Stocks Say Recession, but Bonds Say Depression

Extraordinary things are happening in bondland lately. Tuesday's head-spinning news that Treasury bills had been auctioned off with negative interest rates is...

The 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs Overall

Read "Where the Recession Proof Jobs Are". The best recession-proof jobs are those that are least sensitive to economic downturn, and which have the highest...

Stock Markets Undeterred by Euro Recession

As if further evidence was needed that the long-dreaded global economic slump is now upon us, the Eurozone — the 15-nation economic bloc that uses the common...

Googling the Recession

The problem with a recession is that due to a lag in the data, you may not know you're in one until it's over. The most interesting aspect of the "R" word as...

Hollywood to Recession: Bring It!

The recession — if indeed we're calling it that — should scare Indiana Jones far less than a pit of snakes this summer. That's because the durability of the...

The Recession Is Here. Sales Are Up

The official word came last week, to absolutely no one's surprise: the U.S. is in a recession. Tough times for retailers, right? It depends on what you're...

Is There A Recession In Japan's Near Future?

Japan's Finance Minister, KIICHI MIYAZAWA, is regarded as the island of calm in the chaotic sea that passes for Japan's government. A former Prime Minister, the...

RECESSION NOTES: Recession Notes

Checked Out. Their accounts may be empty, but many consumers write checks anyway during periods of recession and inflation. Their intention often is to try to...