By Tamera Adams

Concurrent mergers, divestitures and internal restructurings in large retail companies are resulting in store closings and displaced workers—from chief executives down to administrative assistants.

Can Congress' new plan to breathe life into the economy with $50 billion in business tax cuts and $28 billion in checks issued to working families help keep your store open and adequately staffed?

Self-employed, under-employed and high- and low- wage workers shared their varied views on

The article is a snapshot of how Americans are thinking these days and how they may spend money gained from the economic stimulus plan.

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