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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

20 Best Business Schools: Traditional and Online

Hey there!  I'm Alix Shadonnay at the business desk.
Like the rest of my team, it is my last blog for 2008 and I would like to wish each and everyone of you the very best for the holiday season and for 2009.  May all your wishes come true.
I too would like to extend my heartiest congrats to our colleague Donna J Jodhan on her recent Unsung Heroes award courtesy of the United Nations.  Congrats to you
Donna!  You are a true trooper and truly deserving of this award.
You can read more about Donna's award ceremony at http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm
 
Today I would like to give you some helpful tips on how to go about choosing an online business school when you next think of doing so.  More and more persons are turning to the online way of studying and why not?
To learn more, please read on.
At the business desk, I'm Alix Shadonnay wishing you a great weekend, happy rest of December, and see you early next year.
 
 
Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia
Breaking news!  20 Best Business Schools: Traditional and Online                   
 
        20 Best Business Schools: Traditional and Online
        By David Peralty
        With a growing number of distance learning opportunities, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, is an elite graduate business program with a stellar reputation. Focusing on executive financial education, Fuqua has a number of ...
        College Crunch -
http://www.collegecrunch.org/ 
 
        Web Meets World: Participatory Culture and Sustainable Living
        By admin
        The VCs, business leaders and entrepreneurs at Web 2.0 Summit had their entrepreneurial Spidy Senses (as John Battelle calls them) tuned to the challenges and opportunities of Web Meets World. Some of the winners of the Web 2.0 Launch ...
        UgoTrade -
http://www.ugotrade.com/ 
 
        General PT Resources, Part 1
        By grandpa
        Sometimes they were right. Usually not. GARY SCOTT does a lot of seminars and net business training which apparently pays off for many. He specializes in both internet business and import-export opportunities. www.garyscott.com ...
        Vera Verba -
http://www.veraverba.com/blog/ 
 
        The longest crisis ever?
        By El Lobo Loco(El Lobo Loco)
        'When people are unemployed in Singapore and business elsewhere is weak, why not develop extra capital locally?' he says. 'Crisis means opportunity,' he adds. 'If we have less retrenchment and more training than other countries, ...
        News Clips -
http://heresthenews.blogspot.com/ 
 
        [a business opportunity] Digest Number 44174
        By thedeb(thedeb)
        We are a legitimate company, offering legitimate work-from-home data-entry job opportunities that have proven success and that we stand behind 100% with our satisfaction guarantee. We have guided thousands of team members to success ...
        You Got an iDea ? -- more TESTING ... - http://yougotanidea.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Star-struck: Some Silicon Valley Indian techies are investing in...
        San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
        While broadband penetration in India is only about 5 percent now, Patel sees opportunities in digital entertainment in the South Asian country. ...
Read more at:
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11063837?source=most_emailed
 
        Customer service is key in tackling economic downturn: 2008 Luxury ...
        MoodieReport - London,UK
        The proceedings took place at the May Fair Hotel in London on 20 November 2008 and spelled out the opportunities that remain open to brands in the emerging ...
Read more at:
http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=16&doc_id=19250
 
        A Springtime of Possibility
        Communist Party USA - New York,NY,USA
        To be sure, we haven't entered a post-racial era, but the opportunities to further weaken racist ideology and to tear down the institutional barriers that ...
Read more at:
http://cpusa.org/article/articleview/994/1/154/
 
        The LPG Mafia has made My country a Valley of Death! CHRONY ...
        By palashbiswaskl
        NRIs look forward to new business opportunities in a globalized India. English-language (or even local language) media outlets who expect globalization to increase advertizing revenues have also been eager supporters of globalization. ...
        Palashbiswaskl's Weblog -
http://palashscape.wordpress.com/ 
 
        See How Easily You Can Qualify For a Home Loan
        By sexy girl(sexy girl)
        and I was chasing off on several different home-based business opportunities at the same time (exhibiting the dog in a meat market syndrome, I suppose) and not focusing my efforts enough to be successful at any single one of them. ...
        Top 100 Baby Boy Names -
http://top100-baby-boy-names.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings
        By Admin
        The Company also serves a small number of members who are dually eligible under both the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Molina Healthcare conducts its business primarily through nine licensed health plans in the states of California, ...
        Stock-Net.com -
http://stock-net.com/ 
 
        Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business - www.tenaday.in
        By cat2009india
        Cox has excellent relations with many business leaders in this region. Networking with these leaders is highly encouraged, and the school gives students adequate opportunities to do so. — Finance. The small number of students in our ...
        TenADay's Blog -
http://blog.tenaday.co.in/ 
 
        Mumbai India Map
        By admin
        Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its high standard of living, attract migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures. ...
        Prime Writer: Charisse Van Horn -
http://www.primewriter.com/blog/ 
 
        "Home Business" Opportunity Work at Home Youtube & Google
        By admin
        All you need to run a successful business from home in the UK. Business Ideas, Commission Opportunities,Essential Products and Services, Advice and Links. Home Business Ideas - The Best Working From Home Ideas that YOU … ...
        Business and Employment -
http://www.associate.asia/ 
 
        GETTING RICH YOUR OWN WAY part 11
        By Take Apart In New Life(Take Apart In New Life)
        9. An excellent way to find new products or services is to read magazines such as Entrepreneur, Inc. , Money , Fortune, Forbes and Business Week. Read magazines where people advertise new products, services or business opportunities. ...
        Become Madani's Social Life -
http://madanilife.blogspot.com/ 
 
        [a business opportunity] Digest Number 44210
        By thedeb(thedeb)
        We are a legitimate company, offering legitimate work-from-home data-entry job opportunities that have proven success and that we stand behind 100% with our satisfaction guarantee. We have guided thousands of team members to success ...
        You Got an iDea ? -- more TESTING ... -
http://yougotanidea.blogspot.com/ 
 
 

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Cyber insecurity vs Internet security

Hi everyone and a very happy holiday season to all!  I'm Heather DeMarco at the business desk.
Today I am also delighted like my other colleagues to be congratulating Donna J Jodhan, our esteemed special needs business consultant on her recent award.  Well done Donna and truly, you are one of the most unsung heroes that I have ever met.  Let's hope that this is only just the beginning for you.  Good for the United Nations to have recognized you!  You can read more about this momentous occasion at http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm
 
Well, my last blog for the year and today I am going to help you focus on cyber pirates during this busy holiday season.  We need to be paying more attention to these people and we need to make sure that we do not allow them to get the better of us.
At the business desk, I'm Heather DeMarco wishing you a very merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous new year.
See you in January.
 
 
Security tips for home computer users
Breaking news!          Cyber Insecurity vs Internet Security               
 
        ONLINE SAFETY TIPS
        By BLOGGING 4 MONEY(BLOGGING 4 MONEY)
        Put your home computer in an open space. Check frequently to see what websites your teens are using. (Look at the browser's history and cache of websites if necessary.) If you see your teen close a window as you approach, ask why. ...
        BLOGGING 4 MONEY -
http://tajaikampung.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Secure your computer after a Windows install or reinstall
        By Alan Norton
        This is not the level of knowledge you can expect from the average user. Even tech pros can find using such a firewall challenging. You can dial back the settings in Comodo Internet Security but at the cost of reduced security. ...
        Windows Help Now -
http://www.windows-help-now.com/ 
 
        Cyber Insecurity vs Internet Security
        By admin
        The typical home computer is attached to "always on" broadband facilities, severely compromised with malware (viruses, spyware, Trojans, keyloggers, etc.), usually without degradation of their ordinary capabilities and doing the bidding ...
        PC Security Tips -
http://www.usefulpcsecuritytips.com/ 
 
        feature requests
        By rocket62
        shufnagel Jan 8, 2008 2:51 am; I am creating a wiki that will be worked on by a dozen or so fairly unsophisticated computer users. We are already having sign up problems. I send them an email invitation, they respond and when they add ...
        Wikispaces : www - all changes -
http://www.wikispaces.com/space/notify 
 
        Open Source Zone Newsletter for 11/24/2008
        By Gary(Gary)
        PhoneReminder is add-in software to the OpenEMR medical records package that allows users to automatically notify patients by phone (voice or text message) of upcoming appointments." Install and Configure Cacti Monitoring Tool in ...
        Legitimate Work From Home Opportunity... -
http://live-genetech.blogspot.com/ 
 
        5 tips to improve physical access security
        By Chad Perrin
        Leaving your computer running with everything still active and receptive to user input while you're away is the quickest and easiest way to give unauthorized people access to a lot of stuff on your computer. Full disk encryption doesn't ...
        IT Security Help -
http://www.it-security-help-now.com/ 
 
        Top 101 Freeware Apps
        By Ruchir
        83. AntiVir Personal Edition – The AntiVir Personal Edition offers effective protection against computer viruses. 84. Avast Home Edition – Avast Home Edition is a full-featured anti-virus package designed exclusively for home users ...
        TechVivo -
http://www.techvivo.com/ 
 
