A Week's Worth
• The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained back some of the ground lost in its precipitous plunge early in the week, closing up 1.1 percent Friday.
• People who have sizable estates to will to their children tend to worry most about their heirs' mental health, according to results of the latest annual survey by U.S. Trust, a New York-based wealth-management company. Seventy-three percent of respondents rated that as their No. 1 concern. Second, at 65 percent: the child's ability to manage money wisely. Only 1 percent cited the child's gender.
• Yo, college grads: The manner of speaking you so casually used with fellow students on campus will leave prospective employers unimpressed – "totally." This, according to Paula Hill Strasser of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She suggests asking a friend to help prepare you for job interviews by catching such tendencies as "dude" or "I was like" instead of "I said."
• Oh, and if your interview appears headed toward an offer of employment, you'll give yourself an edge if you indicate a willingness to pay your own relocation expenses, says the entry-level job site CollegeGrad.com. That realization, by the way, appears to have sunk in. In a survey of degree candidates, the service found only 8.8 percent who said they wouldn't relocate for "the right opportunity."