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The 40 Most Unusual Economic Indicators

Every day, data-gathering agencies publish reports about where the economy stands and where it's headed: GDP, manufacturing, unemployment and the like. But for a less conventional approach to economic forecasting, consider these

Pop Quiz: October's Nightmares on Wall Street

In honor of Black Monday 1987 and Black Monday 1929, we bring you the October recession/depression quiz. If you've ever wondered what causes recessions, how we survive them, and how they end, take our quiz and find out!

Why We Buy Too Much: The Psychology of Overspending

Like all behaviors, your buying habits reflect your background, experiences and psychological makeup. But those things don't have to control your financial future. Here are some emotional states that drive people to make poor purchasing decisions, and some advice on how to keep those emotions from sending you to the poorhouse.

My Three Cents: Family Finances, Divorce, Depression

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Why Many Americans Are Running Out of Hope

So much for "hope." A new poll indicates that a record number of Americans think the country is headed toward a depression -- with a capital D. DailyFinance's Regina Lewis weighs in on why we're so bummed out about the economy.

A Bad Job Is Worse for Mental Health Than No Job at All

We all know the psychological impacts of job loss and unemployment can be painful. But a new study reveals something that may surprise some victims of this recession: Having a bad job can be as harmful to your mental health as no job at all -- in fact, it can be even worse.

Five Ways Women Sabotage Their Financial Futures

While both men and women are prone to a variety of costly financial blunders, many women seem to be plagued with a gender-specific set of tendencies that sabotages their relationship with money. Here's are women's most common financial missteps -- and how to avoid them.

How Black Friday Got Its Name

Why is Black Friday called Black Friday? For centuries, the name usually meant a day of calamity, first for political unrest, and later for financial...

A New Antidepressant Maker Has Lots of Folks Excited

Tiny, little-known biotech Clinical Data has developed a potential blockbuster drug called Vilazodone. If OK'd, it would be the first new depression treatment in 15 years. Its potential is so huge that several Big Pharmas are said to looking to buy the startup.

It Could've Been You: Five Wrongly Convicted People

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the market rising in spite of the Hindenburg Omen, 10 high-yield stocks and signs we're in a depression instead of a recession.

The Case for Calling a U.S. Depression

Says presciently bearish David Rosenberg, the chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff: "We can understand that this is not exactly cocktail conversation, but this is a Japanese-style (even worse perhaps) modern-day depression."

Are we in the Not-so-Great Depression?

It must suck to be Paul Krugman. I'm sure he'd rather not be the guy who figured out our economy is actually in a depression. Regarding the debate...

Drugged and Dosed: Do Americans Take Too Many Mind-Altering Meds?

Two new books raise some deep questions about the American concept of mental health: One is a searing investigation of how we export, not just our drugs, but our idea of mental illness. The other is the upcoming revision of the psychiatric diagnostic manual, which proposed some very necessary changes to the standards of treatment.

Time to reread 'The Grapes of Wrath'

From the recent resurgence of John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath," it looks like people in a recession are happy to be entertained by a tale...

Still no recession for America!

Despite what you may hear in the media, we are still not in a recession. I've heard reporters suggest that we should ignore the actual definition of...