The recession and your money Now that it's official, and expected to continue for at least six months, the recession will continue to take a toll in lost investment income and jobs. There are a number of things you can do to protect your finances against a possible layoff or other losses.9:06 a.m.
Sandra Block: Personal finance columnist for USA Today. She's the author with Kathy Chu and John Waggoner of "Busy Family's Guide to Money."
Chris Varvares: President of Macroeconomic Advisers and president of the National Association for Business Economics.
Food safety: History and hysteria After a salmonella scare in produce, concerns about contaminants in infant formula have once again put food safety on the minds of American consumers. One journalist chronicles more treacherous times, and advises the best way to avoid contaminated food today.10:06 a.m.
Bee Wilson: Journalist and author of "Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee - The Dark History of the Food Cheats."