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Review: This week’s releases show planning for the future isn’t easy Special

This week’s releases include a beautiful piece of cinema; a pertinent TV series; an amusing reboot; the final chapter in a musical journey; a Japanese sensation; and an animated lesson in appearances and friendship.

Warren Belle talks 'Downsizing' film, Matt Damon, Alexander Payne Special

Actor Warren Belle chatted with Digital Journal about his new film "Downsizing," where he worked with Matt Damon and Alexander Payne.

Op-Ed: Downvaluing grads — Where the elite meet the street

Sydney - The day of the invulnerable college grad is drawing to a close. Indications are that relative wages are getting lower and job security is non-existent. Against steadily increasing college degree costs, return on investment is not looking good.

Op-Ed: Is downsizing really a viable option for funding retirement? Special

As convenient as it might be for the rest of society if the retirees gave up their family homes, it may not be the best thing for the individuals involved.

U.S. to downsize army as cost-cutting measure

War is costly, not only in human lives lost, but to a nation. With the withdrawal of our forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military is under ordered budget cuts, making it an impossibility to retain many of those soldiers.

Gap downsizes in North America, plans to expand overseas

The Gap has announced plans to close about 200 of its North American stores and turn the company's attention to overseas market opportunities for expansion.

Op-Ed: Global markets panic — Days of slime and poseurs hit the fan

Sydney - It’s an interesting commentary that the heart and soul of capitalism turns out not to have a brain or a spine. The Great Catharsis of Capitalism apparently needs to make an idiot out of itself on a regular basis.

In Recession, Some People Want the Simple Life Special

Cheryl and Ron of Saline, Louisiana have a vegetable garden in their backyard. A neighbor got his kitchen counters made in exchange for a truck. Trades, deals and simplicity of living in the recession are what more and more people say they seek.

Don't Expect A Huge Company Holiday Party This Year, Downsizing Is The Trend

It's the season of work holiday parties, except it isn't. With the recent economic crisis ongoing the work party is downsizing. This year won't be beanie weanies but it also won't feature caviar and champagne if your company is even handing out invites.

Which Job Markets Are On The Chopping Block For Flopped Economy Stir Fry?

Working in retail or at a local health clinic as a receptionist and on edge about whether or not the job ax will hit you next? Certain industries are most likely to take a hard hit during the upcoming, and long, recession. What will they be?

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