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Tag Archives: Recession

A legal job opening. Really.

Since most of the legal employment-related news has been bad lately, what with all the layoffs and deferrments, I figured I’d share an e-mail I received recently about a job opening to add to the few but proud that are hiring. The ...

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It’s lunchtime. Buy it or bag it?

View Larger Map I was pondering the sad state of the 300 block of N. Charles Street as I walked to work this morning. True, Maisy’s restaurant has newly opened where Copra once stood, but the Starbucks is gone, and ...

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Fleming’s pulling out all the stops

In an attempt to breathe some life into its business/group event business, Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar is giving $150 gift certificates to anyone who books a private dinner for 10 or more guests. “Use your certificate on a future ...

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The glass is half empty…

…and the other half is filled with sour milk. The Conference Board‘s latest consumer confidence ratings were released Tuesday, and the future for many Americans is far from bright. The index remained relatively flat in March at 26, up from ...

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Retail Groundhog Day

You ever get the feeling you’re being fed the same thing just on a different plate? E-mails from the folks at the National Retail Federation have had that vibe lately. Since the economy started free-falling last fall, virtually every news ...

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Lose your job — but not the shirt off your back

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Aris Melissaratos and his crystal ball

What does the future hold for the U.S. economy and how and when do we get there? Those are $787 billion questions these days, and where better to get answers than from Aris Melissaratos, former state Secretary of Business and ...

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Recession gourmet

Could you cook a gourmet meal for four on only $10? If the answer’s No, don’t feel bad – neither could a round-up of celebrity chefs selected by Time magazine for a feature on eating gourmet meals during economic crunch ...

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