        [Lifehacker] 22 New Entries: GreatSummary Boils Down a Web Page to ...
        By Kishore(Kishore)
        Lists all the attached files in the PDF document, and provides a number of common options that helps users manage the attachments, such as opening, deleting and adding description to the attachments. Users can also change the security ...
        The Perfect Face -
http://deskback.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Computer Tips [ 25 Worst E-mail Mistakes + Keep Your E-mail ...
        By ris(ris)
        If you don't do this, your username may remain on the screen and it will really put you on target for some security risks. 4.) Forgot to Clear It - Here's another important tip if you're using another computer outside of your home. ...
        All Viagra -
http://bestviagra2u.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Life is full of questions; so this article was written with the ...
        By Scott Jones(Scott Jones)
        With the Internet readily available to most of us, what is stopping us from looking for work-at-home computer jobs? Think about this: Almost every time that you find a good deal on eBay, it is being sold by a private company or an ...
        computer systems | computer part -
http://computer-systems06.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Walling Data's Top Ten Safety Tips for Online Shopping
        MarketWatch - USA
        A layered approach to security is always best at work and home. You don't have to be a computer geek, like me, to protect yourself. ...
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Walling-Datas-Top-Ten-Safety/story.aspx?guid=%7B877022E1-B408-495D-A4F6-C49F6002D0AE%7D
 
        Rootkits: Is removing them even possible
        TechRepublic - Louisville,KY,USA
        Thinking about this led to one of my ah-ha moments, fortuitously I decided to consolidate those real-world tips along with what I have gleaned from security ...
Read more at:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=736
 
        Access System Volume Information Folders on Windows Xp
        By FireFly(FireFly)
        Click OK Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Sharing and Security Click the Security tab Click Add , and then type the name of the user to whom you want to give access to the folder. ...
        Computer tips -
http://freesystips.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Walling Data's Top Ten Safety Tips for Online Shopping : As more ...
        By technomate(technomate)
        I surf the Internet all the time, but I watch out where I browse, and what I allow to be installed on my computer, and at our offices. A layered approach to security is always best at work and home. You don't have to be a computer geek, ...
        Tekno Mate -
http://teknomate.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Faster Internet Speed Tips and Secrets (Upgrade Repost)
        By Hershon2000
        Broadband Users Who Want Faster Internet Speed. Even though you have Broadband, you still might not be happy with your Internet speed because: 1. Your cache is too large, 2. You have adware/spyware/viruses on your computer, 3. ...
        Gifts and Free Advice -
http://www.giftsandfreeadvice.com/free_advice/ 
 
        Rootkits: Is removing them even possible
        By Michael Kassner
        Thinking about this led to one of my ah-ha moments, fortuitously I decided to listen and consolidate those real-world tips along with what I have gleaned from security experts. Why rootkits are hard to remove ...
        Networking Help Now -
http://www.networking-help-now.com/ 
 
        Protect your PC - Basic early self defense!
        By Frenday
        Anyway I'm just hoping to share some tips for home PC security….f you are a home user, read on. 1. Instead of Internet Explorer switch to Firefox, it's plain, simple and more secure,. 2. Get Spybot Search and Destroy and immediately ...
        Frenday.com -
http://frenday.com/ 
 
 

Older adults face mounting anxiety

Good morning!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and I am absolutely delighted to be celebrating with our colleague Donna J Jodhan.
On December 03, Donna was awarded the Unsung Heroes award as part of the United Nations day of celebration for the dignity and justice for the disabled.  We are all very honored to be working with Donna and to have her as part of our team and we wish her continuing success.
You can read more about donna at http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm
 
Today is my final blog for the year and I would like to zoom in on the plight of our older adults and how their mental health is being affected by the present economic crisis.  To learn more, please take a few minutes to read our news roundup below.
I'm Kerry J Harrison extending best wishes to you and yours for a very merry Christmas, happy holiday season, and for 2009.
 

News on stress, anxiety, and depression
Breaking news!          Older Adults Face Mounting Anxiety       
 
        My View: Economic stress damages mental health
        The Saginaw News - MLive.com - Saginaw,MI,USA
        Adults with financial woes can experience many psychological problems, the most common being anxiety and depression. And people going through hard financial ...
Read more at:
http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/opinion/index.ssf/2008/11/my_view_economic_stress_damage.html
 
        Older Adults Face Mounting Anxiety
        Newswise (press release) - USA
        Newswise — For older adults who have lived through the Great Depression, news stories comparing present circumstances to the harsh realities of food lines, ...
Read more at:
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/546825/
 
        Your Health
        Nigerian Tribune - Ibadan,Nigeria
        Behaviours like this have been seen to affect the emotion of such type of people and this may stir up anxiety and depression in them and eventually lead to ...
Read more at:
http://www.tribune.com.ng/25112008/hlt1.html
 
        Alternative treatments for depression, anxiety, and stress - Dr ...
        By feeds@prohealth.com (Richard Podell, MD)
        Dr. Podell is a clinical professor at New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has special interests in stress related disorders, clinical nutrition, ME/CFS, and fibromyalgia.
        ProHealth Weight Loss Research and News -
http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/index.cfm 
 
        Dalhousie's Counselling Services Launches 'Feeling Better' Program ...
        By saitsa(saitsa)
        It's more like an online workbook in which people fill out questionnaires that help clarify the nature of their problem, whether it's anxiety, depression or stress; and then plan relevant activities to try," he says. ...
        SAITSA National News -
http://saitsanationalnews.blogspot.com/ 
 
        'Sopranos' Actor's Murder Trial Opens
        By admin
        The former 'Melrose Place' actress, seen here in her mugshot, was recently treated for anxiety and depression. AP Photo/Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept. Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, who was implicated in a scandal ...
        Hot News EveryDay!! -
http://www.icefirecn.com/ 
 
        ScienceDaily: Latest Science News
        By United Techno Solutions(United Techno Solutions)
        Feelings of anxiety and depression result in patients experiencing the complaint as a major burden on their quality of life. In addition to psychological treatment, neurostimulation now also appears to be a very promising therapy. ...
        Science -
http://scientificsolver.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Social Isolation Is Bad for Your Health
        Stop Aging Now - Washington,DC,USA
        Getting medical help for depression or social anxiety may be the first steps to getting back into the swing of social relatedness. ...
Read more at:
http://www.stopagingnow.com/news/news_flashes/5220/Social-Isolation-Is-Bad-for-Your-Health
 
        Doctors working on yoga benefits
        Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
        Here's a sample from the medical literature: Depression | Patients diagnosed with depression showed significant reductions in anger, anxiety and neurotic ...
Read more at:
http://www.stopagingnow.com/news/news_flashes/5220/Social-Isolation-Is-Bad-for-Your-Health
 
        Stressed Out? Vitamins Provide Natural Stress Relief
        Stop Aging Now - Washington,DC,USA
        B deficiency can cause symptoms of depression, anxiety and irritability, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss and mental confusion, so you can see how ...
Read more at: 
http://www.stopagingnow.com/news/news_flashes/5219/Stressed-Out-Vitamins-Provide-Natural-Stress-Relief
 
        November 15, 2008 - Managing Stress
        By sonnycalhoun@bellsouth.net
        Neil: The serotonin when regulated can calm anxiety and panic disorders. They are equally good at depression and stress. Most people there is cross over between depression and anxiety and vice versa so a lot of people will be under ...
        Breakthrough Addiction Recovery -
http://www.breakthroughaddictionrecovery.com/blog/ 
 
        The Economic Downturn Can Bring Stress
        By TK
        When You Should Look Out For Depression Stress. If you have unreasonable fear of something you may want to consider that your panic is covering up another problem. The fear works to distract your mind. It's like displaced anxiety. ...
        Treatment News -
http://treatments.news-of.com/ 
 
        Coping With Stress and Depression During the Holidays
        By Karen Bastille
        But for many people, it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures and anxiety about an uncertain future. What Causes Holiday Blues? Many factors can cause the "holiday blues": stress, fatigue, ...
        COPD News Of The Day -
http://copdnewsoftheday.com/ 
 
        Anthony Biggs Jr. Victimized by a Cruel Society
        By Elizabeth Bennett(Elizabeth Bennett)
        How they are needing therapy to cope with the stress, anxiety and depression that all of this has brought on. So, when I heard of this recent act of bullycide, I was not in the least surprised. Abraham Biggs Sr. was shocked by this ...
        Bullying IS A Form Of Abuse: Peer Abuse! -
http://peerabuse.blogspot.com/ 
 
        I should stop reading news articles...
                By Glimmer(Glimmer)
        I've always suffered from anxiety & depression and learned anxiety is worry about the future, depression is worry about the past. Neither I can change nor control and I've learned to get past the worry. Now I want to embrace the moment, ...
        The Leftover Bits -
http://glimmermoonstone.blogspot.com/ 

Monday, December 08, 2008

Important answers to consumers concerns

Top of the day to you!  I'm Donna J Jodhan.
Today I have a very heavy e-bag to work with and as this is my last blog for the year I need to get cracking on your questions.  So, off I go!
 
