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The Secret to a Successful Staycation

The sluggish economy and high unemployment rate mean that many of us won't be splurging on exotic vacations this year. But a staycation doesn't have to mean a boring bout with cabin fever. The key to being a successful local tourist lies in looking at your region the way an outsider would.

Brunch Nation: Why It's the Hottest Meal of the Year

The recession has turned us into a nation who brunches. It makes sense that in hard times, a restaurant outing that combines two meals into one would become as hot as jalapeño-cheddar frittata. Brunch traffic rose more than 8% for 2009 while traffic for all other meals was down.

Crabs grab a piece of the cake

In these trying times, when most things are either constant or sliding down the graph, crabs are slowly climbing up. Phillips Foods Inc., the global...