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Entries by Peter S. Goodman from 06/2011

Google Plays The China Card -- A Diversion From The Cyber-Threat

Posted 06.02.2011 | Technology

Faced with another threat to the personal information that Google is asking us to entrust to its burgeoning cloud, the company has again indulged a re...

No Jobs, No Leadership: Obama's Big Fail

Posted 06.03.2011 | Business

You can parse the numbers however you like, but the latest snapshot of the labor market released by the government on Friday tells a dismal story that...

Austan Goolsbee Exit: Obama Adviser Leaves Behind Frustration, Political Dysfunction

Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

Austan Goolsbee, one of President Barack Obama's longest serving policy advisers and the chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, leaves his post...

Obama Hints U.S. Might Tap Petroleum Reserves To Combat Libya Oil Disruption

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday appeared to raise the possibility that the administration would release oil from the nation’s strategic p...

Austan Goolsbee: No Economic Crisis

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON – Austan Goolsbee, still at this moment chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is clearly tired of hearing talk ab...

Larry Summers: The American Economy is Sick

Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Safely removed from the Obama White House, where he was a prime architect of economic policy, Larry Summers now tells us what most regular...

As Executive Pay Soars, Worker Pay Stagnates

Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

Nearly three years after the public bailed out Wall Street, ordinary working people are still waiting for the tiniest slice of the spoils, while the people who are getting the biggest share -- the executives -- are left free to gamble for profits.

Obama Administration Touts Foreign Investment

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

Faced with stubbornly high unemployment and a steady drip of dispiriting news about the economy, the Obama administration has embraced a new strategy ...

Walmart Case: Supreme Court Aids The Powerful

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

The appalling Walmart decision handed down by the Court this week will serve as a brilliant symbol of how the United States has essentially become a giant gated community enjoyed by the powerful, with most of the citizenry living outside and struggling to nourish themselves.

Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Say Economy Worse Under Obama

Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

More than four in ten Americans believe they are worse off economically than before President Obama took office, according to a Bloomberg National Pol...