If it was a love story, it would have ended with a breakup and "It's not you, it's me."
Readers showed a lot of interest in our various stories about Borders having to liquidate. Some saw it as, perhaps, the end of an era. "This whole thing is just sad," one commenter said. Of course, if people really cared about/wanted to buy stuff at Borders, they wouldn't be liquidating.
That said, lots of people were ready to pick the bones clean. Although a quick survey Monday showed not a whole lot of deals were being offered early in the liquidation process. Maybe you can find something at Amazon on sale ... oh wait, a lot of you have.
There was a twin dose of bad news about the Postal Service on Tuesday. The big headline was the service is considering closing almost 3,700 post offices nationwide, in no part due to the record $8.5 billion net loss it took in 2010. Contributing to that deficit was the day's smaller story: Dog attacks on mail carriers costs the post office $1.2 million last year. A gentle reminder to all dog owners: It's called a leash.
But we refuse to be all about the bad news. On Thursday we reported that (and here's the big kicker) IF you have a job, you should be getting raise this year. That is if you perform well. And while 3 percent isn't likely to get you that yacht you've had your eye on, every little bit in this economy does help.