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  • Consumers hoping that the worst of the recession is over may be setting themselves up for disappointment, a panel of economists said Tuesday.

  • How To Get Job Search Feedback You Can Use Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 11:44 AM ET
    Interview

    If you want to find out what prospective employers think of you, don’t wait till you don’t get a job and then ask the recruiter for feedback.

  • “One thing he excels at is setting realistic expectations with his audiences,” says one crisis management consultant. “He’s been careful not to over-promise.”

  • Stocks Slide Amid Swine-Flu Fears; GM Soars Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.

  • Social Networking And Managing Your Career Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    Things move quickly in this Digital Era. Twitter has gone from hot novelty to jumping the shark in two quarters. Boomers and Gen X’ers, having arrived very late to the Facebook party, have given Twitter a big embrace early – not willing to be beaten to another social networking punch. And what serious career manager isn’t signed up with LinkedIn, the dominant business networking site?

  • Bernanke's Speech on Housing and Foreclosures Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | 5:10 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The following is the full text of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's "Housing, Mortgage Markets and Foreclosures" speech issued in Washington Thursday and delivered before before the Fed conference on Housing and Mortgage Markets:

  • Can California Be Saved? Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 3:04 PM ET

    As I reported in the last post, a group of 13 California Republican legislators has come to Reno, Nevada, to find out why businesses are leaving the Golden State for the Silver State. It's not rocket science, and the politicians on both sides of the Sierra know it.

  • Ee-Ee! Ooh-Ooh! Animals Get Pink Slips at Bronx Zoo Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    This recession is getting wild. Faced with a $15 million budget shortfall, the Bronx Zoo is being forced to hand out pink slips to hundreds of animals, including deer, antelopes, lemur and porcupines.

  • How To Map Your Company's Future Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    If any evidence is needed that businesses bear a responsibility that goes far beyond concerns such as bottom lines and the happiness of investors, one could do worse than consider the case of Flint, Michigan.

  • Ivanka Trump: Credit Conditions Not Improving Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    Credit conditions are not improving and construction financing to build from the ground up is not available, says Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization.

  • Farrell: Claims And Sales And Sheila Bair Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 9:44 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    The head of the FDIC, Sheila Bair said we are past the economic crisis stage and are on a path to recovery. "We're in the clean up stage now" said Bair. She added that she is seeing "glimmers of hope" in the California housing market. Go Sheila.

  • Your Workplace: Puzzle or Mystery? Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    When asked this question, I decided this was the most provocative insight I’d heard in a very long time.

  • Money Moves For The Jobseeker Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    Now that taxes have been filed, it’s time to kick back and still think about money. As a jobseeker, whether employed or unemployed, you need to think about money because it affects the timing of your search, the sectors you want to target, and the way you position yourself.

  • Job Cuts Keep Coming—Is Your Firm On the List? Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 8:41 AM ET
    Crowd of people on the street

    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim.

  • Housing Market Dip Forces Americans to Stay Put Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 5:48 AM ET
    California Suburbs

    The number of people who changed residences declined to 35.2 million from March 2007 to March 2008, the lowest number since 1962, when the nation had 120 million fewer people.

  • How Important Are "You?" Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 1:09 PM ET

    You receive a personal letter from a well-known businessman. “The obvious first choice is you,” he writes. Should you be flattered?

  • Web Extra: Mapping Out Your Career Path Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Suzy Welch, author and columnist, has developed a principle to apply to your biggest career decisions.

  • The subprime mortgage crisis is for the most part over. Now the second housing crisis is upon us. Too much debt, too little income.

  • As the world grapples with headlines about bailouts, bankruptcies and pirates, a lone dove has emerged on YouTube to save the global economy.

  • I have interviewed well over 10,000 candidates and probably hired several thousand of them. Throughout these thousands of interviews, and thousands of hires, I have honed a very important skill: I can identify EXACTLY what impresses an interviewer and EXACTLY what doesn’t.