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Spending less on entertainment?
Has the economy affected how much money you spend on entertainment and leisure activities? Are you attending fewer concerts or plays, eating out less, thinking twice about driving to Worcester for a show? Please contact arts writer Joan Anderman at anderman@globe.com to discuss how the economic downturn has changed your plans.
Struggling to find a job?
Are you looking for a job? What are you noticing in the market? E-mail Robert Gavin at rgavin@globe.com to share your observations.
A sing- and drive-along
Do you frequently sing while you drive? The Globe is looking for people willing to invite a Globe reporter and videographer along as they belt out the tunes behind the wheel. Please e-mail Gary Witherspoon at witherspoon@globe.com and provide your name and number for contact purposes.
IMAGING COSTS
Have you had a CT scan or MRI recently at a Massachusetts hospital? Did insurance cover it? How much did it cost? Please contact medical writer Liz Kowalczyk at kowalczyk@globe.com to discuss the cost of imaging tests.
Unique gift
Do you know of an amazing or unique gift someone has given to an individual or group recently? A physical object, a person's expertise, the gift of time, etc. The Globe Magazine is looking to spotlight extraordinary acts of generosity for its Giving Issue. E-mail Jenna Pelletier at jennapelletier@gmail.com to share your story.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
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Worldwide worry

Waves of panic selling swamped stock markets around the world yesterday as a spreading crisis in confidence battered investors from Tokyo to Brazil and intensified concerns over a potential global recession. (By Robert Gavin, Globe Staff)
Steven Syre | Boston Capital

Ominous signs in pullback by businesses

All around the world, you can hear the squeal of businesses putting the brakes on expenses, a decision that will have serious implications around the world right away and well into next year. That usually means an economic recession lurks around the corner or may have already arrived. (By Steven Syre, Boston Globe)
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Key debate tonight as race gets personal

Senator Barack Obama, facing a broad new assault on his character from rival John McCain and the Republican Party, punched back aggressively yesterday with a multi-pronged attack on McCain's ethics, marking a sharp, personal turn in the presidential race as the two candidates face off tonight in their second debate. (By Scott Helman and Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff)
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ALDS Division Series | Sox 3, Angels 2

Red Sox roar into AL title series

Bring on the Rays. Bring on the Dodgers or Phillies if you like. There is plenty of champagne left in New England and Mayor Menino has sent the duck boats to have their tires rotated. The Sox will face the Rays in the ALCS. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)
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An unlikely trove of Russian icons

A small brick building adjoining a driver's education school and insurance agency isn't the first place a person would look for the world's largest collection of Russian icons outside of Russia. But that's where the Museum of Russian Icons is, in this mill town on the Nashua River. (By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff)

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