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Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Gov. Jon Corzine on buying into Geithner's toxic asset plan

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's plan to get so-called toxic assets off of the nation's bank balance sheets relies on private investment firms, including pension and hedge funds...

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Illegal immigration in the era of unemployment

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hispanic immigrants, both legal and illegal, make up eight percent of the labor force in this country. In factory towns like Morristown, Tennessee that figure almost doubles. The tens...

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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?: Cooking lessons from MFK Fisher

Friday, March 20, 2009

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version. In 1942, in the middle of World War II and at the start of food rationing, the writer MFK Fisher published How to Cook...

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We're all Swedes now: Bo Lundgren heads to the Hill

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In the 1990s, Sweden was facing a financial crisis that is eerily similar to what the U.S. now faces. To recover from that, they nationalized the banks and bought up the bad debt. The...

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Stopping stop-loss

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Imagine volunteering for the U.S. Army, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then, just when you are about to head home after an honorable job well done, your commanding officer hand...

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Creative re-branding in dour times

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In trying economic times, even the most popular brands fade away. In the UK the famous American brand Woolworth's has all but shuttered its windows, save for one store that's survived...

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Seeking a solution, Sharia law in Pakistan causes problems

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In an attempt to quell the fighting with Taliban militants, the government in Pakistan's embattled Swat Valley has agreed to allow the extremely conservative Sharia religious law to b...

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Come and get it: Hyundai and JetBlue offer refunds to the jobless

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's no doubt that part of the economic crisis is rooted in fear. People are holding back on spending even if their financial situation hasn't changed because of their anxiety about t...

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The voice of debt collection, literally

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In every economic downturn there are industries that prove to be recession proof. And aside from business models that avoid losses in profits, are the ones that do better in tough ec...

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Negotiating your way out of a layoff: Strategies for saving your job

Monday, March 09, 2009

As the joblessness rate goes up it’s becoming almost commonplace for American workers to consider a plan of action in case they get laid off. But is there a way to be proactive and s...

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Dusting yourself off after a layoff

Monday, March 09, 2009

More than half a million Americans lost their jobs last month alone leaving a lot of those unemployed to wonder where they'll end up next. The Takeaway talks to two people about how ...

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Hitting a Homerun: The Dutch beat the Dominicans in the World Baseball Classic

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic in a huge upset over the weekend and made the World Baseball Classic a hit around the world. Jeff Beresford-Howe, The Takeaway’s sports c...

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Anticipating a rise in unemployment for February

Friday, March 06, 2009

Retail sales are down, as are orders for manufactured goods, and the number of people claiming jobless benefits remains near record highs. But the key for tracking the recession today...

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Bursting the auto-industry bubble

Friday, March 06, 2009

General Motors Corp. sent the stock market lurching downward yesterday after its annual report expressed doubts about corporate viability. Could The Big Three go bankrupt? Critics suc...

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Parsing the Obama housing plan with Alvin Hall, Part Two

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Takeaway contributor and personal finance whiz Alvin Hall has been helping homeowners dissect the Obama administration's housing plan. Earlier we heard from Pamela Zombeck, a homeowne...

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Parsing the Obama housing plan with Alvin Hall, Part one

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Obama administration has released the details of its housing plan, which is meant to be a finger in the dam for the tidal wave of homes facing foreclosure throughout the U.S. Yest...

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GM plant closures send chills through small towns

Thursday, February 19, 2009

When GM and Chrysler announced their restructuring plans yesterday, they announced that thousands of jobs would be lost and at least five manufacturing plants would be closed, but the...

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Get on a bus, gus: The nation is heading towards a transit crisis

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Despite the eight billion dollars the stimulus will pump into the nation’s transit infrastructure, local transportation agencies around the nation are in for a potentially devastating...

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Inside Iran in a time of change

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

As the Obama administration continues to carefully move toward new diplomatic relations with Iran, a book has just been released that gives new insight into life in Iran during the e...

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The Love of Labor (and Ikea)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Today nearly 14 percent of Americans are underemployed. This is proving to be a challenge for beleaguered bosses and disgruntled employees struggling to keep morale up in the workplac...

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