Personal finance

Local used-goods scene reflects economy

If you’ve been hankering to do a story on the second-hand economy, used goods or tag

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Ramadan can spark local Islam-related consumer stories

The celebration of the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month,  is coming up this week, and

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Employment rises, but older workers face job hurdles

With the monthly Employment Situation report due out Friday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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Christmas in July: Sales bells for retailers and restaurants?

The year 2013 does seem to be flying by at top speed, but a “Black Friday”

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The importance of language to job seekers

“Si yo puedo hacer lo, usted puede hacerlo. “ That’s the tagline (“If I can do it, you

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Find a consumer story in the amusement park industry

The shrieks from roller-coaster cars and the splashes of flume rides are as much a part

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40-plus interns: Job retraining for middle-aged workers

Many would-be workers are starting internships this time of year. In pondering some angles for business

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Jobs Market: Check with contract staffing agencies

If you’re casting about for a fresh take on jobs and the employment scene, pull up

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Finding who benefits from rising disability claims

You may already have seen the intriguing NPR report on Social Security disability claims, “Unfit for

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Spring break splurges spark personal finance stories

Spring break is coming up for college students and families, and it’s an opportunity to prepare

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