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Personal Bankruptcy Filings Fall, but Hold the Applause

In this cloudy economy, we're all constantly hunting through the news and statistics for silver linings. Here's one that looks promising: In the first nine months of 2011, personal bankruptcy filings decreased 10% compared to a year earlier -- but experts say hold the applause.

No Job, No Stuff, No Rapture? How to Rebuild Financially

Many of those who genuinely believed Harold Camping's prediction that the Rapture would arrive Saturday are starting this week with no jobs and no belongings. DailyFinance can't address their spiritual anguish, but we can offer some advice on how they can regain their financial footing.

Blockbuster Should Liquidate Instead of Reorganize

Blockbuster should liquidate instead of reorganize under new ownership because the video-rental store chain lacks the necessary cash to continue operations after a proposed sale is completed, Home Media Magazine reported, citing a division of the U.S. Justice Department.