Some of America's fastest-growing cities were the last to slip into the recession. Now they are hoping to harness their momentum and slingshot their way out of it. New Orleans, Louisiana topped the list in percentage terms, reflecting continued rebuilding after hurricane Katrina.
Cities in Texas, North Carolina, and California dominated the top 10 list of fastest-growing US cities in 2008.
When traditional job-hunting methods fail, some are turning to the unconventional.
Obama and McCain hope to jump-start the economy, but their plans clearly differ.
Environmentally friendly practices win broad employee buy-in – but many workers save their real diligence for home.
How small-time inventors - alone or in clubs - make widgets for fun (and maybe a profit).