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How to Recover from Long-Term Unemployment

Recovering financially after long-term unemployment isn't easy, but it's fairly straightforward: Pay off debts, rebuild savings, and adjust to your new income. Recovering emotionally is far more complicated -- it means retraining your brain and consciously shifting your perspective.

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Homeowners Get Extension to Apply for Mortgage Help

The deadline for distressed homeowners to apply for a government mortgage aid program has been extended through Wednesday. The Emergency Homeowner's Loan Program offers up to $50,000 in interest-free loans to qualified homeowners to help pay their monthly mortgage for up to two years.

Mancession Offers Insight Into Male Shopping Trends

Men have endured slightly higher unemployment rates than women, and as a result, they've been taking on more of the household shopping. The trend hasn't boded well for stores: On average, men spend less than women on each trip.

Why Jobs are Essential to the Economy

Americans who are unemployed or underemployed are three times as likely to fall behind on their bills as those who are fully employed, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Holiday Hiring Takes a Hit, Despite a Brighter Economy

Retailers and shipping companies are adding fewer new jobs than they did a year ago. One reason for the low number is that employers began shopping for seasonal workers earlier than usual, boosting hiring in October. If retail sales hold up, December could see more hiring.

Millions of Unemployed Face a Loss of Benefits

Unemployed Americans are keenly awaiting congressional action on the latest extension of jobless benefits. With a midnight Tuesday deadline looming, some 2 million jobless workers face losing their only source of income in coming weeks.

Recession Swells the Ranks of Breadwinner Wives

For married couples of opposite genders, the downturn's inordinate impact on men has resulted in an increasing number of wives becoming the primary breadwinner or returning to the labor market. Surprisingly, many men don't mind at all.

Immigration and Unemployment: A Toxic Mix

Polls are showing that the link between the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession and the hostile attitude toward immigrants cannot be ignored. These conjoined problems are adding to the pressure to overhaul immigration policies -- and to create new jobs.

Senate to the unemployed: Go to Hell

Dear Unemployed Friends, When you're firing up those barbecue grills this Independence Day weekend, be sure to turn the flame up high in honor of...

Job market should improve -- in 2014

Simple question: Can you hold out until 2014 when, according to a newly released Rutgers University report, the job market in the U.S. will likely be...