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Goldman Staffers Are Probably Panicking Right Now

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra Jan 17 (Reuters) - Top executives at Goldman Sachs have been considering deep cuts to staffing levels and pay ...

Where Are the Women Speakers on Expert Panels, and Does It Matter?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

I have been the only women on several panels; perhaps even felt like the token one. I don't know whether a pledge/boycott approach to drive more women onto panels is the right thing to do, but it does draw attention to a glass ceiling issue that needs to be addressed.

The Real Motivation Behind Walmart's Buy American Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Walmart pledged earlier this week to buy more American-made goods, billing the move as a way to grow the U.S. economy. It's not just patriotism fu...

Major Banks To Fork Over Huge Sum To Troubled Borrowers

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley will pay $557 million in cash and other assistance to troubled borrowers ...

LOOK: 10 Junk Food Slogans You Can Blame Your Addiction On

Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola launched an ad campaign to address obesity for the first time ever. But the push, aimed at convincing consumers that obes...

Great News For Goldman

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said its fourth-quarter earnings nearly tripled, driven by big gains in stock and bond values, increased re...

GOP Governor Pitches Radical Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Tuesday became the second Republican governor in the last week to propose ending his stat...

Jamie Dimon's Pay Slashed Over London Whale Loss

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- America's best-known banker is getting a big pay cut. JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that it will dock the pay of CEO Jamie Dimon by more ...

House Dems Resurface Health Care Public Option

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A group of House Democrats are surfacing the health care public option as a way of reducing the deficit, revisiting an approach suggested by President...

Organic Brands From Australia Making Inroads in the U.S. Market

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

Marketing organic products is a rapidly-growing trend in the U.S., but one of the up and coming players might surprise you -- the Australians. Once th...

Lance Armstrong: The Postal Service's New Revenue Source?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

The bad news is that Lance Armstrong isn't as cool as we once thought he was. But the good news is that the U.S. Postal Service may have found a new s...

Managing Well: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Approachability

David Peck | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
David Peck

Personable and professional are not mutually exclusive -- rather, they are complementary. If you are frustrated with not getting important information on a timely basis from your people, it helps to suspect your own level of approachability.

Goldman Scraps Controversial Bonus Plan

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

* Goldman scraps plan to exploit lower UK tax - source * Mervyn King says Goldman plan was "depressing" * King warns pla...

Fitch's Dire Debt Ceiling Warning

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

LONDON -- The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there's a delay in raising the country's deb...

Why The Middle Class Is Slipping Away

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

* Last year saw 200,000 more low-income families in U.S. -report * Despite jobs, more families can't pay basic expenses ...

Ex-Owner: Marriott's Secret Deal Forced My Hotel Into Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A former hotel owner sued Marriott International Inc on Monday, accusing the hospit...

Starbucks' CEO: Washington Is 'Sapping The Lifeblood' Out Of America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz isn’t happy with Washington. The chief executive, known getting involved in politics, ripped into lawmakers over th...

Madoff Blasts Wall Street Practice In Letter From Jail

Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

If you ask Bernie Madoff, Wall Street has a major pay problem on its hands. In a letter to CNBC from prison, the infamous Ponzi schemer wrote that...

WATCH: Paul Krugman Rips Jon Stewart

Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman would like Jon Stewart to take the whole trillion-dollar coin thing a little bit more seriously. Stewart mocked the idea on his show ...

How Goldman Is Helping Its Bankers Avoid Taxes

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering delaying bonus payments in the U.K. until after April 6, when the top rate of income tax ...

No Plan B For The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: There's No Plan B This Time...

Bad News For UPS

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

By Sara Webb and Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM, Jan 14 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc said it would drop its 5.2 b...

Climate Change This Week: Solar CrowdFunding, Wild Arctic Times, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Profoundly Impacting Americans already, reads the draft of the new US National Climate Assessment, reports Robert McKie at the UK Gu...

London Whale Threatens Jamie Dimon's Bonus

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

JPMorgan Chase will likely slash the bonus of its CEO Jamie Dimon over the bank's major trading loss earlier this year, according to a Wall Street Jou...

Krugman: Republicans Are Engaging In 'Hostage Taking'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman on Sunday accused the Republican leadership of holding the country hostage. The Nobel-Prize winning economist and New York Times colum...