Important answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Bruce Mountain:  Donna, I have teenagers in the house and am looking for some safety tips to protect the family when they go online.  What can you suggest?
Answer:  Bruce, I can suggest that you read the following article below.  This article has a lot of tips to offer with regard to online safety.  I hope it helps.
ONLINE SAFETY TIPS
By BLOGGING 4 MONEY(BLOGGING 4 MONEY)
Put your home computer in an open space. Check frequently to see what websites your teens are using. (Look at the browser's history and cache of websites if necessary.) If you see your teen close a window as you approach, ask why. ...
BLOGGING 4 MONEY -
http://tajaikampung.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Greg Labarrie:  I wonder out loud what is the difference between job hunters of two decades ago and today's job hunters?
Answer:  Greg, I am not sure if this article will answer your question but here you go.  Give this one a read.
After-school hunting
ASU Web Devil - Tempe,AZ,USA
Baby boomers are clearing out their offices for a generation of new job seekers. Kitty McGrath, Executive Director of Career Services at ASU, ...
Read more at:
http://www.as
 
Question from Dominic Martinez:  How can I protect myself from cyber pirates?
Answer:  Dominic, a very broad question but I have chosen a reference which may help to get you started.  Give this article a read and see what you think.  It appears to have some very helpful tips for the reader and I love the title of it.
Cyber Insecurity vs Internet Security
By admin
The typical home computer is attached to "always on" broadband facilities, severely compromised with malware (viruses, spyware, Trojans, keyloggers, etc.), usually without degradation of their ordinary capabilities and doing the bidding ...
PC Security Tips -
http://www.usefulpcsecuritytips.com/ 
 
Question from Carrie Brent:  Donna, what are countries in Europe doing for their seniors when it comes to providing retirement homes etc?
Answer:  Carrie, I think that the reference below will give you somewhat of a picture.  This is a very interesting article and is taken from Bulgaria.
Assisted living facilities | Retirement Communities | Clear senior ...
PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna,Bulgaria
For today's baby boomers and seniors, retirement living communities offer a broad range of intellectual, physical, and social activities. ...
Read more at:
http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=144306&Itemid=29
 
Question from Frank Bruno:  Which group do you think is suffering the most these days from the economy?
Answer:  Frank, there is no doubt in my mind that the elderly poor  are the group most suffering these days and the reference below speaks volumes and supports my view.  Please read this article.  It gives the reader a very true and real picture when it comes to how the elderly poor are doing these days.
Hard times hardest on elderly poor
San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA
San Antonio has made "a huge investment in seniors, unlike other cities," avows Laura Cisneros, social services manager for the city of San Antonio ...
Read more at:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/34944084.html
 
Question from Brad Pierce:  Donna, how do you think our labor force will be affected by the changing attitudes of many aging boomers and retirees wanting to stay on longer in the workplace?
Answer:  Brad, A very good question.  I believe that we are in for a major shift in the labor force and I say this because of more and more persons wanting to work longer due to many factors.  Factors such as having to work longer to secure a better retirement income, the need to cope with the present economic crisis, and the need to procure more income for long-term health care.  The reference below paints a very detailed picture and I invite you to read it.  I hope it helps.
A Labor Shift Will Happen in the Future
By Jzimbardi
For its part, Social Security is already set to raise its previous retirement age for full benefits from age 65 until a graduated age 67, depending on someone's date of birth. Further, not all of our Baby Boomers or Active Seniors want ...
Allgen's Financial News & Education... -
http://www.allgenfinancial.com/financialnews/ 
 
Question from Jane Picos:  Donna, what can you tell me about the increasing number of non-medical home care facilities around our country?
Answer:  Jane, these types of facilities seem to be rapidly increasing and this can only auger well for the future of us all as a whole.  Please read my reference below.
Providing The 78 Million Baby Boomers A Better Way To Care For ...
By mallorygjzmfnpq(mallorygjzmfnpq)
A growing concern is the awareness of high quality, non-medical home care services. Although there are many agencies offering Medicare paid home health care services, non-medical homecare focuses on helping seniors with non-medical ...
Larraine -
http://magdalenqbxpsqb.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Carl Redbuck:  Donna, what are some of the other countries doing to cope with the present crisis?  How are they coping?
Answer:  Carl, I am going to give you a reference that shines the spotlight on Singapore.  A very interesting article and the people of Singapore have a very interesting strategy.  I hope this helps.
The longest crisis ever?
By El Lobo Loco(El Lobo Loco)
'When people are unemployed in Singapore and business elsewhere is weak, why not develop extra capital locally?' he says. 'Crisis means opportunity,' he adds. 'If we have less retrenchment and more training than other countries, ...
ews Clips -
http://heresthenews.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Faye Keller:  Could you confirm for me this please; do older adults have more difficulty dealing with stress and anxiety?
Answer:  Faye, this is really not my expertise but I am going to point you to a reference that I found a few days ago. There is no doubt that older adults face as much anxiety as anyone else and especially for those who were around during the great depression, this may be bringing back many memories to them.  So, please check out my reference below.  Hope it helps.
Older Adults Face Mounting Anxiety
Newswise (press release) - USA
Newswise — For older adults who have lived through the Great Depression, news stories comparing present circumstances to the harsh realities of food lines, ...
Read more at:
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/546825/
 
Question from Ben Hogan:  I am searching for an online business school.  What do you recommend?
Answer:  Ben, here you go.  This article may have just what you are looking for.
20 Best Business Schools: Traditional and Online
By David Peralty
With a growing number of distance learning opportunities, the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, is an elite graduate business program with a stellar reputation. Focusing on executive financial education, Fuqua has a number of ...
college Crunch -
http://www.collegecrunch.org/ 
 
Question from Rudy Zelda:  Can economic stress really damage our mental health?
Answer:  Rudy, there is a lot of evidence floating around to suggest that it does.  I have found a reference which may give you an insight into the concerns over the influence that economic stress has over our mental health.  I hope it helps.
My View: Economic stress damages mental health
The Saginaw News - MLive.com - Saginaw,MI,USA
Adults with financial woes can experience many psychological problems, the most common being anxiety and depression. And people going through hard financial ...
Read more at:
http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/opinion/index.ssf/2008/11/my_view_economic_stress_damage.html
 
Question from Edna Farrell:  Donna, how insecure would it be for me to leave my computer running for a few minutes while I go away to the washroom at work?  Is this a stupid question you think?
Answer:  Edna, no question is a stupid question but I do believe that if you leave your computer running for even a few seconds while you tend to something else, you are asking for trouble.  I say that the best thing for you to do is to shut down your computer if you are going to leave it unattended for even the slightest length of time and especially at the office.  So many things can go wrong and you could be inviting unauthorized persons to take advantage of your absence.  Please read my reference below.
5 tips to improve physical access security
By Chad Perrin
Leaving your computer running with everything still active and receptive to user input while you're away is the quickest and easiest way to give unauthorized people access to a lot of stuff on your computer. Full disk encryption doesn't ...
IT Security Help -
http://www.it-security-help-now.com/ 
 
Question from Ian Chapelle:  Can more relaxed immigration rules help us to cope with baby boomers retiring?
Answer:  Ian, I do believe so and my reference below supports my view.  I believe that immigration reform can help America to deal more effectively with the boomer retirement.
A Fresh Look at Immigration for an Aging Society
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Old Promises and New Blood: How Immigration Reform Can Help America Prosper in the Face of Baby Boomer Retirement highlights the essential role that ...
Read more at:
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/82855
 
Question from Russ Beamer:  Do you have any tips to share on email security?
Answer:  Russ, sure!  Here you go.  The following reference gives a great overview and some very important tips on email security.
Computer Tips [ 25 Worst E-mail Mistakes + Keep Your E-mail ...
By ris(ris)
If you don't do this, your username may remain on the screen and it will really put you on target for some security risks. 4.) Forgot to Clear It - Here's another important tip if you're using another computer outside of your home. ...
All Viagra -
http://bestviagra2u.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Ron Dewar:  Do you think that seniors and baby boomers are the hardest hit during these hard economic times?
Answer:  Ron, according to my reference below, they are.  I do share this view and I invite you to read the reference below.
Baby Boomers, Seniors Hardest Hit By New Economic Woes
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
The principal mission of the Society - and its 5000+ members - is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, ...
Read more at:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130705.php
 
I am out of time for this week but before I leave you, here is my tip.
Be ware of those cyber pirates during the holiday season.  Holidays or no holidays, they do not care and will be looking for any and every opportunity that they can get in order to make your lives miserable.  Keep your purses and wallets close, keep an eye on your credit cards and important personal and banking documents, and never give out your banking details to unknown persons.
 
