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The Top 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill

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Manpower’s 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill list: engineers, technicians, sales reps, accountants and IT staff. And on the blue-collar side, the list includes machinists and machine operators, skilled tradespeople, mechanics, laborers and production operators.

http://content.comcast.monster.com/job-search-essentials/10-hardest-jobs-to-fill/home.aspx?WT.mc_n=comcast007

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How to get your piece of the pie

http://www.comcast.net/articles/finance/20090219/Stimulus.Tax.Planning/

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Whatever your situation, whether you work or are unemployed, the government has something for you in the $787 billion stimulus package

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Cold Enough For You

I don't now about you guys but I think it is one of the coldest nights yet.

I live on the 15th floor in CC and the wind is whipping around and thumping the building.

I stepped out a few times for a smoke and Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Banks charging unemployed for their benefits

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"Nickel-and-diming people who have been laid off and are already facing financial hardship is more than just a bad-neighbor policy; it's bad for our economic well-being,"

http://comcast.net/articles/finance/20090219/Bank.Fees.Jobless.Benefits/

It's stories like this one that make me wonder if bankers think they're bullet proof.

dan's picture

sigh...

"The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife"

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02/16/buffalo.beheading/

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"Millenial Generation"?

Just surfing around and came across the term 'Millenial generation'. It's mentioned in: http://www.comcast.net/articles/finance/20090213/BUSINESS-US-AUTOSHOW-YOUTH/

the article's about how the auto industry is trying to appeal to the kids becoming drivers today...iPods and electrogizmos being the focal point of features in cars for this 'generation'.

Guess maybe I'm a Millenial Boom Xer. I want dual exhausts, raw horsepower, leather, heated seats AND ipod connectors and so far, I'm digging that dogstar radio.

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Billions in tax cuts for families and businesses

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Millions of workers would soon see an extra $13 in their weekly paychecks and thousands of small businesses operating in the red could get tax refunds under the economic recovery bill nearing completion in Congress.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090213/Stimulus.Taxes/

$13 isn't much by most of our standards here, but could make a difference to those living on the edge.