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  • Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    For America's jobless, the labor market is sending conflicting signals. On one hand, unemployment in December dropped to 9.4 percent, its lowest rate in 19 months, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. On the other hand, a separate Labor survey showed that the economy added only 103,000 jobs, when economists were expecting about 150,000 new nonfarm jobs. What to make of it all? In fits and starts, the economy is staging a very modest recovery, but it may take years before the nation regains the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. To find a job, many unemployed Americans may need to reenergize their own job search. Here are seven ways to do it:

  • Deals of the week: toy rebate, freebies, and getting paid to shop

    Deals of the week: toy rebate, freebies, and getting paid to shop

    Is saving more money one of your goals in 2011? It is for me! I’m excited to see so many great offers immediately in the new year. Start your year off right with these great deals from Yoplait, Friday’s restaurants, Post-It Tabs, Bath & Body Works, Pampers, Hasbro toys, and (starting Sunday) CVS.

  • Starbucks logo change: No name. More mermaid. Will it sell more coffee?

    The New Economy Starbucks logo change: No name. More mermaid. Will it sell more coffee?

    Starbucks logo undergoes a redesign that drops its name. Is the coffee giant's mermaid (actually, a siren) strong enough to stand on her own?

  • What Salman Taseer's assassination could mean for Pakistan

    What Salman Taseer's assassination could mean for Pakistan

    The outpouring of praise for the killer of Salman Taseer, the former governor of Punjab who was assassinated in Islamabad Tuesday, is intensifying concerns in Pakistan about deeply rooted religious intolerance.

  • Fallout

    Fallout

    A pair of NY Times reporters offer a damning indictment of the CIA’s failed war on nuclear proliferation.

  • Investing fads and themes: 1996-2010

    The Reformed Broker Investing fads and themes: 1996-2010

    Another year in the books and I've updated my Investing Fads and Themes guide accordingly. So what was 2010 about?

  • Smartphones: Protect your phone from these hackers' traps

    The New Economy Smartphones: Protect your phone from these hackers' traps

    Smartphones are increasingly the target of hackers looking for financial data. Here's how to protect yourself and your favorite piece of mobile technology.

  • Kenyan study on internet use reveals a need for more business presence online

    Africa Monitor Kenyan study on internet use reveals a need for more business presence online

    A study on internet use in Kenya and elsewhere on the continent reveals growing technological savviness and the need for businesses to focus more on marketing themselves online.

  • Christine O'Donnell under investigation: where six 2010 also-rans are now

    Christine O'Donnell under investigation: where six 2010 also-rans are now

    When Election 2010 came and went, we thought the highest-profile losers – most of them Republican tea partyers – might fade quietly into oblivion. Not this group, for the most part. At least one is writing a book, a couple are launching political action committees, and one is already running for office again. One is under federal investigation, and another still isn’t completely finished contesting the 2010 race.

  • School bans Facebook for a week: five lessons students learned

    School bans Facebook for a week: five lessons students learned

    Considering a New Year’s Resolution to cut back on Facebook time in favor of real face time with friends and family? A one-week blackout of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, and instant messaging at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania prompted students and faculty to reflect on – and in some cases, change – their usage habits.