WBEZ | vice http://www.wbez.org/tags/vice Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Taking a closer look at recession proof businesses http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-11/taking-closer-look-recession-proof-businesses-86372 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-11/HM Getty Justin Sullivan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In this difficult economy, many will find themselves spending petty cash on the essentials: cosmetics, candy and contraceptives. Apparently those items are considered must-have buys in hard times. But in addition, so are designer clothes, high end accessories, alcohol and cigarettes, not to mention a legion of "brestaurants."</p><p>So to be recession proof should a business peddle stuff that makes you feel good or feeds your vices? To answer that question, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to the Chicago News Cooperative's <a href="http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/staff-2/david-greising/" target="_blank">David Greising</a> about other industries weathering the economic storm.</p><p><em>Music Button: Stan Killian, "Elvin's Sight", from the CD Unified, (Sunnyside)</em></p></p> Wed, 11 May 2011 13:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-11/taking-closer-look-recession-proof-businesses-86372