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    The luxury market is bracing for the worst and retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Coach are anticipating a big blow to profits.

    You don't have to be smart to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of must-read articles that will impress your co-workers, wow your friends and make you seem smart....

  • Should the Fed have given Lehman Brothers the same treatment it did Bear Stearns? If the government intervened it's possible that the investment firm could sell shares for about $2 -- instead they're selling for pennies on the dollar.

  • Army scientists are creating a new mind-reading device to be used on the military. These "thought helmets" will be outfitted with an array of brain-wave reading sensors.

  • The luxury market is bracing for the worst. Since the financial crisis of late will be felt hardest among the upper-middle class ranks, retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Coach are anticipating a blow to profits.

  • Russia is being blamed for the mysterious fires that destroyed more than 2,500 acres of forest and tainted drinking water around Georgia.

  • What to do if your brokerage firm fails and other helpful tools to help you navigate the turbulent economy.

  • Weather data collected over the last 112 years at the Mohonk Mountain house in a remote area of upstate New York could provide evidence of global warming.