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Americans' Financial Health Is a Tad Better

The American consumer's financial health is showing signs of improvement, but the weak job market continues to derail the nation's economic recovery -- particularly for people in the lower income brackets, according to September's Consumer Reports Index, released on Tuesday.

Why Consumers Spend More When They're Relaxed

It's no secret that a relaxing environment can keep customers more satisfied. But a new study shows that shoppers also rate products' values higher when they're relaxed. Here's why it might be better to hold off on buying until you're less calm.

Why Workers Are More Stressed Out Than Ever

After years of recession and a less than stellar economic recovery, growing numbers of worker are feeling the emotional toll. More of them than ever feel undervalued, stressed out, and dissatisfied with their jobs, a new survey finds.

Workers in the Recession: Stress, Boredom, Low Pay

Sure, the recession has been hard on the unemployed. But what about workers who still have jobs? Turns out, they are depressed, too. They are exhausted, underpaid and treated badly by their bosses, but have been afraid to speak up. And now they are looking to move on to new jobs.

Workplace suicide is on the rise

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workplace suicides surged 28% in 2008 -- perhaps driven by financial stress, job insecurity, and the...