Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for hi-tech companies to have their devices manufactured overseas (primarily Asia) than to manufacture them domestically. Could these companies manufacture their products in the U.S. and still make a…

Editor’s Note: Robert Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times, recently guest-blogged for several weeks here at the Business Desk with answers to some of life’s economic ironies: why brides…

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Employers Slash 159,000 Jobs in September

Employers cut payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, the Labor Department reported Friday, raising new fears that the economy has lost its footing and is sliding into a recession.

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