For solar manufacturing in the United States to be profitable, it will need committed finance that the U.S. venture capital community -- still by far the world's richest -- is unwilling to provide.
Accounting gimmicks have always made it easy to pitch the "casino sale"; they obscure the documented higher rates of addiction, bankruptcy, and crime that the casino economy brings to communities.
The story of Solyndra, the Silicon Valley solar technology start-up that received half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the federal governmen...
Moses Chao, one of the wisest men I know, and a leading NYU neuroscientist, has been warning me for two years about the danger of not finding a cure for Alzheimer's, a debilitating disease of the brain that currently affects some 5 million Americans over the age of 65.
An ugly new trend is spreading in the workplace, and the courts say it's okay. If you're trying to get a job, employers can now discriminate against you in ways that current employers can't.
Mike Tyson was once heavyweight champion, and perhaps the most feared boxer in the sport's history. Within two decades of his prime, though, he was filing for bankruptcy.
Put hallucinogens in stamp adhesives to make sending mail fun again.
One week after the downgrade of the United States bond rating, the markets have returned a verdict of sorts.
If one member of a community has bad credit, that's a personal problem. If enough people in that community have bad credit, it can quickly become a problem for everyone in the area.
One newspaper article in 1997 told me all I needed to know about the business model for the credit card industry. Beneficial National Bank, the cred...
Americans are desperate for change. They hunger for their imagination to be aroused and their can-do energy to find its way back into the country's bloodstream. If anyone can do that, it would seem to be Barack Obama.
If you are one of those seriously delinquent homeowners, or one who is draining your nest egg or tapping home equity to make the mortgage payments, is there a way to hang on long enough?
These days millionaires abound, mainly because of the highly inflated value of real estate in certain locales. But billionaires? Far and few between. Think it's not possible for a billionaire to go broke? Think again.
If your company is struggling, face the facts about the health of your business, and then come up with a strategy.
Credit being "ruined" doesn't really mean anything anyway, because having "good credit" simply means having good enough credit to achieve a particular goal.
The former Godfather's Pizza CEO's misstatement sheds light on an interesting historical anecdote: Not all the Founding Fathers were in favor of granting the Federal Government broad power with regard to bankruptcies.