At the business desk, I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you all great things for Christmas and the new year to come.  See you in January.

Hard times hardest on elderly poor

Good day!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk. 
Today I would like to start my blog by extending hearty congratulations to my colleague Donna J. Jodhan on the receipt of her recent award!  For surely she is definitely an unsung hero and I say good going Donna!  Your United Nations Unsung Heroes award is well deserved.  Read more about Donna at http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm
 
Today I would like to center our focus on how the economy is affecting the elderly poor.  This is one group that is suffering the most and especially at this time of the year, we need to remember this.
To read more, please see our news roundup below.  As this is my final blog for 2008, may I take this chance to wish all of our readers a joyous Christmas and great things for 2009.
See you in January.
At the business desk, I'm Jeff N Marquis wishing you a great day.
 
 
News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
Breaking news!                  Hard times hardest on elderly poor
 
        Mark Miller, Tribune Media Services
        Casa Grande Valley Newspapers - Casa Grande,AZ,USA
        President-elect Obama will lead a country that is aging rapidly as the huge baby boomer generation heads toward retirement. By the year 2030, there will be ...
Read more at:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20194556&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=222087&rfi=6
 
        After-school hunting
        ASU Web Devil - Tempe,AZ,USA
        Baby boomers are clearing out their offices for a generation of new job seekers. Kitty McGrath, Executive Director of Career Services at ASU, ...
Read more at:
http://www.asuwebdevil.com/node/2946
 
        LifeBridge Golf Challenge benefits cancer patients
        Baltimore Community Times - Westminster,MD,USA
        ... care services. Another winner for Baltimore County Department of Aging! Its annual expo showcased everything imaginable for baby boomers and seniors! ...
Read more at:
http://www.communitytimes.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=81&twindow=Default&mad=No&sdetail=6674&wpage=&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1049&hn=communitytimes&he=.com
 
        Assisted living facilities | Retirement Communities | Clear senior ...
        PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna,Bulgaria
        For today's baby boomers and seniors, retirement living communities offer a broad range of intellectual, physical, and social activities. ...
Read more at:
http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=144306&Itemid=29
 
        Hard times hardest on elderly poor
        San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA
        San Antonio has made "a huge investment in seniors, unlike other cities," avows Laura Cisneros, social services manager for the city of San Antonio ...
Read more at:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/34944084.html
 
        A Labor Shift Will Happen in the Future
        By Jzimbardi
        For its part, Social Security is already set to raise its previous retirement age for full benefits from age 65 until a graduated age 67, depending on someone's date of birth. Further, not all of our Baby Boomers or Active Seniors want ...
        Allgen's Financial News & Education... -
http://www.allgenfinancial.com/financialnews/ 
 
        Labour Notes: End of Auto Industry?
        By badmatthew(badmatthew)
        Besides their 3 percent annual raises to compensate for productivity improvements, auto workers also received cost-of-living increases, and, as the decades rolled on, tuition and legal services were added as well. ...
        The Point Is -
http://badmatthew.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Providing The 78 Million Baby Boomers A Better Way To Care For ...
        By mallorygjzmfnpq(mallorygjzmfnpq)
        A growing concern is the awareness of high quality, non-medical home care services. Although there are many agencies offering Medicare paid home health care services, non-medical homecare focuses on helping seniors with non-medical ...
        Larraine -
http://magdalenqbxpsqb.blogspot.com/ 
 
        A Fresh Look at Immigration for an Aging Society
        American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
        Old Promises and New Blood: How Immigration Reform Can Help America Prosper in the Face of Baby Boomer Retirement highlights the essential role that ...
Read more at:
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/82855
 
        Baby Boomers, Seniors Hardest Hit By New Economic Woes
        Medical News Today (press release) - UK
        The principal mission of the Society - and its 5000+ members - is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, ...
Read more at:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/130705.php
 
        Emerging social problems
        By thinkingshift
        With Baby Boomers set to shuffle off into retirement, 13% of the world's population in 2030 will be Boomers and putting a pretty heavy strain on health systems. So the Japan Government's plans to cut 220 billion yen ($US2.3 billion) ...
        ThinkingShift -
http://thinkingshift.wordpress.com/ 
 
        VIDEO: Pennsylvania Sees Growing Senior Work Force
        With baby-boomers reaching retirement age, the work force is quickly filling up with seniors who are not quite ready to stop working.
        WGAL.com - Local News -
http://www.wgal.com/news/?rss=lan&psp=news 
 
        When the 'Silver Tsunami' Fails to Hit
        By admin
        Why? boomers (BusinessWeek, First, you have to subtract about 5/15/08)—some 78 million 15percent for people who did not strong—as an enormous opportunity participate in the workforce. for the financial-services There are also more ...
        The Johhny Come Latelies -
http://jclband.com/ 

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Job Losses Mount as Recession Deepens

Hello there!  We the business team would like to share an extremely important and relevant article with you this week.  One that will provide you with some vital information to help you keep abreast of today's happenings.  We have chosen this article because of its authenticity and our sources are extremely reliable.
We thank the research team at www.sterlingcreations.ca for passing this onto us.
We also salute the president of www.sterlingcreations.ca Donna J. Jodhan, on receiving her recent unsung heros award from the United Nations.  We are very proud to have Donna as part of our business team.  To learn more about Donna's award please visit http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/intl_day_disabilities.htm
As this will be our final blog for the year, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for the holiday season and for 2009.
Stay safe, stay well, and see you in January.
Your business team.
 
 
    Job Losses Mount as Recession Deepens
 

Regardless of how much credit Paulson and Bernanke waste on bailouts, this economy simply is not going to recover with the unemployment picture looking as bleak as it does. Let's start off with a look at initial claims.
 
Initial Claims
 
Once again, Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims are up although the 4 week moving average is down slightly.
 
In the week ending Oct. 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 478,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 463,000. It is estimated that the effects of Hurricane Ike in Texas added approximately 12,000 claims to the total. The 4-week moving average was 480,250, a decrease of 4,500 from the previous week's revised average of 484,750.
 
The effects of Ike will be diminishing over time; they should be already, but don't expect those initial claims to start dropping any time soon. Here are a few recent headlines.
 
Xerox to Cut 5 Percent of Staff
 
In response to businesses slowing equipment purchases, Xerox will Cut 5 Percent of Staff.
 
Xerox Corp. plans to cut 3,000 jobs, or 5 percent of its work force, because a slowdown in orders from large U.S. companies has dragged down the printer and copier maker's profit margins. "We're assuming more of the same ... deterioration in the economic markets," Anne Mulcahy, Xerox's chief executive, said on a conference call with analysts. "That's why we're being so aggressive in terms of the cost reductions, so we can be assured of delivering the earnings growth that we expect in 2009."
 
GM Suspends Employer Match, Cuts Jobs
 
With consumer spending dropping like a rock and inventory piling up at dealers, this headline should not be a surprise: Job cuts, carmakers' woes deepen recession fears.
 
Bleak outlooks from world carmakers and a barrage of job cuts by major U.S. companies including Chrysler and Xerox deepened fears of an extended global recession and kept market nerves on edge on Thursday.
 
A dive in car shipments to the United States and slowing demand from emerging economies hurt Japanese exports. Sony Corp slashed its operating profit forecast, citing reduced demand for flat TVs and digital cameras.
 
U.S. carmaker General Motors said it was temporarily suspending the company match for its retirement savings program to preserve cash. It also said it planned involuntary cuts in its salaried and contract workforce starting this year.
 

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Chrysler to Cut 1,825 Jobs
 
Bloomberg is reporting Chrysler to Cut 1,825 Jobs on Early Plant Closure, Output Trim.
 
Chrysler LLC, now in merger talks with General Motors Corp., will cut 1,825 jobs as it shuts a Delaware factory a year early and pares output at an Ohio plant because of slumping sport-utility vehicle sales.
 
The Delaware-made SUVs "are simply not selling," said Aaron Bragman, a product analyst at Global Insight Inc. in Troy, Michigan. "It reached a certain point where it simply doesn't make sense to keep the plant open."
 
Stuart Schorr, a Chrysler spokesman, declined to comment on whether the Durango and Aspen would be canceled, whether the Delaware production would be shifted elsewhere, or how output at the Ohio factory might be affected. There is a 180-day supply of Durangos and a 106-day supply of Aspens, Schorr said. Analysts consider a 60-day inventory to be the industry standard.
 
The point at which it made sense to close the plant came long ago. Instead, Chrysler kept making SUVs that no one wanted and now they are piling up on dealer lots where they will not be sold for a profit. Both dealers and the Chrysler home office were hurt by this.
 
Goldman Sachs to cut about 10% of staff
 
In response to the credit crisis Goldman Sachs will cut about 10% of staff.
 
Goldman Sachs Group is planning to reduce staff by about 10% because the financial crisis has dulled activity in several of the investment bank's markets, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.
 
