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Article ID: 546431

Recession-Proof Careers: Future Looks Bright for Federal, Public Sector Careers

University of Alabama at Birmingham

During tough economic times, no job is safe, however, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, working for the government may be one of the safest careers to have during a recession. Bureau statistics show that the government fires and lays off workers at 25 percent the rate of the private sector.

Released:
13-Nov-2008 12:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 546401

Experts Available to Comment on G20 Emergency Financial Summit

American University

American University experts are available to discuss the G20 emergency global financial summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, November 15. For complete expert profiles, see AU's online Experts Guide.

Released:
12-Nov-2008 10:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 546380

Economics Professor Says Bailout Not the Answer for Auto Makers

Creighton University

Creighton University Economics Professor Ernie Goss says a bailout won't help ailing American auto companies General Motors or Chrysler.

Released:
12-Nov-2008 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 546368

Expert Available to Discuss Return of Layaway Programs

University of New Hampshire

Ludwig Bstieler, associate professor of marketing at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, is available to discuss the return of layaway programs, a popular method of purchasing created during the Great Depression.

Released:
12-Nov-2008 8:45 AM EST

Article ID: 546369

Workers May Find Themselves Thrown Under the Bus in Economic Downturn

University of New Hampshire

With more companies struggling during the economic downturn, employees may be more prone to blame someone else for problems they have caused, according to a management professor who studies behavior in the workplace.

Released:
12-Nov-2008 8:45 AM EST

Article ID: 546271

K-State Exploring Methods to Help Families in Economic Hard Times

Kansas State University

K-State's Institute of Personal Financial Planning is exploring new methods to help families cope with economic hard times.

Released:
10-Nov-2008 4:10 PM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 546272

Experts Recommend Ways Families Can Lower Financial Stress

Kansas State University

Financial problems are often a family problem and parents need to manage stress so they do not transfer their anxiety onto their children, according to experts at Kansas State University.

Released:
10-Nov-2008 4:10 PM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 546165

Recession-proof Career: Forensic Accounting and It Auditing Financial Fraud Increases in Economic Recessions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The business of financial fraud at the corporate level historically spikes as those in desperate need of money manipulate company revenues and assets for personal gain, and the trend is the key reason why a career in forensic accounting and information technology (IT) auditing is not only recession-proof but recession-flourishing, according to Tommie Singleton, Ph.D., associate professor of Accounting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Released:
6-Nov-2008 11:45 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 546148

Economists Hope Nation and Indiana Can Escape 2009 with Only a Moderate Recession

Indiana University

As 2008 draws to an end, economists at Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business hope that the nation and Indiana can escape 2009 with only a moderate recession -- similar in severity to those in 1990 and in 2001.

Released:
5-Nov-2008 6:00 PM EST

Article ID: 546128

Credit Score, FICO, Debt, Credit Markets

University of New Hampshire

As credit markets have tightened, the issue of credit scores has been in the news. And for many people, credit scores measure more than creditworthiness "“ they represent whether someone is trustworthy and responsible in other aspects of their lives. In essence, a credit score reflects personal morality, according to Josh Lauer, assistant professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire.

Released:
6-Nov-2008 7:00 AM EST

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