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Article ID: 549417

Billions in Nonprofit Projects Halted by Credit Crisis

Johns Hopkins University

Like state and local governments and private businesses, America's 1.4 million nonprofit organizations have many major "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects on hold because of the credit crisis, according to a new survey.

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23-Feb-2009 2:50 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 549204

New Economy Puts Dual-Income Couples in Double Jeopardy

Ithaca College

"Nine in ten dual-income couples in New York State feel there is some risk that one or both of their jobs might not exist in the next couple of years," says Ithaca College sociologist Stephen Sweet, lead author of the study "Dual Earners in Double Jeopardy: Preparing for Job Loss in the New Risk Economy." Satellite Uplink available on campus.

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16-Feb-2009 12:50 PM EST

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Article ID: 549108

10 Ways to Spend Less on Health Care in a Recession

Pennsylvania Medical Society

The Institute for Good Medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical Society offers 10 ways for consumers to spend less on their health care during a recession.

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12-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 549100

A Brave New World for College Grads: Hunting Down a Job in a Tough Economy

Saint Joseph's University

Unfortunately, in an economy like today's, Matthew Brink, director of Career Development at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, has no secret tricks for landing a job. "It's all about using the tried and true tactics for job hunting, but giving the process more time and effort," he says.

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12-Feb-2009 11:20 AM EST

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Article ID: 548986

Finance Professor Is Optimistic About Stock Prices

University of Iowa

University of Iowa finance professor Todd Houge says he's cautiously optimistic that U.S. stocks have greater upside potential than they've had recently and that prices have already factored in a lot of bad economic news.

Released:
10-Feb-2009 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 548968

NWF: Keep Strong Green Investments in Stimulus

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

"As the two versions of the bill move to conference committee, we hope Congressional negotiators maintain the House bill's strong investments in education, clean energy and America's natural resources - all proven ways to stimulate shovel-ready projects and rapidly create jobs," said NWF's Adam Kolton.

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10-Feb-2009 3:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 548955

Newly Announced Financial Bailout Could Restart Consumer Credit Flow

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tuesday, Feb. 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the details of its latest financial bailout measure, the Financial Stability and Recovery Plan.

Released:
10-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

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Article ID: 548921

Public Support Grows for Spending on Transit and Infrastructure

University of Chicago

Public support is growing for expenditures on mass transit and infrastructure and remains high for education and health care, according to a National Opinion Research Center survey at the University of Chicago that has been following spending trends for 35 years.

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9-Feb-2009 3:50 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 548934

Soaring Unemployment and Foreclosures Increase Homeless in San Francisco

California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute

Each day brings news of more job losses and more home foreclosures in California, pushing more people out onto the streets of our cities. Project Homeless Connect is offering hope to these people, providing vital services to get them off the streets, into housing, and even back into work.

Released:
9-Feb-2009 8:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 548920

What to Do Post Pink Slip?

University of Maryland, Baltimore

During these times when it seems as if there is socialism for the wealthy and capitalism for the poor (given today's NYT' story about the shrinking welfare rolls) and in the wake of the three murder/suicide cases of entire families due to financial stress/debt/job loss that took place across the nation last week, including one in Annapolis, Jodi Jacobson, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, whose research falls into work/life, work crisis, offers some advice to those who are suffering stress and emotional fallout over the current financial picture. She is the chair of the Employee Assistance Program track at the School.

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9-Feb-2009 4:00 PM EST

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