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We're All Wal-Mart Shoppers Now

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

WalMart has 1.4 million employees at its 4000 U.S. locations. These employees have one thing in common: a job. Maybe not the most rewarding job in the world, but a job nonetheless.

Obama To Face Challenges With Space Weapons Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of def...

National Security Advisor: Who is James L. (Revolving Door) Jones?

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In selecting James L. Jones to be his national security advisor, Barack Obama has chosen a former Marine Corps general who, at the time of his nominat...

Obama Drops Campaign Promise to End Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The surprisingly low priority Obama has given small business issues on his websites is a clear indication this is not going to be a pro small business administration.

Obama's Picks and the Ideology of No Ideology

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

On Friday, columnist David Brooks informed readers that Barack Obama's picks "are not ideological." The incoming president's key economic advisers "ar...

Memo to Detroit: Change Now or Die

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Most Americans think you have brought this disaster upon yourselves, with inferior, irrelevant products the past 35 years.

Chicago Firms Spend Record Sums On Lobbyists

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago firms are racking up more spending than ever on Washington lobbyists this year, as Congress and the Bush administration grapple with a far-rea...

Biofuel Jets: No Longer A Flight of Fancy

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Will aircraft one day run on fuel made from algae or grass? It seems like a flight of fancy, but with Europe planning to cap greenhouse gas emissions ...


Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Today's Detroit News newspaper reports that, because big investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase own huge amounts of GM and Ford cor...

McCain's Anti-Boeing Lobbyists Cost Jobs, Dems Say

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At 12:01 a.m. Pacific time Saturday, 27,000 Boeing Co. machinists, protesting a lack of job security, went on strike. A lengthy walkout would halt the...

Boeing Machinists Strike Continues Cautiously In Company's Success

New Yotk Times | Micheline Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The machinists' union walkout against the Boeing Company does not appear to fit the usual script for a modern-day labor showdown. In struggling indu...

Boeing Threatens To Quit $40B Marathon Military Bid Process For Tanker

Wall Street Journal | August Cole and J. Lynn Lunsford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Boeing Co. said it is inclined to bail out of its effort to win a $40 billion contract to build aerial refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force unless...

McCain's Battle Against Boeing Exposes More Lobbyist Connections

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of John McCain's most celebrated achievements in recent years was his crusade to block a Pentagon contract with Boeing for a new fleet of midair r...

Friday Talking Points [36] -- End The Media's Pro-McCain Bias! Now!!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.

Auditors Echo Call For U.S. Air Force To Re-Test Boeing, Northrupp Grumann Tankers

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. auditors urged the Air Force Wednesday to rerun its marathon, $35 billion competition for refueling aircraft, upholding a protest by losing bidde...

The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

Robert Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Whether the FAA has the nerve to impose a new expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft remains to be seen. Whether the rule is necessary is another question.

Boeing To Protest Air Tanker Contract

The Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Boeing plans to file a protest with the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday, contesting the Air Force's decision to award a $35 billion air ta...

Boeing Weighing Protest Of Air Force Tanker Deal

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it would seriously consider challenging a U.S. Air Force snub that gave a $35 billion aerial-refueling program to a te...

Air Force Tanker Deal Leaves Congress In Turmoil

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A U.S. Air Force decision awarding a $35 billion aircraft contract to a team including the European parent of Airbus landed like a bomb in Congress on...

Northrop Grumman Bids To Build Humvees For U.S. Military

Wall Street Journal | August Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northrop Grumman Corp. is seeking a contract potentially valued at billions of dollars to build vehicles to replace the Humvees that now provide basic...

Dubai's DAE Orders $27.2 Bil Worth Of Planes From Airbus, Boeing

Wall Street Journal | J. LYNN LUNSFORD, DANIEL MICHAELS and STEFANIA BIANCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a state-owned group created in 2006, Monday announced orders for as many as 100 planes each from Airbus and Boeing Co. for...

Airbus, Boeing: Jet Orders At Peak, Demand To Dwindle In '08

Bloomberg | Andrea Rothman, Massoud A. Derhally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airbus SAS and Boeing Co., the world's two largest planemakers, said 2007 will prove a peak year for orders, beating a record set in 2005, before dema...