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The Daily Show's 5 Best Ben Bernanke Spoofs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To celebrate the likely confirmation of Ben Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, The Daily Show has its five best send-ups o...

Ryan Grim

Double Standard For Bernanke: Only 50 Votes Needed In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to progressive priorities in the Senate, there's one standard: 60 votes are needed. But for Ben Bernanke, there's a second standard: 50 ...

Bill Gates On Daily Show (VIDEO): Gates Talks Twitter, iPhone, And 'Robots That Can Love'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Bill Gates' second appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart yesterday night was far smoother than his first, strained cameo on the show in 2007, ...

Apple Tablet Announcement Expected Tomorrow: Live Updates On The Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Follow the Apple announcement on our live blog or on ...

Google Phone Censors Swear Words,

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The built-in voice recognition software in the Nexus One is one of the Google Phone's niftiest features. But, as Reuters first noted, the feature co...

Geithner Warns That Markets Could Dive If Bernanke Is Not Reconfirmed (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, in a recent interview with Mike Allen of Politico warned that the financial markets could react negatively if Fed Cha...

Steve Jobs: Apple Tablet "Will Be The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done" (RUMOR)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What does Apple CEO Steve Jobs think about Apple's rumored Apple Tablet device? According to TechCrunch's sources, Steve Jobs has said, in referenc...

Dan Froomkin

7 Things About The Economy Everyone Should Be Worried About

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An extraordinary series of articles recently appeared on the Nieman Watchdog Web site, anchored by investigative reporter John Hanrahan and mostly bas...

Mars Pictures: NASA's Most Extraordinary Images EVER (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's HiRISE camera, the most powerful camera ever sent into space, has snapped breathtaking portraits of Mars. From 'trees' on Mars to an 'organi...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Signs A Mac Laptop (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has had some showstopping Apple product run-ins, including the time he pretended to stomp on a Microsoft employee's iPhone...

Southern California Storm Satellite Photo Shows Storm As Seen From Space (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's Earth Observatory has released a satellite photo showing the storms that have pounded Southern California as seen from space. The "siege of ...

Funny WiFi Names: The Most Inappropriate Wireless Network Names Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Forget email, texting, and Twitter: have you ever thought about using your WiFi network name to send a message? You could label your WiFi network wi...

Shahien Nasiripour

Barney Frank: Abolish Fannie and Freddie

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

House Democrat Barney Frank vowed on Friday to get rid of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of an overhaul of the country's taxpayer-...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Announcement Revives Regulatory Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama's new proposal to limit megabanks' trading activities wouldn't actually break up "too big to fail" institutions -- but it does ...

Suburban Poverty Surges: The 11 Cities Hit The Hardest (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, much of the conversation surrounding poverty in America has focused on the urban poor. But according to a report released by the...

Top 10 WORST Internet Passwords: See What Terms To Avoid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The recent hack of the website RockYou exposed around 32 million user passwords, which data security firm Imperva has analyzed to create a list of the...

The Geekiest Jewelry Ever (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

We've put together a collection of the geekiest jewelry, so you can show off your geekiness with pride--and in style. From 'Twitta Bling' to Nintendo...

Shahien Nasiripour

State Regulators: Foreclosure Prevention Efforts Are Failing Because They Don't Reduce Principal

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

*This story has been updated* Lackluster foreclosure-prevention efforts and the dearth of principal reductions risk plunging more homeowners into for...

America's Worst Commutes: Examining The Daily Beast's List

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With 686 hours of weekly bottleneck congestion, the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles is the worst commute in America, according to a new ranking by Th...

Joseph Stiglitz Interview: 'We're More Strict With Our Poor Than With Our Banks'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the economic turmoil of the last few years, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz has been one of the...

Shahien Nasiripour

Health Stocks Up As Investors Sense GOP Victory in Mass.

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. ET to reflect the market's close. Wall Street is already betting that a Republican win in Massachusetts will comp...

Shahien Nasiripour

Fed's AIG Bailout: Bernanke Requests A 'Full Review' From Government Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took the unusual step Tuesday of asking Congress's investigative arm to conduct a "full review" of the Fed's rol...

Most Expensive Hotel Suites In The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the typical leisure traveler, this year is reportedly an exceptional moment to snatch up luxury hotel accommodations at bargain prices. As the dow...

Jim Cramer: Markets Will Rally If Dems Lose Massachusetts Senate Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to Jim Cramer, a victory by Republican Scott Brown in today's Massachusetts Senate election will spark a market rally on Wednesday. The "...

Best Fitness Tech: 10 Gadgets To Help You Get Fit In 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Whether you're a die-hard gym buff or exercise-averse, these great fitness gadgets will help you get active and stay in shape. From 'smart sneakers' ...