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Entries by Dan Dorfman from 09/2010

$300 An Hour for the Fat and Old

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Business

Imagine a help wanted ad in your local paper that reads: Job openings, overweight senior citizens only, preferred ages 60 to 75. Hard to believe it, right? Well, believe it.

Job Report Wows Wall Street, but Strikes out on Main Street

| Posted 09.06.2010 | Business

Wall Street had an enthusiastic reaction to Friday's disclosure of a better-than-expected August employment report. But is the report nothing more than a paper tiger?

The Answer Is Blowin' in the Wind

| Posted 09.10.2010 | Business

The myriad of views on direction of our flip-flop economy -- which will have a major voice in determining the outcome of the fall elections -- are enough to drive anyone nuts.

From Wall Street: Obama Won't Run Again

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

The belief on Wall Street is that the virtually certain big Republican win in November will reinforce the view that President Obama's reign as America's CEO is on borrowed time.

More Bad Guys, More Investigations

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Business

With the mergers and acquisitions game heating up, the opportunities to beat the system with inside knowledge of non-publicly announced deals have become much greater.

Why Gold Bears Should Hibernate

| Posted 09.19.2010 | Business

The $64,000 question is whether the modern gold rush is actually a mania or, in fact, a legitimate reflection of serious financial and economic stresses.

Political Madness, or Maybe Not

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Politics

For a change of pace, here's a different kind of look at the political scene -- insight from HuffPost readers who offer who they think will be the big political newsmakers in 2012.

Abracadabra on Wall Street

| Posted 09.25.2010 | Business
Read More: Business News

Here we go, a dazzling display of Wall Street wizardry. Or more to the point, an amazing run of super up-and-down market calls from an amateur magician who could probably give Merlin a run for his money.

Will the Real Economy Please Stand Up?

| Posted 09.28.2010 | Business

There's a thick fog of uncertainty out there, and nobody has the faintest idea when it will evaporate. Are we caught in an environment of 'up in the air economics'? And who are we supposed to believe?

More Than Those Autumn Leaves Could Fall In October

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Business
Read More: Business News

Everyone loves those colorful Autumn leaves that are already falling in many parts of the country. But relating that to the stock market, more than Autumn leaves may be falling.