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  • ECONOMICS

    Gardens are hot in cool economy

    From seed producers and greenhouse growers to retailers, all are reporting booming sales of vegetable plants and seeds. All attribute it largely to family financial issues. Home gardens are a fast-growing trend.

  • ECONOMICS

    Companies look to boost workers' morale

    It's harder to keep morale up when the economy is down. As the recession rattles the nation's workforce, companies of all sizes are intensifying efforts to improve employee mood.

  • ECONOMICS

    MBA programs grow as economy shrinks

    Add this number to the many fact and figures being bandied about during this recession: 246,957, the record-high number of GMAT exams administered to aspiring MBA candidates last year. So far this year, numbers of test-takers show the volume looks to be even greater.

  • ECONOMICS

    California's state work force grew despite budget issues

    California state government's full-time work force continues to grow despite Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to freeze hiring amid a historic budget shortfall.

  • ECONOMICS

    Larger number of needy Alaskans strains support system

    Demand for warm meals in Anchorage's largest soup kitchen and safe beds in local shelters have soared to all-time highs, with more Alaskans than ever before seeking assistance in hard times, social service officials say.

  • ECONOMICS

    Alaska's banks avoid industry woes

    Most major banks and credit unions in Alaska seem to be in good health, despite the worsening news about the economy and the recent bailout of troubled national banks. More conservative policies help avoid outside crush.

  • ECONOMICS

    Kansas credit union's woes will cost the entire industry

    Kansas City is at the epicenter of one shock wave in the financial crisis — credit unions. The industry already faces a tough year because of the deepening recession. Now, credit unions nationwide face an extra burden to help shore up Lenexa-based U.S. Central Credit Union.

  • ECONOMICS

    Citizens, illegal immigrants jostle for jobs

    Business owners once said they needed illegal workers because there weren't enough Americans willing to do dirty and lowly jobs. Now, unemployment is nearing 10 percent, and citizens are lining up for jobs they once would have rejected. Yet, some say, many employers still want illegal immigrants.

  • ECONOMICS

    Tight times in the booze biz

    When the economy goes bad, people don't stop drinking. They do, however, rethink their choices. And that is hurting everyone in the booze business, from manufacturers to distributors to stores and restaurants.

  • ECONOMICS

    Premier's tough talk aside, China's fortunes tied to U.S.

    The Chinese prime minister's blunt warning on Friday that he fears that his nation's investments in U.S. financial assets may be endangered signals both a need to distract attention from troubles at home and how interrelated the two giant economies have become, analysts said

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