Recession Briefing 9.4

What Women Really Think
Sept. 4 2009 10:15 AM

Recession Briefing 9.4

More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June , up 22 percent from June 2008 and a new record. ( Reuters )

If more mothers were amateur economists, they’d probably tell you to cover your mouth when you frown. That’s because doing so could help prevent a recession. ( The Big Money )


Students are borrowing dramatically more to pay for college , accelerating a trend that has wide-ranging implications for a generation of young people. ( Wall Street Journal )

Who can afford to retire? Who can afford to take a vacation? Who can afford to stop thinking about making money for one single instant? Nobody we know. ( Gawker )

"American innovation has solved daunting problems before and could again. But it would be a mistake to assume that American prosperity will continue on some preordained upward course," writes Rick Newman. ( U.S. News & World Report )

"It is high time the labor market started showing the kinds of improvement the factory sector and financial markets have," writes Mark Gongloff. ( Wall Street Journal )

The number of U.S. workers claiming unemployment benefits fell back last week but remain stubbornly elevated. ( Financial Times )

Half of retailers that experience a downturn during a recession never recover, according to an analysis from Credit Suisse Holdings. ( Chicago Tribune )

Twice as many people approaching retirement suffer sleepless nights during a recession , according to new research. ( Telegraph )

The recession is a good excuse for employers to introduce a pay freeze, but what if you think your hard work deserves greater financial reward? Here are some tips for getting a raise despite the bad economic climate. ( CNN/Money )



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