The cuts will bring the number of Goldman (GS) employees down to roughly 29,340 from a peak of about 32,600 earlier this year. The reductions will be across product lines and geographies and will leave staffing at 2006 and 2007 levels, the person said on condition of anonymity.
 
"There are significantly lower levels of business activity," said Michael Williams, dean of the Graduate School of Business at Touro College in New York City. "This is the primary drive behind the layoffs. These are not the last job cuts you will see," he added in a statement that was emailed to MarketWatch.
 

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Massive Mutual Fund, Hedge Fund Job Cutbacks
 
Cutbacks are mounting in all segments of the financial services market including banks, brokerages, hedge funds, and now mutual funds. Today Janus and AllianceBernstein Announced Jobs Cuts.
 
Janus Capital Group Inc. and AllianceBernstein Holding LP are firing workers to cut costs as the global bear market erases investor assets and profits across the mutual-fund industry.
 
Janus will eliminate about 115 jobs, or 9 percent of the workforce, in a plan to save $45 million a year, the Denver- based company said today in a statement. AllianceBernstein, the New York-based fund affiliate of French insurer Axa SA, said yesterday it will fire an undetermined number of workers.
 
The layoffs are the first of what will be the most severe round of job cuts in the fund industry, said Henry Higdon, managing partner of Higdon Partners LLC, a New York-based search firm specializing in financial services.
 
"A lot of other publicly owned money managers will be forced to follow suit because of market depreciation and withdrawals,'' Higdon said in an interview. "It's going to get a lot worse.''
 
The fund industry is hunkering down as more than 130,000 jobs already have been eliminated by banks, brokers and other financial firms since mid-2007, the result of losses in subprime mortgages that ballooned into the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.
 
Hedge-Fund Cutbacks
 
Hedge funds have already cut 3,000 to 5,000 jobs and may eliminate 10,000 by year's end as they cope with their biggest losses in two decades, according to estimates by executive search firm Options Group. The industry employs about 150,000 worldwide.
 
Asset-management job cuts will surpass layoffs during 2001 and 2002, the last bear market, Higdon said.
 
Jobs Are Not Coming Back
 
Every one of the above headlines is from today. I did not have to look too far to find them. Day in and day out someone is announcing job cuts. It's depressing.
 
And unlike 2001-2003, the bulk of those financial and auto sector job cuts are never coming back. Lehman and Bear Stearns are both out of business, and now that brokers are under direct Fed regulation, leverage will be reduced to 10-1 from a current 30-1 or even 50-1. The Auto sector is about to undergo more consolidation, and those jobs too will be gone forever when it happens.
 
I expect the reported unemployment numbers to rise to 7.5% to 8% in 2009 and keep rising into 2010. If so, expect credit card losses, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and corporate bond yields to rise. Expect retail sales, corporate profits, and government bond yields to drop.
 
In regards to government bond yields: Yes, I know all about the massive amount of printing taking place. People send me a chart of it every day. Here it is.
 
Monetary Base
 
 
 
Eventually, that will matter.
 
Yet as massive as that looks, the destruction in credit in housing, credit card defaults, commercial real estate, and all sorts of other malinvestments still exceeds that monetary printing. Banks are reluctant to lend, and rightfully so. Consumers are becoming increasing frugal.
 
The so-called monetary stimulus of the Fed and Treasury is not having its intended effect. In fact, the stimulus is extremely counterproductive.
 
Counterproductive Measures
 
I spoke on why these measures were counterproductive in:
 
Fed Attempting To Prevent "Great Depression II"
Keynesian Claptrap From PIMCO
Something For Nothing vs. Paradox of Deleveraging.
Bernanke has to be pulling what little hair he has left right out of his head, as his stimulus programs die on the vine. And if you are shorting treasuries, especially the long bond, you might be pulling your hair out too.
 
In my opinion, it is still too early for all but the nimble (taking quick profits) to be shorting treasuries. You may not like it and you may think treasuries are a huge bubble, but secular lows in treasury yields are still on the horizon. The economic horizon is simply that bleak.
 

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http://www.onestopbookcafe.com (under the café talk link) 
http://www.untappedwealth.com/businessdesk.html (important answers to consumers concerns)
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html (monthly editorial)
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html (blogs for language professionals and special needs business consultants)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Bangladesh and Industrial Sector

Greetings everyone!  I'm Jayna Sheffield at the business desk.
Today I am going to try and spark your weekend by giving you a bright spot to investigate.  In the midst of all the doom and gloom, we need a bit of a pick-me-up, and here it is!  To learn more, please read our news roundup below.
At the business desk, I'm Jayna Sheffield wishing you a great weekend.
 
 
Amazon picks of the week
   The World Economy: Open-Economy Macroeconomics and Finance (with Economic Applications Printed Access Card)
By Beth V. Yarbrough
For those of you seeking some inspiration to help you cope with the present downturn, this book is it.  The author has a very important message for you.
 
  How to Invest in Self-Storage
By Scott Duffy
This author has outlined a perfect business opportunity for his readers to investigate.  It is sound, logical, and potentially very lucrative.
 
 
Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia
Breaking nnews!  Bangladesh and Industrial Sector       
 
        How To Select An Online Forex Trading Broker System?
        (0); Biznar for Business Research (0); It's Natural and OK to Want More (0); Flexibility of Small Business Opportunities (0); Stocks drop as data feeds recession fears (0); Currency Magazine Launched (0); Commonwealth Bank In Talks To ...
        Business News -
http://business.cq1.org/ 
 
        BTwatch, issue 2008.09 snapshot
        By AB
        It looks today that our global corporate business is still doing well; I think the recession is particularly today focused on Western consumers. " – Livingston. He added that the financial situation has also brought opportunities in the ...
        Market Mettle -
http://marketmettle.com/ 
 
        Reader Mail #69
        By FSK(FSK)
        Small business owners subsidize their larger competitors via taxes.) You only see people starting "hit home run" businesses, because "small steady income" businesses are not as profitable, due to State restrictions of the market. ...
        FSK's Guide to Reality -
http://fskrealityguide.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Bangladesh and Industrial Sector
        By K M Mahmud Hasan
        The ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh is not the outgrowth of traditional economic activities but emerged from economic opportunities perceived by the private sector in the late 1970s. Frustrated by quotas imposed by importing ...
        Ontore Bangladesh - http://ontorebd.com/ 
 
              San Diego Union Tribune
        Qualcomm chip shows versatility
        San Diego Union Tribune - United States
        Zeebo will use a business model similar to Amazon's Kindle e-book reader, which includes a built-in high-speed wireless connection without a subscription, ...
Read more at:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2008/nov/18/1b18qcom61011-qualcomm-chip-shows-versatility/?zIndex=13781
 
              Business Wire (press release)
        SMBs in Singapore to Spend US$157M on Printing Needs
        Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
        AMI's 2007-2008 Singapore Small Business Market Overview and Comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment and 2007-2008 Singapore Medium Business Market ...
Read more at:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20081124005109&newsLang=en
 
        OpenTV Corporation Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript
        Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
        I'd like to briefly reduce a few business metrics that evidence strength of our market position and our geographic diversity. In the third quarter, ...
Read more at:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/107625-opentv-corporation-q3-2008-earnings-call-transcript
 
        John Hussman Buys WalMart Stores Inc., Panera Bread Company ...
        GuruFocus.com - Plano,TX,USA
        Netgear Inc designs technologically advanced branded networking products that address the specific needs of small business and home users. ...
Read more at:
http://www.gurufocus.com/news.php?id=39082
 
        BlogMS Weekly Articles Published – 17th November 2008 to 23rd ...
        By Daniel Good
        Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Puts Business Productivity Centre Stage - 19-Nov-2008 Microsoft Provides Update on Growth Opportunities and Innovation Outlook at Annual Shareholder Meeting - 19-Nov-2008 Microsoft Announces New Zune Pass ...
        TechNet Blogs -
http://blogs.technet.com/default.aspx 
 
        Small Business Newsletter
        By boyas fc(boyas fc)
        WELLS FARGO, UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONOR DISTINGUISHED LATINO BUSINESS OWNERS. AT&T to Provide $250000 to Help Improve and Strengthen Opportunities for Diverse, Small Business Owners in California ...
        Boyas F.C -
http://boyasfc.blogspot.com/ 
 
        [a business opportunity] Digest Number 44144
        By thedeb(thedeb)
        I Have Researched Thousands Of Business Opportunities And None Of Them Give You The Ability To Earn The Kind Of Income, That This Business Opportunity Does! This Is A Great Opportunity To Earn A Substantial Income, For Free! ...
        You Got an iDea ? -- more TESTING ... -
http://yougotanidea.blogspot.com/ 
 
        To Understand the Crisis
        By admin
        (1) Displacement: Some change in economic circumstances creates new and profitable opportunities. (2) Euphoria, or overtrading: A feedback process sets in whereby expectation of rising profits leads to rapid growth in asset prices. ...
        Ivan Komarov -
http://manjerok.ru/blog/ 
 
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        By bestgifts(bestgifts)
        There are so many home business opportunities (some real, some not) that it takes real personal discipline to avoid the scattergun approach...you know, throw enough against the wall and something is bound to stick. In the early going, ...
        Gift Box Templates -
http://gift-box-templates.blogspot.com/ 
 
 
 

 

Thursday, December 04, 2008

safety online

Hello there!  I'm Matt Chadwick at the business desk.
The holiday season is here and with it comes the concern over online safety.  With more and more shoppers going online to do their shopping and more and more companies offering online services, we need to pay extra attention to our online safety.  To learn more, please read our news roundup below.
At the business desk, I'm Matt Chadwick wishing you a joyful day.
 
