In Japan, even robots are starting to feel the effects of the recession. ( New York Times )
Is the recession bad for your health? A recent study from Yale University found that job losses can make the fat fatter and the drinkers drunkards. ( Wall Street Journal )
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says that the American and world economies will be out of the recession in a matter of months. ( Telegraph )
Mort Zuckerman: The economy is even worse than you think. ( Wall Street Journal )
Eliot Spitzer gives his prescription for how to save reeling state governments. ( Slate )
The Obama Administration is mulling new ways to delay foreclosure for jobless homeowners who are unable to keep up with monthly payments. ( Reuters )
Recessions, like bullies, always pick on the weak, but few victims feel more beaten down these days than the millions of Americans with family businesses . ( New York Times )
Scam Alert: How to watch out for job offers that are too good to be true. ( CNN/Money )
From Indiana rental units to a Colorado energy company and workers’ paychecks everywhere, the stimulus is just beginning to make itself felt. ( USA Today )
With Americans saving more, spending less and trimming debt, a poll says they are becoming less stressed about their economic futures . ( Associated Press )
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