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Wearing a coat at home [Commentary]
This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her Connecticut house. In order to save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health-care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the military, Ms. Hackett abruptly got a pink slip and has been unemployed for more than a year.
By Thomas E. Perez
January 23, 2014