 
Security tips for home computer users
Breaking news!          safety online
 
        Insider Threat Driving Many Data Loss Events
        eWeek - New York, NY
        As with previously-reported findings of the Cisco research, the new results point to disconnect between perceptions of acceptable computer use among workers ...
Read more at:
http://securitywatch.eweek.com/privacy/insider_threat_driving_many_data_loss_events.html
 
        Linux for Home Users
        By admin
        Tips for Home Users:. If you want to get comfortable with Linux, you don't have to let go of windows. Get Linux installed on a separate partition and you can switch between Windows and Linux. For new users who don't have any computer ...
        Paraphrenitis Blog -
http://paraphrenitis.com/ 
 
        SemanticBot Daily Summary
        By SemanticBot(SemanticBot)
        #SemanticBlogs : IA TV: Making the Semantic Web Accessible to the Casual User tinyurl.com/6o8whk. #SemanticBlogs : Rare Treatment Is Reported to Cure AIDS Patient | Semantic Web Reviews tinyurl.com/5zc4r9 ...
        SemanticBot -
http://semanticbot1.blogspot.com/ 
 
        Q&A: Stay safe online
        By Captkidd(Captkidd)
        COMPUTER SECURITY TIPS. Make sure you have good anti-virus software which regularly scans for spyware. Make sure you use a firewall, spam filter and security software that keeps an eye on you while you browse the web ...
        Dude, Where's My Site? -
http://dudecaptkidd.blogspot.com/ 
 
        How to use Audio and Video on PowerPoint presentations? Posted By ...
        By admin
        It is essential that you make sure that your computer is always protected by investing in a good anti virus program. Dave Michaels writes on home and computer subjects. For more anti virus tips visit <a ...
        Top Software -
http://www.top-soft.net/ 
 
        Safety online
        By admin
        My bank has sent me an e-mail, asking me to update security details - what should I do. Ignore it and delete it. COMPUTER SECURITY TIPS. Make sure you have good anti-virus software which regularly scans for spyware; Make sure you use a ...
        123GoClick Technology -
http://technology.123goclick.com/ 
 
        DIY Home Security: 100 Essential Tips, Tools, and Resources
        By Site Administrator
        Computer and Network Security. Protect your online activity, stored history and important computer data with these tips and tools. Anti-Virus: Particularly if you're a Windows user, an anti-virus system is vital for keeping your data ...
        Masters in Criminal Justice -
http://www.mastersincriminaljustice.com/ 
 
        A few good reasons to switch to Ubuntu
        By omegamormegil
        No More Worrying About Viruses - Ubuntu users don't need to worry about viruses, as viruses are programs which exploit holes in Windows security. This means that you also don't need any Anti-Virus software, which saves you money and ...
        Omegamormegil's Weblog -
http://omegamormegil.wordpress.com/ 
 
        Wireless Security
        Increasingly, computer users interested in convenience and mobility are accessing the Internet wirelessly. Today, business travelers use wireless laptops to stay in touch with the home office; vacationers beam snapshots to friends while ...
        Roxboro Insider . Com Blog -
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Roxboro.Insider.Com.336-459-3570 
 
        Don't be a Victim: How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams
        By Administrator
        Simply having a computer and an e-mail account makes you potentially vulnerable to internet crime. Your best defense is knowledge and common sense: Know what type of schemes internet criminals are trying to pull off and remember that ...
        Rich Dad Education Blog -
http://www.richdadeducationblog.com/ 
 
        Kim Komando Show Daily News - Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
        By computerman(computerman)
        That's because they phone home to Apple when connected to a computer. Should Apple help recover stolen iPods? Hit the Message Board. National Geographic enters gaming biz National Geographic is developing video games. ...
        Kill That Computer!!! -
http://kill-that-computer.blogspot.com/ 
 
              Telegraph.co.uk
        Internet fraud: Lock up your Christmas shopping
        Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
        Before you shop online , it's vital to protect your computer
from hackers, viruses and malicious software. Run a software update ,
and download any ...
Read more at:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/3489152/Internet-fraud-Lock-up-your-Christmas-shopping.html
 
        New to the Pine Belt? Here's how to get started
        Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg,MS,USA
        At the bureau office you will fill out an application and take a =
computer exam with 30 multiple-choice questions. You also will be given =
a vision test. ...
Read more at:
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20081119/NEWS07/807180376
 
              Boy Genius Report=20
        Verizon BlackBerry Storm review
        Boy Genius Report - NY,USA
        This is going to be a hate or love it experience again, and we =
really aren't feeling it since we're power users. We would have =
loved a straight capacitive ...
Read more at:
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/11/20/verizon-blackberry-storm-review/
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Depression Influenced by Industry

Good morning!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk.
There is no doubt in the minds of many that a bad economy affects our mental health adversely and it is something that we need to take more seriously.  Industry plays a huge role in our mental health and if you would like to learn more then please read our news roundup below.  The best defense is knowledge.
At the business desk, I'm Kerry J Harrison wishing you a great day.
 

News on stress, anxiety, and depression
Breaking news!  Depression Influenced by Industry       
       
        Treating Minority Patients With Depression and Anxiety: What Does ...
        Focus (subscription) - USA
        J Trauma Stress 2004; 17(5):429–33.[Medline] Miranda J, Azocar F, Organista KC, Dwyer E, Areane P. Treatment of depression among impoverished primary care ...
Read more at:
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/6/4/517
 
        Update on the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals ...
        Focus (subscription) - USA
        Correspondence: Address correspondence to Mark H. Pollack, MD, The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital ...
Read more at:
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/6/4/431
 
        Ask the Expert: Treatments for Panic Disorder
        Focus (subscription) - USA
        First, patients may experience withdrawal effects when the medication wears off, which will be hard to distinguish from endogenous symptoms of anxiety. ...
Read more at:
http://focus.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/6/4/445
 
        Promoting Ways to Cope with Stress
        The event featured yoga demonstrations, free massages, anxiety and depression screenings, and tips for healthy living and drew hundreds from the Montclair State University community. View the segment from NJN News.
        MSU News - University News -
http://www.montclair.edu/news/index.php 
 
        More on Depression/Anxiety
        By Family news(Family news)
        I do have anxiety mainly and that's what leads to my depression and a bit of OCD. The reasons for my anxiety are what have been hardest for me to grasp and deal with. I remember when I finally talked to a doctor about it. ...
        Our Family -
http://breefamnews.blogspot.com/ 
 
        School Combats Teen Anxiety and Depression
        Teenagers face pressure every day: pressure to fit in, to make good grades and maybe even go to college.
        WVIR - Local News -
http://www.nbc29.com/global/category.asp?c=85534 
 
        Heather Locklear Charged With DUI
        By admin
        The former 'Melrose Place' actress was recently treated for anxiety and depression. Celebrity Troublemakers. 'Biggest Loser' trainer, Anthony Badalamenti, has been arrested on charges of beating his girlfriend's 6-year-old son with ...
        Hot News EveryDay!! -
http://www.icefirecn.com/ 
 
        Aetna Sees Sixty Percent Increase in Member Calls to Employee ...
        Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung) - Germany
        ?Historically, research has shown that during periods of economic difficulty there is an increase in depression, anxiety, marital issues and an increased ...
Read more at:
http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/aetna-sees-sixty-percent-increase-in-member-calls-to--/de/Unternehmensnachrichten/19875286
 
        Depression Influenced by Industry
        Human Resource Executive Online - Horsham,PA,USA
        Primary emotions linked with stress are anger, anxiety and depression," he says, "so I do expect a spike in cases coming as a result of the current economy. ...
Read more at:
http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=148167354
 
        Study Finds Reflexology 93% Effective
        PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
        Evidence-Based Reflexology details effects including: decrease in anxiety and depression; alleviation of fatigue; relief from tension; feelings of comfort ...
Read more at:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1631614.htm
 
        $urviving the Economy: Managing Stress
        KARE - Minneapolis,MN,USA
        "When you take somebody who's already struggling with depression or anxiety and you add these economic stressors on them, it does tend to make them far more ...
Read more at:
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=528664&catid=2
 
