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Entries by Marcus Baram from 10/2009

Wells Fargo Accused Of Pocketing The Difference When Customers Make ATM Math Errors

Posted 10.01.2009 | Business

Three of the biggest banks in the country -- Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase -- all touted their decisions last week to reduce overdraft fees amid...

The Real Misery Index: Unemployment Increases The Hardship

Posted 10.06.2009 | Business

The rise in unemployment continues to prolong the hardship for millions of Americans, according to the latest update of the Huffington Post's Real Mis...

Government Orders Columbia to Tell Patients 'True Nature' of Drug Study

Posted 10.07.2009 | New York

NEW YORK -- The man who would be known as Patient No. 1 emerged from routine open-heart surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in stable condit...

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: Does He Deserve It? (POLL)

Posted 10.09.2009 | Politics

The stunning announcement that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize has inspired strong reactions across the country from pride to outrage, confu...

Larry Klayman, Conservative Attack Dog, Slams Fox News And Bush

Posted 10.14.2009 | Politics

Both conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats can agree on one thing: When Larry Klayman calls, start sweating. The fastest trigger finger in ...

Overall, Afghanistan More Lethal For U.S. Soldiers Than Iraq (CHART)

Posted 10.15.2009 | World

Research assistance by Grace KiserScroll down for latest updates and charts How dangerous is it to be a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan? Until last year,...

Federal Digital Health Stimulus Program's Rising Costs: Fuzzy Math?

Posted 10.15.2009 | Politics

Creating digital medical records for every American within the next five years - a key provision of President Obama's stimulus package -- could cost m...

Galleon Hedge Fund Scandal: The Cursing, The Paranoia And $4 Million For Kenny Rogers On Auto-Repeat

Posted 10.19.2009 | Business

Research assistance by Claire Schneiderman The story of Galleon Group, the hedge fund at the heart of the biggest insider-trading scandal in decades,...

Umpires miss more calls in Game 4 of ALCS

Posted 10.21.2009 | Huffington Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The umpires had another rough night in Game 4 of the AL championship series. Two blown calls went against the Angels during a...

HuffPost's Congressional Ethics Clock: How Long Will Rangel, Ensign Probes Take?

Posted 10.26.2009 | Politics

In the wake of the scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, congressional leaders vowed two years ago to get tough on ethics violations. Th...

Who Funds The Chamber Of Commerce? Help HuffPost Find Out

Posted 10.26.2009 | Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been vociferous in its opposition to White House initiatives on financial reform, health care reform and climate chan...

New Home Sales Fall 3.6 Percent

Posted 10.28.2009 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new U.S. homes dropped unexpectedly last month as the effects of a soon-to-expire tax credit for first-time owners started...

Too Big To Fail, Too Small To Survive: Small Bank Failures Mount, While Big Banks' Profits Soar

Posted 10.29.2009 | Business

On Wall Street, they may be popping the champagne bottles over big bank profits this past quarter. But times are tough for small to mid-size banks aro...

Craig Ferguson: Cheney Ogled My Wife's Breasts

Posted 10.29.2009 | Comedy

Late-night comic Craig Ferguson had to hold his tongue about the Bush administration during his performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner i...

Who Funds The Chamber Of Commerce? HuffPost Readers Respond

Posted 10.30.2009 | Politics

HuffPost readers responded to our request for more information about the companies and organizations which fund and support the Chamber of Commerce, w...