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Entries by Dave Burdick from 11/2008

Boeing Workers End Strike, Return To Work

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. production workers began returning Sunday night to the factories where they build jetliners, one day after they voted to en...

Stocks end quiet session mixed ahead of election

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street ended the calmest session in recent memory with a narrowly mixed performance Monday as investors largely looked past a we...

European Markets Higher On Hopes Of Rate Cuts

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

HONG KONG — Asian stock markets were mixed in cautious trade Tuesday after Wall Street's relatively flat finish ahead of the U.S. presidential e...

German Bank Seeks $10.5 Billion In Bailout Aid

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

PARIS -- Commerzbank on Monday became the first commercial lender in Germany to accept government cash, while several other European banks reported po...

Sam Israel, Hedge Fund Suicide Faker, Locked Away After "Great Sex"

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

THE first thing Sam Israel, the CEO of collapsed hedge fund Bayou, did after receiving a 20-year sentence to federal prison in April was have "crazy s...

Florida Landlords Working Hard In Crisis To Keep Tenants

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

During the real estate boom, losing a tenant didn't matter so much. Any tenant, whether office, industrial or retail, could easily be replaced. Now, ...

Is Water The New Oil?

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

Global population, economic development and a growing appetite for meat, dairy and fish protein have raised human water demand sixfold in 50 years. Me...

A Green New Deal Would Require A Broad Coalition

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

In the New Deal period, it was a broad electoral coalition that moved the government onto the side of ordinary people, not FDR alone. Farmers, workers...

Buddhist Temple Built From Beer Bottles

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

Fifty years ago the Heineken Beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be useful as a building block. It never happened, so Buddhist monks f...

The Pope's Green Streak (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

The Vatican has gone solar and the Pope has declared environmental waste a cardinal sin. Eco-celebrity stuff doesn't often mean a whole lot, but in th...

Circuit City Closing 20% Of U.S. Stores To Save Cash

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

Here come the closeout sales: Circuit City (CC) says it's shuttering 155 of its 721 U.S. stores, or about 20%, to save cash. The declining electronics...

Jason Grument, Obama's Secretary Of Energy?

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

Grist listed National Commission on Energy Policy Executive Director Jason Grumet first in their list of guesses at Obama's Secretary of Energy: Grum...

Ford Reports October Sales Dropped 30 Percent

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors' October U.S. sales plunged 45 percent, and Ford's and Chrysler's weren't far behind, as low consumer confidence and ti...

Steve Wozniak's "Toolbox That Built The Apple Computer" On the Block For $3,000

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

"The tool box that built Apple Computer," a battered blue thing that belonged to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (right) is up for auction by Alexander...

Ed Rendell, Obama's Secretary of Energy?

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

Who's a likely bet to be tapped for Barack Obama's cabinet? Some prognosticators guess that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell could be Barack Obama's...

The Hubbub Over Merrill Lynch Bonuses

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

As background to all this, recall that Bank of America has promised big bonuses to brokers who stay at the combined bank for the next several years--b...

Dan Reicher, Obama's Secretary Of Energy?

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

After an election in which both major party candidates promised the creation of huge numbers of green jobs, director of Climate and Energy Initiatives...

Bwindi Gorillas Increasingly Threatened By Human Conflict

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

VBS.tv just put up another excellent travel video series focusing on the gorilla population in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the borders of Ug...

Buffett, Google Invest In Prolific Renewable You've Never Heard Of

Posted 11.03.2008 | Green

"There's no smoke. Very little noise," said Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business management for Ormat Technologies Inc., which owns the opera...

Yahoo Loses Another Top Executive, Hires Replacement

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

In yet another defection from Yahoo's ever-thinning management ranks, Scott Moore, the senior vice president in charge of the company's media group, i...

Cramer Confident No Matter Who Wins Election (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2008 | Business

Jim Cramer of CNBC's "Mad Money" said he's confident that no matter whether Barack Obama or John McCain wins the presidency, there will be plenty of w...

iPod Creator Tony Fadell Surprisingly Quits Apple

Posted 11.04.2008 | Business

Apple SVP Tony Fadell will leave the company and be replaced by former IBM exec Mark Papermaster, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. Apple refused ...

Brown positive about Gulf contributions to IMF

Posted 11.04.2008 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday he expects oil-rich Gulf states to pledge money to the Internatio...

Wall Street shrugs off weak economic news

Posted 11.04.2008 | Business

WASHINGTON — After months rife with uncertainty and unprecedented events that have roiled and reshaped Wall Street, at least one major unknown s...

Roubini: Next Stop On Global Train Wreck Is China

Posted 11.04.2008 | Business

Nouriel Roubini has been quiet for a few days, but you didn't think he was getting bullish, did you? Of course not. In fact, now that a global systemi...