Recession Briefing 5.15

What Women Really Think
May 15 2009 10:00 AM

Recession Briefing 5.15


In the recession, more people are learning how to re-cut a dress or alter their Levi’s to look like Dior. Renata Espinosa looks at the new breed of DIY seamstresses. ( The Daily Beast )


The recession has been a boon for the mental health industry: the use of psych services doubled in the first four months of this year. ( Psych Central )

Mommy vice? One in three moms surveyed this spring said they have turned to a vice such as overeating, drinking, drugs and/or gambling to cope with the stress. ( CNBC )

Broadway theaters aren’t seeing audience declines as a result of the recession , and historically New York’s theater row has been virtually impervious to economic declines. ( Reuters )

Recently released data from the Mexican census show that emigration from Mexico to other countries has declined by 25 percent as a result of a lack of jobs in the U.S. ( New York Times )

Drug makers are expanding programs to help people afford medicines amid the prolonged recession. ( Wall Street Journal )

One man’s layoff nightmare: employment to food stamps in one week . ( Chicago Tribune )

Reports indicate that the economy’s tentative recovery has been moving in fits and starts , though there is evidence that the worst has passed. ( Associated Press )

There is a new spate of angry advertising campaigns that seek to channel the outrage, frustration and fear felt by consumers hit hard by the recession. ( New York Times )

Baby boomers have been the biggest losers in the stock markets , according to new data. Many say they are now worried about the future. ( Forbes )





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