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Top five pocketbook stories of 2008
We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, below.5. Attention shoppers: it's a good time to buy
It’s a buyer’s market out there for someone with good credit and who is still working. Because of the economic downturn, there are great deals to be had if you are buying cars or homes.4. Unemployment claims overtax system
As unemployment rises, so do frustrations with accessing the state’s unemployment phone lines. The Kansas Department of Labor needs to update its technology to speed up the filing of unemployment claims, but it is doing better than most states.3. Residents recall country’s worst economic crisis
Lawrence senior citizens were children during the the Great Depression years of the 1930s. It was the worst economic crises this country has faced. Now they worry that another Great Depression is ahead.2. Experts: Kan. will miss brunt of financial woes
Three Kansas economics experts said they thought Kansas will miss the brunt of the nation’s financial woes, but there will still be some pain. Just how bad it will get was unclear. Taking part in a panel discussion at the Lawrence Public Library were two University of Kansas economists and a state banking official.1. Local financial advisers say no need to panic
Lawrence financial advisers said there is no need to panic because of the stock market’s plunged in early October. At the same time, they said more uncertainties are ahead for stocks.