Rick Newman


March 2010


How to Rebuild After Losing Your Fortune

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At a small gathering of entrepreneurs last September, it was Kevin Daum's turn to answer the regular monthly question and name something new he had done recently. Daum had two answers: One, he hadn't borrowed money from anybody. And two, he had eaten food from his barbecue grill every day for three ...

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bankruptcy

7 Stressors Sapping the Middle Class

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We all know about keeping up with the Joneses. Now, the Great Recession and the jobless recovery have introduced a new socioeconomic phenomenon: slip-sliding with the Smiths.

Working harder for less is the new normal—for those lucky enough to have a job. Millions of families are giving up comforts ...

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TAGS:
economy

Why the Mail Should Come Every Other Day

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AT&T used to make phones and run the nation's telephone infrastructure. Now it's largely a wireless company. IBM and Hewlett-Packard transformed themselves from equipment manufacturers into business-service providers. Airlines have slashed service to small cities and added new fees for food and ...

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Postal Service

5 Reasons to Buy a Toyota

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It's hard to think of another company that nose-dived as fast as Toyota has. A few months ago, millions of drivers considered Toyota the gold standard for automobiles, with quality and reliability you could practically take for granted. Then came mysterious gas-pedal problems, claims of deadly ...

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TAGS:
cars
car manufacturers
Toyota

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