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Older Americans' Surprising New Retirement Views

It was probably inevitable after the worst recession in decades: Americans now view their future retirements differently than they did 10 years ago. But here's a shocker: According to the SunAmerica Retirement Re-Set Study, their overall attitudes toward this future are largely positive.

Americans' Top 12 Ways to Cut Their Spending

That box of store-brand cereal is looking more tempting to a lot of Americans: A new Harris poll lists buying generic as the top way consumers are cutting back on everyday expenses. What other methods are we using to stretch out our budgets, and how much more frugal are we getting? Read on ...

American Workers Can't Escape Email During Holidays

Six out of ten people check e-mail during the holidays, and many find that there are messages from their workplaces. A new poll by Harris Interactive and Xobni shows that 59% of employed Americans check their work email during family holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

More Gen Xers Are Pinching Pennies, Harris Poll Shows

A recent poll shows that penny-pinching is still on the rise in the wake of the Great Recession: 62% of American surveyed are buying more generic brands, and 45% are brown-bagging lunch to save cash. Moreover, the direction of the poll numbers suggests permanent changes in the way Americans spend.

Is Immigration Bad for the Economy? Many Say Yes

A new Financial Times/Harris poll finds that many people in the U.S. and Europe -- more than 30%, and in some cases more than 60% -- believe immigration -- not just illegal immigration -- has a negative impact on the economy, jobs and public services.