A Friend In Need…

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Monday, March 23, 2009

A tough economy can mean awkward encounters with friends. If your friend has been laid off, what’s the best way to help? Ron Lieber, "Your Money" columnist at the New York Times, has tips. Plus, twenty years after the Exxon Valdez spill, a portrait of Exxon, an oil and gas company in the face of a green revolution. Check Out The Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page And Add Your Story! Doctors and Pharmacists: Help Contribute To An Upcoming Segment On Generic Drugs


Ron Lieber

Geithner Makes His Case

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has a big week ahead of him, as does the entire Obama economic team. Jim McTague, Washington editor for Barron’s Magazine and Geoffrey Rogow, reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, discuss the ongoing furor over A.I.G. bonuses and the administration's new plans ...

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Sticking Together

Ron Lieber, "Your Money" columnist at the New York Times, discusses the etiquette of helping friends who have lost their jobs or are going through hard financial times.

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Pam Steel, nurse practitioner at the Duke University Medical Center and coordinator of their study on peanut allergies, talks about the potentially very promising results. Also, Dr. Clifford Bassett, NYU School of Medicine faculty member and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, gives advice ...

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Exxon's Future

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill. Peter Waldman, senior writer for Portfolio, discusses the future of the oil company in the new green economy.

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Dodd's Role

Lucy Nalpathanchil, reporter for WNPR in Hartford, discusses the role of Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd (D) in dealing with the banking crisis and the turmoil over the A.I.G. bonuses.

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Mess or Blessing?

photo by Jill Zimmerman

photo by Jill Zimmerman

One of our recent contributors to the Uncommon Economic Indicators loves her view (see photo).

She writes, ' walking around my [Williamsburg] neighborhood, I see tons of empty lots that were formerly old factories and apartment ...


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