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Shahien Nasiripour

In Crazy New Landscape For Banks, Taxpayers Are The Big Losers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story has been updated Fifty banks collapsed during the third quarter of 2009, while more than one in 15 are on the verge of failure -- the high...

Shahien Nasiripour

Report: Housing Prices Could Tumble Again If More Foreclosures Aren't Prevented

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosure prevention efforts need to become vastly more effective or housing prices will resume their tumble, according to a new report by Credit Su...

The Ten Most Egregious Fox News Distortions (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News has defended itself against administration criticism by saying the White House has confused its pundit shows with its news programs. But the ...

Ayers Demonstrates Against Obama: 'Appalled And Alarmed' By War (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For more proof that Bill Ayers and Barack Obama are not, actually close, video has surfaced of the education professor protesting in Chicago against t...

Tea Party Convention Now Open Only To Conservative Press

Hotline | Theresa Poulson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin's keynote speech at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville will now be open to the press at her urging, according to th...

Sam Stein

Sherrod Brown: Obama Focused On Main Street, But Not All His Advisers Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite carving out a niche for himself as a leading progressive voice in Congress, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) rarely goes in for headline-grabbin...

Bernanke Made A 'Pig's Breakfast' Of the Financial Crisis: Christopher Whalen (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Did Ben Bernanke deserve to be named Time's "Person of the Year"? "Absolutely not," Christopher Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Anal...

Amazing Architecture: 11 Incredible Buildings From The Future (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An underwater luxury hotel. A farm suspended over New York City. A rotating skyscraper. Impossible? No. The stuff of dreams? Definitely. We've p...

Shahien Nasiripour

No Easy Jumpstart To Get Small Business Hiring Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As 130 business, labor and thought leaders converge on the White House today to discuss ways to create more jobs, the nation's main engine for job cre...

Shahien Nasiripour

Nine Months Later, Obama Plan To Help 1.5 Million Struggling Homeowners Yet To Launch

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An Obama administration plan announced in April to help up to half of all struggling homeowners modify their second mortgages has yet to officially la...

Madison Leuchtmann: Girl Denied Insurance Coverage Is On The Verge Of LOSING Her Hearing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As a result of being denied insurance coverage, a six-year-old child in Missouri may never be able to hear again. Fox2Now in Saint Louis has word ...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Dems Haven't Given Up Enough On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) encouraged Democratic leadership in the Senate to wipe health care legislation clean of provisions held dear by pro...

Robot Dance-Off: The BEST Dancing Robots From Japan Expo (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* The ROBO-ONE GATE competition at Tokyo's International Robot Exhibition featured an unusual kind of competition: a robot dance-of...

Shahien Nasiripour

Fed Officials: Unemployment Will 'Remain Elevated For Quite Some Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In yet another sobering acknowledgment that jobs will continue to remain scarce despite the seemingly improving economic situation, Federal Reserve of...

Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are Obama's economic policies actually working? Intelligence Squared posed this question to six policy experts at a debate in New York this week. ...

Rick Warren Publicly Condemns Uganda Anti-Gay Law (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pastor Rick Warren, after weeks of avoiding the issue, has publicly condemned a Ugandan law that makes it legal to give people the death penalty just ...

IREX 2009 PICTURES: Japan's Amazing New Robots On Display (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tokyo's 2009 International Robot Exhibition brought together hundreds of robot companies and institutes to show off their latest and greatest robot te...

Best Performing Stocks Of The Decade (RANKINGS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the last ten years, which have been variously referred to both as "the big zero" and as a "lost decade," there were still a few winners. If you...

Charles Barkley, In White Makeup, Mocks Sammy Sosa (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Additional video of Barkley teasing Sosa is embedded below. He raised the subject by excitedly saying, "I know you want to get in the Hall of ...

Home Values Fall By $489 Billion In U.S., Show Slowing Decline: Zillow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A note to homeowners: the calamitous decline in your home's value during the last year may be slowing. In a new report, the real estate data website...

The Fate Of A Subprime Loan: Can This Mad Hold On To His Mortgage? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Second of two articles about the roots of the subprime lending bubble.)With the housing boom still in full force in early 2006, Long Beach Mortgage C...

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein: Our Employees Among The Most Productive In The World

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For those concerned about how Goldman Sachs is set to bring in record-breaking profits while the broader economy remains downright stalled, there is o...

Julia & Emma Roberts Play Charades (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Julia Roberts and her niece Emma looked like sisters Monday night at the LAByrinth Theater Company's 7th Annual Gala Benefit in NYC. Julia just fi...

7 Things Wall Street Can Be Thankful For This Year (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A little more than one year after the financial crisis brought the economy to a standstill -- threatening nearly every firm on Wall Street -- one thin...

Robert Byrd's Death Seemingly Prayed For By Tom Coburn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday afternoon, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) appeared to propose a prayer for Robert Byrd's death so that health care reform would not pass. Dana Mi...