Employee financial stress easing

(Feb. 29, 2012) -- Employees are experiencing less financial stress as they continue to better manage their day-to-day finances. Since 2009, the percentage of employees reporting high or overwhelming financial stress has dropped significantly from 33 percent to 19 percent.

Fourth quarter GDP revised up

(Feb. 29, 2012) -- The second estimate of annualized fourth-quarter 2011 GDP growth in the United States increased to 3.0 percent, which was above the 2.8 percent advance estimate and marked the fastest pace of growth since the second quarter of 2010, said Nathan Janzen, an economist with RBC Economics Research.

RV gets second life in Virginia

(Feb. 29, 2012) -- An RV that was once used to haul Hampton's books to underserved areas is now being used to shelter the city's homeless population, reports the Daily Press. The city donated the bookmobile to Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodging and Provisions, also known as H.E.L.P. Inc.