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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Make Extra Money During the Recession

Raking leaves, thrifting, dumpster diving, gardening, holding a garage sale and recycling are all ways of making extra cash during the recession. Learn more 6 eco-friendly ways to make extra money during the recession.

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  • 10 Most Expensive Presidential Perks

    10 Most Expensive Presidential Perks

    The U.S. president rakes in a salary of $400,000 and lives in a 132-room mansion. With a full-time pastry chef and a private cinema at his disposal, the leader of the free world wants for nothing. But which perks are the priciest? See more »

  • Are blood diamonds making a comeback?

    Are blood diamonds making a comeback?

    Diamond mining has long been associated with war, death and greed. The Kimberley Process made it possible to regulate the diamond market, but is it on the brink of collapse? See more »

  • Can tax rebates really prevent an economic downturn?

    Can tax rebates really prevent an economic downturn?

    Tax rebates are one trick lawmakers and economists use to prevent a recession. But do they knock the economy back on track or merely delay the inevitable? See more »

  • Can the president control gas prices?

    Can the president control gas prices?

    Gas prices have been pretty volatile for the past few years. Is there anyone who has any control over how much you'll pay at the pump? Well ... kind of. See more »

  • Do special interest groups hurt candidates?

    Do special interest groups hurt candidates?

    Some special interest groups exist solely to level negative attacks at political candidates. How do these groups work? And can they be stopped? See more »

  • Does campaign finance reform restrict free speech?

    Does campaign finance reform restrict free speech?

    Even with fundraising restrictions, in the 2008 United States presidential election it's estimated that candidates will spend more than $3 billion on advertising. Yet many people argue that campaign finance reform restricts free speech. See more »

  • Does trickle-down economics apply to a down market?

    Does trickle-down economics apply to a down market?

    It's a pretty simple idea: Whatever revenue wealthy citizens generate will eventually trickle down to the lower classes. But it's tough to find the logic in the theory of trickle-down economics when mainstream America is going hungry and the upper cr See more »

  • How Campaign Finance Works

    How Campaign Finance Works

    Presidential candidates could raise as much as a billion dollars for the 2012 election. Where does this money come from -- and where does it all go? See more »

  • How Collective Bargaining Agreements Work

    How Collective Bargaining Agreements Work

    We often hear about high-end contract negotiations in the entertainment world, but it's easy to forget that these rich guys are still laborers working under the auspices of a union. But how does the regular working stiff handle these negotiations? See more »

  • How Conflict Minerals Work

    How Conflict Minerals Work

    The gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten inside your gadgets are necessary to make them work. But if these elements come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they may have been mined with forced labor. See more »

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