        Hospital provides tips for understanding Post-Traumatic Stress ...
        Katy Times - Katy,TX,USA
        In addition to talk therapy, doctors may prescribe medications for depression and anxiety, both of which are common in people who have PTSD. ...
Read more at:
http://www.katytimes.com/articles/2008/11/18/health/doc492342f69f033700769686.txt
 
        Acai Berry for Depression - Alternative to Antidepressants
        By Your Friend
        I believe we can all use a lift. Why not do some research on your own and try some of these alternatives before swallowing antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications with already know side effects? Enjoy life! Your Friend.
        Side Effects of Antidepressants,... -
http://psychdrugs.wordpress.com/ 
 
        Stress disorder a challenge for returning soldiers
        PennLive.com - Harrisburg,PA,USA
        Post-traumatic stress disorder is defined as: "An anxiety disorder triggered by an extreme traumatic stressor involving direct personal experience of an ...
Read more at:
http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2008/11/stress_disorder_new_challenge.html
 
        How to deal with workplace stress
        Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
        Crvenkovic says fears about job loss can trigger disturbed sleep and depression. Other common symptoms of anxiety are a racing heart and accelerated ...
Read more at:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/executive-style/management/how-to-deal-with-workplace-stress/2008/11/20/1226770603031.html
 
        Grace: Beautifully told, painful quest for mental peace
        West Central Tribune - Willmar,MN,USA
        But the fast-pace, high-stress environment of journalism only continued to feed the demons of depression and anxiety that wrestled within him. ...
Read more at:
http://www.wctrib.com/articles/index.cfm?id=44082&section=News
 
        Exercise to combat depression and anxiety.?
        By elavblog
        I am currently having a bout of depression that is including both anxiety and depressed mood. I am on Elavil (50mg) and Wellbutrin XL (300mg). My question is, how many of you have used exercise as a means to combat your depression and ...
        Elavil news -
http://elavblog.wordpress.com/ 
 
        Generalized Anxiety Disorder With Comorbid Depression
        Medscape:
        News on dovp AND Neurocrine AND... - http://www.bioportfolio.com/ 
        Possible vaccine hope in virus link to Multiple Sclerosis
        In people with multiple sclerosis, the body's immune system attacks the nervous system, causing bladder and bowel dysfunction, memory loss, tremors, vision problems, hearing loss, anxiety, depression, dizziness and difficulty in walking ...
        MSRC Latest MS News -
http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?fid4ct=3058 
 
        MSNBC Make Abuse a Joke
        By graceofwynn
        "Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers. They are also more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and ...
        In the Shadow of Your Wings:... - http://shadowwings.wordpress.com/ 
        Wake Forest Church Helps People Deal With Death Of A Loved One
        Reduce stress and anxiety -- Remember and honor their loved one -- Minimize loneliness -- Establish new traditions -- Help children adjust to new family dynamics -- Help others in need -- Focus on the true meaning of the holidays ...
        Wake County News - MyNC.com -
http://wake.mync.com/site/page/rss 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Important answers to consumers concerns

Top of the day to you out there!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk.
Well, we are now officially into the holiday season and time for me to open up our bulging e-bag.
 

Important answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Mark Whitton:  Donna, In the midst of all of this bad news, are you able to point out a maybe market that we can be looking at as lucrative?
Answer:  Mark, believe it or not, yes.  I recently read this article and I am going to pass it along to you.  It is very interesting.  Hope it helps.  I can assure you that this market is real, growing, and consumers and demand are all very tangent.
Older adults are a growing market
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
This burgeoning market includes not only baby boomers — the some 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — but also their parents and those as young ...
Read more at:
http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/895757.html
 
Question from Alex Ormido:  Do you think that seniors and retirees can find ways to augment their stagnant incomes during these hard times?
Answer:  Alex, I think that we are all seeking ways to augment our incomes during these hard times but for seniors and retirees the concern may be more definitive.  In times like these, seniors and retirees seem to suffer the most.  The article below gives a very realistic picture of the situation but this article has some very interesting ideas for seniors and retirees to consider.  
Four Innovative Ways for Senior Citizens and Retirees to Generate ...
MarketWatch - USA
Golden Gateway Financial, located in Oakland, California, is a comprehensive resource for senior citizens, baby boomers and soon-to-be retirees to assess ...
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Four-Innovative-Ways-Senior-Citizens/story.aspx?guid=%7BF8E23F9E-CE65-4951-9129-15511BA26731%7D
 
Question from Bruce Berringer:  Donna, what do you think lies ahead for careers for interpreters?
Answer:  Bruce, I invite you to read my reference below.  According to the article, seems as if the demand for the services of interpreters is growing in hospitals and courts.  Hope it helps.
Demand growing for interpreters in courts, hospitals
Charlottesville Daily Progress - Charlottesville,VA,USA
The limited English speakers are provided this service for free. The number of people who speak Spanish in Virginia doubled between the 1990 and 2000 US ...
Read more at:
http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/demand_growing_for_interpreters_in_courts_hospitals/31452/
 
Question from Tony Berger:  So, what about the problem of sloppy habits of computer use in the workplace?  Real or not?
Answer:  Tony, If the reference below is true, sloppy habits to use your words are growing in the workplace and is becoming a concern.  Please read my reference below.
Insider Threat Driving Many Data Loss Events
eWeek - New York, NY
As with previously-reported findings of the Cisco research, the new results point to disconnect between perceptions of acceptable computer use among workers ...
Read more at:
http://securitywatch.eweek.com/privacy/insider_threat_driving_many_data_loss_events.html
 
Question from Pierre Micheau: Would or could we see more seniors wanting to work in order to make ends meet during these rocky times?  
Answer:  Pierre, definitely so and my reference below supports this.  Please give a read to my reference.
Seniors returning to the work force
abc13.com - Houston,TX,USA
According to AARP, 69% of Americans ages 45 to 74 are now working or plan to return to work after retirement. And many baby boomers believe they will work ...
Read more at:
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/business&id=6510779
 
Question from Jamie Cadies:  With all of those annoying emails floating around asking us to update our banking details, how can we deal with it?
Answer:  Jamie, simply put!  Just ignore them!  Do not even think of following their requests!  They are false and only meant to cause harm.  Please read my reference below.  For the most part, they are being sent by hackers.  No respectable or reputable bank would ever send you an email asking you to update your banking details in this manner.
safety online
        By admin
My bank has sent me an e-mail, asking me to update security details - what should I do. Ignore it and delete it. COMPUTER SECURITY TIPS. Make sure you have good anti-virus software which regularly scans for spyware; Make sure you use a ...
123GoClick Technology -
http://technology.123goclick.com/ 
 
Question from Franca Goozman:  What are baby boomers going to do?  Keep on working, or simply retire and leave the stress behind?
Answer:  Franca, there are many reasons for baby boomers to keep on working but on the other hand, if they feel that they can ride out the economic storm, they may very well decide to just retire and go off to enjoy their golden years.  I suspect that the majority of baby boomers may be opting for working longer.  Please read my reference below. 
Special Report: Forgetting Retirement
WILX-TV - Lansing,MI,USA
A time that's seeing baby boomers inch closer toward retirement age. And with Americans living longer, healthier lifestyles, why stop working? ...
Read more at:
http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/34602539.html
 
Question from Erica Levy:  Donna, do you think that more parents and kids would start living as one household now?
Answer:  Erica, there are a number of factors which may start to drive parents to live with their adult kids.  Factors such as health issues, economic reasons, and so on.  Please check out my reference below.
Economics, health issues spur older adults to live with their ...
San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA
The trend of parents moving in with their kids only stands to grow, given that a baby boomer nowadays turns 60 every 7.7 seconds. ...
Read more at:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/34620879.html
 
Question from Nicole Byron:  Who do you think is suffering the most economically these days?  Eastern or Western consumers?
Answer:  Nicole, a very good question indeed and I am going to leave it up to the reference below to give you the picture.  I hope it helps.
BTwatch, issue 2008.09 snapshot
By AB
It looks today that our global corporate business is still doing well; I think the recession is particularly today focused on Western consumers. " – Livingston. He added that the financial situation has also brought opportunities in the ...
Market Mettle -
http://marketmettle.com/ 
 
Question from Steven Kemper:  Am I imagining that there is a huge difference between being able to read and write English?
Answer:  Steven, believe it or not, this seems to be the case.  I was quite surprised when I read the article listed below.  Please check it out.
Professional Translation Agencies For All Your Business Needs
By KristiAmbrose
I know this sounds funny, but I have run into it a lot; your doing business with a person, they can 100% write in English, but when it comes to reading the English language its like it becomes a whole other language. ...
Full text business articles -... -
http://www.content4reprint.com/business/ 
 
