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August 27th, 2009
01:49 PM ET
August 27th, 2009
12:55 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch: We need work!

Friday's :30 pitches reveal just how tough the job market really is.

They both have tons of experience and solid resumes, but are having a tough time finding a job. But neither have lost their sense of humor along the way.

You met Sue Condrin-Shields in our 1pm eastern hour on Friday.
If you have a job for this pharmaceutical sales rep, e-mail her at:



In our 2pm eastern hour, you met Jolene Pierson Perry. She's been self-employed as a marketer and pr expert for more than 20 years. But the economy means her clients have all but disappeared.
If you have a job for her e-mail her at:


August 27th, 2009
08:47 AM ET

Drugs in the Dugout: Feds vs. MLB

In April 2004, federal agents seized urine samples and a list of 104 major leaguers who allegedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in the previous year. The material, seized as part of the BALCO investigation into Barry Bonds and others, was supposed to remain secret and was sealed by the courts. But big names, on the list, such as Alex Rodriquez and David Ortiz, were leaked. Careers were damaged.

In a victory for the players’ union this week, a federal appeals court ruled agents were wrong to seize the information, and ordered the list destroyed. The panel said the feds violated the players’ protections against unreasonable search and seizure. Do you agree? Should the names remain secret, as the law required? Or do fans deserve to know? Share your thoughts.

Filed under: Tony Harris
August 27th, 2009
07:49 AM ET

Back to school getting too expensive?

It’s that time of year! A brand new school year with brand new supplies. But it’s not just books and pencils that parents need to worry about. [cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Is going back to school getting to expensive?"]

How about those  graphing calculators, rolling backpacks, snacks and even hand sanitizer on your school supply lists?  We want to hear from you. Is “back to school” getting too expensive? What did you spend? Was it more than last year or did the tough economy force you to tighten your belt on school supplies? Give us your feedback.

Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins