JOB MARKET INTELLIGENCE
BusinessWeek Economics Editor Peter Coy spoke with top minds in both business and academia to get their perspective on the collapse of the job market—and find out how bad it could get and how long it might last.
Stock market losses and spiraling home prices are forcing many retirees to look for work. We explore the challenges facing them and provide tips for job-seeking seniors.
A SHOPPER'S NEW BEST FRIEND
With holiday budgets severely pinched, we looked into a Web site that lets shoppers peruse research on products from multiple sources before they buy. Consumersearch.com provides users with reviews, hands-on testing, and customer feedback on products and services in hundreds of categories, including confounding ones like flat-screen TVs and snowblowers.
TOP TOYS UNDER $25
The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, an independent consumer guide, suggested the toys—from puzzles to dinosaurs to race cars—and we got a group of kids to field-test them.
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