Question from Laura Waldo:  How profitable can small businesses really be?  Good times or bad times?
Answer:  Laura, a very general question and I am going to refer you to a reference below that came across my desk recently.  I hope it helps.
Reader Mail #69
By FSK(FSK)
Small business owners subsidize their larger competitors via taxes.) You only see people starting "hit home run" businesses, because "small steady income" businesses are not as profitable, due to State restrictions of the market. ...
FSK's Guide to Reality -
http://fskrealityguide.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Freddy Mak:  How can I save myself from becoming an online victim?
Answer:  Freddy, I am going to refer you to a reference that has some very logical and realistic strategies to offer.  I hope it helps.  Knowledge and common sense are your weapons of defense.
Don't be a Victim: How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams
By Administrator
Simply having a computer and an e-mail account makes you potentially vulnerable to internet crime. Your best defense is knowledge and common sense: Know what type of schemes internet criminals are trying to pull off and remember that ...
Rich Dad Education Blog -
http://www.richdadeducationblog.com/ 
 
Question from Ryan Lushmont:  Donna, I am looking for some safety tips on wireless security.  Got any for me?
Answer:  Ryan, sure.  Here you go.  please read on.
Wireless Security
Increasingly, computer users interested in convenience and mobility are accessing the Internet wirelessly. Today, business travelers use wireless laptops to stay in touch with the home office; vacationers beam snapshots to friends while ...
Roxboro Insider . Com Blog -
http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Roxboro.Insider.Com.336-459-3570 
 
Question from Kaye Lions:  What types of things can lead to heightened stress during hard times?
Answer:  Kaye, I have a perfect article for you to read.  Take a look at this one.
Aetna Sees Sixty Percent Increase in Member Calls to Employee ...
Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung) - Germany
?Historically, research has shown that during periods of economic difficulty there is an increase in depression, anxiety, marital issues and an increased ...
Read more at:
http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/aetna-sees-sixty-percent-increase-in-member-calls-to--/de/Unternehmensnachrichten/19875286
 
Question from Cayle Spiros:  Do you have any tips to share on home computer security?
Answer:  Cayle, this is a very general question but here you go.  Give this one a read.
DIY Home Security: 100 Essential Tips, Tools, and Resources
By Site Administrator
Computer and Network Security. Protect your online activity, stored history and important computer data with these tips and tools. Anti-Virus: Particularly if you're a Windows user, an anti-virus system is vital for keeping your data ...
Masters in Criminal Justice -
http://www.mastersincriminaljustice.com/ 
 
Question from Edwin Bouchard:  How much can we attribute the present economic crisis to the rise in stress and depression?
Answer:  Edwin, there is a direct relationship between the two.  Whenever an economic crisis occurs, you can be very sure that levels of stress, anger, and anxiety and depression also rise.  All of these indicators go hand in hand and travel in the same direction.  In good times, these factors go down.  I urge you to read my reference below.
Depression Influenced by Industry
Human Resource Executive Online - Horsham,PA,USA
Primary emotions linked with stress are anger, anxiety and depression," he says, "so I do expect a spike in cases coming as a result of the current economy. ...
Read more at:
http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=148167354
 
Question from Connie Cantwell:  Don't you think that in order to revive our economy we also have to manage our stress levels?
Answer:  Connie, yes!  Definitely so.  A healthy economy needs healthy minds to keep things going and I urge you to read my reference below.
$urviving the Economy: Managing Stress
KARE - Minneapolis,MN,USA
"When you take somebody who's already struggling with depression or anxiety and you add these economic stressors on them, it does tend to make them far more ...
Read more at:
http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=528664&catid=2
 
I am out of time for this week, but before I leave you, here is my tip.  With the holiday season now upon us, we would be wise to keep in mind that we should be careful when making out our Christmas lists.  Times are tough and we need to be sure not to over reach.  This holiday season could very well be one that comes with an overdose of stress.
 
I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a great day and week ahead.   

Monday, December 01, 2008

Four Innovative Ways for Senior Citizens and Retirees to Generate cash in a stormy economy

Good day!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk.
Today, I would like to kick off the new week by offering some very safe and logical tips for seniors to look at if they are interested in finding ways to increase their liquid incomes in a stormy economy.  These tips come from very reliable sources and if you would like to learn more then please read our news roundup below.
At the business desk, I'm Jeff N Marquis wishing you a pleasant day.
 
 
News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
Breaking news!  Four Innovative Ways for Senior Citizens and Retirees to Generate cash in a stormy economy
 
        Older adults are a growing market
        Kansas City Star - MO,USA
        This burgeoning market includes not only baby boomers — the some 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — but also their parents and those as young ...
Read more at:
http://www.kansascity.com/business/story/895757.html
 
        Four Innovative Ways for Senior Citizens and Retirees to Generate ...
        MarketWatch - USA
        Golden Gateway Financial, located in Oakland, California, is a comprehensive resource for senior citizens, baby boomers and soon-to-be retirees to assess ...
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Four-Innovative-Ways-Senior-Citizens/story.aspx?guid=%7BF8E23F9E-CE65-4951-9129-15511BA26731%7D
 
        VIVAPRIME.COM UNVEILS NEW SENIORS LIFESTYLE PORTAL
        MediaSyndicate (press release) - USA
        "Whether our visitors are searching for financial advice, retirement planning help, relationship advice or anti-aging and fitness information, ...
Read more at:
http://www.mediasyndicate.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=11158
 
        Seniors returning to the work force
        abc13.com - Houston,TX,USA
        According to AARP, 69% of Americans ages 45 to 74 are now working or plan to return to work after retirement. And many baby boomers believe they will work ...
Read more at:
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/business&id=6510779
 
        Comfortable living for golden years
        Indianapolis Star - United States
        "The older baby boomers are beginning to enter the market, and they want activities -- not bingo." Seniors increasingly are demanding options such as ...
Read more at:
http://www.indystar.com/article/20081117/BUSINESS/811170332/1015/LOCAL01
 
        Special Report: Forgetting Retirement
        WILX-TV - Lansing,MI,USA
        A time that's seeing baby boomers inch closer toward retirement age. And with Americans living longer, healthier lifestyles, why stop working? ...
Read more at:
http://www.wilx.com/news/headlines/34602539.html
 
        Economics, health issues spur older adults to live with their ...
        San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA
        The trend of parents moving in with their kids only stands to grow, given that a baby boomer nowadays turns 60 every 7.7 seconds. ...
Read more at:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/34620879.html
 
             Examiner.com
        Economy concerns drove Baby Boomer vote
        Examiner.com - USA
        by Paul Briand, Baby Boomer Examiner Now that the political wonks have had their chance to sift through the presidential election results, ...
Read more at:
http://www.examiner.com/x-654-Baby-Boomer-Examiner~y2008m11d21-Economy-concerns-drove-Baby-Boomer-vote
 
        Doro Launches New Mobile Phones Designed for Baby Boomers & Active ...
        MarketWatch - USA
        This is a very attractive offering for both baby boomers and seniors alike, a tailored rate plan is key for this demographic and the overall customer ...
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Doro-Launches-New-Mobile-Phones/story.aspx?guid=%7B45709792-E45A-44BC-A4A2-519A6D2870FC%7D
 
        The Baby Boomer Vote: Sandwiched Again
        U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
        "The baby boomers on the cusp of retirement dependents" worried about their pensions and 401(k)'s and Social Security even more than seniors," says Susan ...
Read more at:
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/retirement/2008/11/19/the-baby-boomer-vote-sandwiched-again.html
 
        Viewpoint: Torches passing, generations reconciling
        Baltimore Sun - United States
        Aging baby boomers are blamed if they stay at work, blocking access to the next rung up the ladder. Boomers are also blamed if they retire, devouring the ...
Read more at:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.viewpoint21nov21,0,4955826.story
 
              The Canadian Press
        'Mind spa' comes to retirement hotspots; This is your brain on ...
        The Canadian Press - SARASOTA, Fla.
        There's a lot of interest now in healthy aging," Rozelle says. "The baby boomers are getting older and they're not liking it. ...
Read more at:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hxRQjvldu_DUFMyq0lJMpxmP0WnA
 
        Georgia Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Announces ...
        MarketWatch - USA
        "Aging research, market analyses and government funding sources suggest baby boomers and future generations will reside in environments much different than ...
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Georgia-Association-Homes-Services-Aging/story.aspx?guid=%7B4316E6F7-C5C8-4BC9-AD93-DB4BC55E93B1%7D
 
        Living On Less:
        Hartford Courant - United States
        "If you tell baby boomers after 30 years they need to go find something to do, they'll have a really rough time," Podoshen says, "but to someone who is 30 ...
Read more at:
http://www.courant.com/features/custom/frugal/hc-recessionpsychology.artnov19,0,7899314.story
 
        Your Package Could Have Helped My Grandma
        By dallen
        With many baby boomers reaching retirement age in the coming years, preventive healthcare programs are beginning to draw significant attention. Are you gearing your company up to meet their healthcare packaging needs? ...
        Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News -
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