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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The unemployment lines are filling up fast. If you find yourself out of work, what’s the best way to take advantage of an otherwise difficult situation? Nick Nigro is the author of No Job? No Prob! How to Pay Your Bills, Feed Your Mind, and Have a Blast When You're Out of Work. Plus, Rod Blagojevich has taken to quoting Rudyard Kipling: a poet responds.

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Rod Blagojevich and Nick Nigro

The Madoff Fallout

What's the next step for victims of the Madoff scandal? Jason Zweig, personal finance columnist for the Wall Street Journal; and Gregory Sisk, Law Professor at the University of Saint Thomas, discuss some of the options.

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Renters and Foreclosure

Diane Sterner, Executive Director of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey discusses the rights of New Jersey tenants living in foreclosed properties.

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The Silver Lining

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Construction Takes the Hit

Two representatives from the city's construction unions talk about cutting labor costs and even pooling pension funds to help move along stalled projects all over the city. Louis Coletti is the chief executive of the Building Trades Employers Association and Edward Malloy is president of the

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Scandalous 2008

Robert George, columnist for New York Post and blogger at Ragged Thots talks about the year in scandals.

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Reclaiming Kipling

Bob Holman, poet and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club, comments on how Rod Blagojevich has taken to quoting Rudyard Kipling. Question of the Day: What work would you quote if you were embroiled in scandal? Comment below!

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