March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Commentary: The Destruction Of A Society

Editors Note: This article is part one of a series penned by Waterfall resident Josiah "Josey" Newman, who with financial aid from area residents was able to participate in a school construction project in Louisiana. More...

Pa. Lost 41,000 Jobs In February, Most Since 1996

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - February brought Pennsylvania its steepest job losses since the recession began, led by a big drop in manufacturers' payrolls, according to state figures released Thursday. More...

Study Shows Widespread Declines In Bird Populations

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Soup Is Good

Although she makes her own sauces, her cupboard stores a soup can or two

"Here," said Linda, handing me a well-worn recipe card. "This one never fails to please a crowd." Linda, my friend/mentor/boss, knew I was struggling to find the perfect menu for an upcoming family event. More...

A Household Balancing Act

Domestic roles shift when one spouse loses a job

As a two-income couple, DeAnna and Seth Starn had worked out what she calls a "somewhat balanced" arrangement for sharing child care and household duties. Then last November Mr. Starn was laid off from his job as a graphic designer. More...

Want To Keep Your Job? Be Happy

Study shows that a bright disposition helps workers navigate darker times

Does the recession with its rampant layoffs and cutbacks make your job look better all the time? Believe it or not, donning a pair of "recession goggles" can be good for your career and your mental health. More...

More Church Weddings?

Not only are engaged couples cutting back on wedding spending, some are also deciding that having the ceremony in a church adds meaning

When Eileen Weir of Boston gets married in November, she'll probably walk to the church to save the cost of a limo. More...

Brother Is Hiking Miles For Kyle

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) - Dennis Quinn isn't quite ready to talk a lot about his brother Kyle, but he is ready to walk a lot in his memory. More...

Mail Tax Forms Early And Beat The Rush

With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Postal Service is bracing itself for the annual onslaught of last-minute filers. More...

Rendell Details New Worker Furlough Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tens of thousands of state employees may have to take two unpaid furlough days per month under a cost-savings proposal that an adviser to Gov. Ed Rendell outlined to union officials Thursday. More...

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Five Reasons To Be Bullish About Financial Markets

During a long downturn in the financial markets, it's hard for some people to be cheerful about their prospects for investment success. And that's not surprising, because a daily diet of bad news can take its toll on investors' outlooks. More...