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March 12th, 2010
04:40 PM ET

:30 Second Pitch

Latreal Frazier has returned home from Iraq atfer spending two grueling years working as a government contractor.

But, like so many people, he's having trouble finding a job. Latreal joined Fredricka Whitfield in the CNN Newsroom to make his :30 second pitch.

And remember, you can be part of the pitch. Would love to help ya out! Send us an e-mail at

Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
March 12th, 2010
02:44 PM ET

Working all night

In the newest In Focus series, CNN photojournalists introduce us to the people who work night shifts.  It's a behind-the-scenes look at the impact night-shift work has on lives, health and families.  This Saturday at 3pm ET award-winning CNN photojournalists turn their lenses to the men and women who are awake and working while the rest of us sleep.

Tell us your thoughts:  If you've worked the night shift, what was your experience like? 

Post your comments here.  We'll read some live on the air in the CNN Newsroom.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield
March 12th, 2010
10:17 AM ET

Are you ready to retire?

How much have you saved up for retirement?  You may be surprised to find out that nearly half of American workers have saved less than $10,000 for their nest egg.  That's according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.  The number one reason: 79% can't afford to save.  So what can you do now to afford your golden years later?  We'll speak with Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management for some advice.  One tip:  pay your own bill & face a penalty if you're late!  We'll explain this Saturday at 2pm ET.  Send us your personal finance questions and we'll read them live on the air.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
March 12th, 2010
09:23 AM ET

The stimulus may change your taxes

In the Newsroom, we're looking at some of the hassles and opportunities that the stimulus is bringing you at tax time.

There are some things you should watch out for - and some chances to save that you should know about.

Here are some articles packed with helpful info:
CNN Money: Score a whopping tax refund
Forbes: Stimulus tax headaches
Detroit Free Press: More headaches
CNNMoney: 15 million may owe IRS

Is the stimulus helping you? Share your experiences with us.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
March 12th, 2010
08:45 AM ET

Has using a computer made you a lazy speller?

We all use computers and most of us likely use spell checker to make sure we don’t make any embarrassing mistakes!

Some programs even correct our spelling automatically.

So we want to know, has your spelling gotten worse since the advent of the computer? Are you a lazy speller?

Send us your feedback to and we’ll read some of your comments live on the air today at 10am ET.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Kyra Phillips