Lack of jobs, the cost of housing, and school bills mean 'boomerang kids' can't afford to live on their own. And in years to come they'll be paying for the cost of borrowing to bail out the economy, too.
Although retailers are hawking Black Friday deals, will consumers be in a mood to take them up on their offers?
With 2 million cribs in question, the Stork Craft crib recall affects all drop-side cribs built between Jan. 1993 and Oct. 2009
Big discounts await shoppers during Black Friday sales the day after Thanksgiving. But later in the season, price cuts are unlikely to be as deep as they were last year.
From Seattle to Huntsville, Ala., five cities are poised to prosper in the New Economy because of exports, innovation, clean technology, and healthcare.
In an age of global commerce and culture, boom cities include Shanghai, China, and Mumbai as well as Istanbul, Turkey, and São Paulo, Brazil.
Heavily reliant on aerospace and defense, Huntsville looks to biotech and other industries for new growth.
As Fort Collins, Colo., moves to become a clean-tech city, its businesses are finding green opportunities from solar cells to engine conversion.
With a vibrant entrepreneurial climate and deep pool of venture capital, Seattle capitalizes on high-tech, exports, and world health.
Houston is banking on its strong ties to the global marketplace and renewable energy to move beyond the oil age.
With world-class universities, Boston lures companies eager to tap its high-skilled graduates.
With a $20.7 billion shortfall expected over the next 18 months, the California budget crisis remains severe. Economic recovery may help ease the budget crunch, but many say true reform is needed.
Retailers hoping for Black Friday crowds like wintery weather, which reminds people of the holidays. Meteorologists predict that's what they'll get on that big shopping day after Thanksgiving.
Chances of world trade deal look remote in part because the US has other bigger priorities.
Using smartphones, consumers can get the best deals from all those Black Friday 2009 ads.
Job losses are driving more mortgage woes, as a record 9.6 percent of homeowners were delinquent in the third quarter, Mortgage Bankers Association reports.
Retailers are pulling out all the stops for Black Friday 2009. But can anyone compete with Wal-Mart?
Pontiac, Mich., sold the 80,300-seat Silverdome for $583,000 Wednesday. The former home of the Detroit Lions cost $55.7 million to build in 1975.
President Obama should channel Monty Python by taxing corporate profits held abroad.