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Which Way Wednesday - Waiting on the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Waiting to cut out the deadwood Waiting to clean up the city Waiting to weed out the weaklings Waiting for the final solution To str...

The Obscure Airline Term You Need To Know About Before Booking Flights

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You booked a flight to London from your local airport with a stop at New York-JFK along the way. Both hops have the same flight number, so it must be a "direct" flight - meaning it's the same plane all the way, even though it stops once. Right? Not necessarily.

News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Readers -- and taxpayers -- should take these corporate connections into account when assessing the objectivity of pro-bomber pieces like the Mitchell Institute report. Of course, even interested parties can be right some of the time. But that is not the case with respect to the new bomber.

A Dangerous Precedent, an Act of Desperation in the Ex-IM Bank Saga

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A discharge petition is generally a tool used by the minority to usurp control of the House floor from the majority. This is a pretty brazen move for the Republicans who signed on, as it essentially cedes control of the House floor to the Democrats. It's also an historical move.

Pilot in Command: Remembering an Aviator Who Changed the World

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Sabra Gertsch

He believed the B-47 Stratojet was the most elegant machine he'd ever seen and insisted it was the crown jewel of the jet age. His fearless acrobatics trained the large jet to toss a nuclear bomb, and he logged more hours flying that swept-wing wonder than any other Boeing test pilot.

Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

China's Xi Vows Better Investment Climate As Boeing Announces China Plant

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

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Privatizing the Apocalypse

Jonathan Alan King | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Alan King

Nuclear weapons have been in the headlines for years and yet all attention in this period has been focused on Iran. Almost never in the news, on the other hand, are the perfectly real arsenals that could actually wreak havoc on the planet, especially our own.

Corporate Image: The Critical Foundation of Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.06.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Once you craft your corporate image, you need to protect it. The more successful you are, the more jealous competitors, angry customers, and those with an agenda will attack you. You have to be prepared with the following three sets of procedures.

On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Ted Cruz Blasts Big Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

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Bury the Export-Import Bank: Reduce Federal Liabilities, Increase Economic Fairness

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Export-Import Bank died when its charter expired at the end of June. After 81 years, what is commonly known as Boeing's Bank headed toward Washington's trash bin.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.19.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Why the Real Winners in the GE Succession Race Were Boeing's Stockholders

George Bradt | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
George Bradt

At the end of the race to follow Jack Welch as CEO of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt became CEO and Bob Nardelli and Jim McNerney left the company. McNerney's just announced retirement from Boeing presents an opportunity to look at these three executives' longer-term impact.

SpaceX - Fall Down, Get Back Up - Unless Congress Keeps Them Down

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.

Scared of Flying? 25 Explanations for the Strange Sounds You Hear in a 747

Quora | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Quora

Ok. I used to work at Boeing and repaired the computerized part of the machines which put together 747's. People not familiar with airplanes are scared because they are forced to be quiet and go along with acting normal while stuck in a tube hurtling through the air at 600 miles an hour, and 30,000 feet above the earth. What could go wrong?

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Christine Negroni

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th?

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Boeing Dreamliner's Heart-Stopping Near-Vertical Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel

Talk about showing off. Boeing posted a clip on YouTube of its 787-9 Dreamliner passenger jet taking off and rising at such a steep angle that it ...

Father's Day Special: Great Vacations for Every Type Of Dad

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

So you've got the world's #1 dad and this year you want to give him something a little more special than a portable power generator from Sharper Image, eh? Not to worry; we've got you covered.

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

Detroit South: What the South Is (and Isn't) Doing for Auto Manufacturing

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

Companies Profiting The Most From War

24/7 Wall St. | Mark Lieberman & Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Billions upon billions spent every year.