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Entries by Alexis Kleinman from 11/2012

Swedish Town Paying Unemployed Youth To Move To Norway

Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

What if the U.S. started paying its unemployed citizens to get jobs in Canada? Far-fetched as it sounds, one Swedish town is more or less doing just t...

Matt Taibbi: Shouldn't Take Sandy To Realize Americans 'Need The Government Occasionally'

Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

In Sandy's wake, with so many Americans gladly accepting aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, again comes the controversy over what Ameri...

Sharon O'Steen, Florida Dentist, Allegedly Used Laughing Gas In Front Of Patients (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

Going to the dentist ranks among Americans's greatest fears, and many swear by nitrous oxide -- you know, laughing gas -- to get through the procedure...

15 Companies Helping Sandy Victims

Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

With all the talk of fake charities and scam artists trying to take advantage of hurricane victims, it's easy to overlook the people and corporations ...

Hurricane Sandy Gas Prices Hit $20 Per Gallon On Craigslist (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

Sure, the lines are long, but is gas really worth $20 a gallon? If you take a look at Craigslist these days, you'd think so. New York and New Jers...

Carrie Forsythe Pays $1 Million For Home, Finds Its Walls Are Completely Infested With Mice (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

Many home owners are familiar with mouse traps. But mouse traps won't be any help to a Canadian woman who paid $1 million for a home and declined to h...

12 Memorably Bizarre Presidential Campaign Trinkets (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

"Big Bird for Obama" and "Obama bin Lyin'" pins might be unique to this election, but silly campaign paraphernalia is nothing new. From William How...

Tax Plan Claims, Gas Price Boosts And Other Misleading Claims From The 2012 Campaign

Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Soon the election will be over, and so will all of the obsessive fact checking. Throughout the election both candidates have made gaffes and missta...

Elizabeth Warren's Greatest Wall Street Takedowns

Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

The self-appointed voice of the middle class has emerged victorious. Last night, Elizabeth Warren won a hotly-contested race, beating out Republi...

Mitt Romney Likely Regrets These 7 Campaign Moments

Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney reportedly didn't write a concession speech. He just wasn't prepared to lose. Now that the votes have been counted and a speech has bee...

8City, South Korea's $290 Billion Gambling Island Paradise, Aims To Rival Macau (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

It is only a matter of years before the world's super rich will have another place to gamble their money away. Investors plan to turn the small So...

Secret HAMP Documents Reveal Program Lacked Effective Oversight Of Banks

Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

By Paul Kiel ProPublica The Obama administration launched its main program to prevent foreclosures in the spring of 2009 with $50 billion and abun...

Companies Everyone Wants To Work For: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: For the fourth year in a row, business students from around the world rated Google as the company they would most like to work for...

Government Surplus Sites Let Consumers Buy Everything From A 28-Pack Of Sleeping Bags To A Used Jet Engine

Posted 11.10.2012 | Business

Where do you go when you need a used jet engine, 36,140 lbs of aluminum shavings, or a pack of 731 belts? To the government surplus auction, of course...

10 Companies That Are Working To Hire Veterans

Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

After coming home from war many veterans still face the challenge of unemployment. In 2011, 12.1 percent of recently active U.S. military veterans...

Man Set On Fire During Debt Fight, Argentine Police Say

Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

People deal with their debt in different ways. Some take on extra jobs, some move back in with parents to save on rent. Then some set fire to the debt...

Spain Vows Not To Evict Needy Families After Numerous Suicides

Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Tens of thousands evicted after property crash * Almost one million homes lie empty * Banks promise 2-year eviction mo...

Small Number Of Doctors, Large Number Of Prescription Drug Deaths

Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
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Prescription overdoses kill more people than heroin and cocaine. An L.A. Times review of coroners’ records finds that drugs prescribed by a small nu...

Larry Summers: Fiscal Cliff Dangers Not A 'License For Terror' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

The looming fiscal cliff may be reason to panic, but it's not reason enough to hold the country hostage, according to Larry Summers. "In saying th...

Millions More Americans In Poverty Than Previously Estimated: Census Bureau

Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account med...

Stephen Colbert's Christopher Steiner Interview: Author Talks High-Speed Trading, Microwaves With Comedian (VIDEO)

Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Want to understand the madness that is high-frequency trading? Stephen Colbert can help you out. "Things have gotten so out of control that the th...

8 Insane Arguments Business Owners Used To Oppose Basic Human Rights, Social Safety Net

Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Obamacare is hardly the first federal law to come under fire from the nation's business owners. A Huffington Post search of nearly two centuries of...

American Workers Would Rather Go To Jail Than Lose Employer Benefits: Survey

Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

What's worse than going to jail? Losing your employer-sponsored benefits, apparently. Given the choice of losing employee benefits or spending a n...

America's Top CEOs Before They Were Famous (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Everyone has an embarrassing high school photo floating around, complete with acne, braces and maybe even some military garb. For most, the photo can ...

Twinkie Facts: 12 Things You Didn't Know About The Beloved Snack

Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

The maker of one of America's favorite snacks is dying, so inevitably it's time for us to sing the Twinkie's praises. Twinkies, which have been aro...