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Veep Pick Paul Ryan Lobbied On Behalf Of Companies Who Gave Him Campaign Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent years, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has increasingly held himself to a higher standard than the rest of Congress when it comes to ...

Flight To Safety: What To Do With Your (Remaining) Money After Stock Market Delivers A Drubbing

Pamela Yellen | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Investors have short memories. Keeping that in mind, you might want to print this column and save it at the ready. It is timely reading this week and without any doubt will be again -- sooner than any of us want to admit.

Can We Preserve the American Dream Without Sacrifice?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Delayed gratification. From an early age, we teach our children that work before play is a vital part of growing up. Whether it is homework before gam...

GM's Challenge for Tea Partiers: More Cash for Clunkers?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

WASHINGTON -- Here is a test for the new Republican majority headed for the House of Representatives under the banner of cutting the budget deficit, e...

Poison at the Tea Party

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In their zeal to live free from outside interference, the tea parties are shooting at the wrong target. They would be right to be angry with an oil i...

Time for a "Cash for Water Clunkers" Program

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is a long-overdue idea for an additional piece of "stimulus" for local economies, and one that won't cost any money in the long run - indeed, it ...

What's Wrong with Politics and Politicians?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans are frustrated, and our leaders are not listening. It has been an awful two years since the economy tanked due to the sub-prime mortgage deb...

Future Cars, Now: The Next Steps To Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.

Winning and Losing Companies Under the New Health Care Bill

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

In the simplest of words, the health care reform bill has become a Cash for Clunkers program for HMOs. Let's take a look at some of the bigger winners and losers.

Rounding GM's Square Wheels

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.

An In-Depth Look at the GDP Report

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

The long awaited GDP report is out. Notice it wasn't just durable goods that saw increases: non-durable goods and services also increased. And not by small amounts.

Hyundai and Kia Gain During Recession

Oct. 20, 2009 | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In a year of unprecedented turmoil for the U.S. auto industry, one major car maker has emerged as a winner. And that compan...

One Spin You Won't Hear From Republicans About Tuesday's Election

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What you won't hear the spinners crowing about is the shocking punch to the gut the GOP took in upstate New York's 23rd Congressional District, where a Democrat won for the first time in over 100 years.

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...

Christmas Letter 2009

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

Taxpayers Paid $24,000 Per Car Under Cash For Clunkers Program

CNN Money | Peter Valdes-Dapena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold under the Cash for Clunkers program last summer, but only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have...

The GDP of Stimulus

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

According to Third Quarter reports, the Great American Recession is over. Are those numbers to be believed? The smart money is skeptical; you should be too.

Colorado Tesla Buyers Get $42,083 Tax Rebate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just in time for the new Tesla dealership in Boulder, the state of Colorado is offering a jaw-dropping head-scratching tax rebate on "alternative fuel...

'Cash For Appliances' Announcement Expected Within Weeks

washingtonpost.com | Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the heels of its ballyhooed "Cash for Clunkers" program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of ano...

GMAC Asks For $2.8 Billion More In Taxpayer Money

Wall Street Journal | DAN FITZPATRICK and DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. government is likely to inject $2.8 billion to $5.6 billion of capital into the Detroit company, on top of the $12.5 billion that GMAC has re...

Why the Dow is Hitting 10,000 While Everyone Else is Cutting Back

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Regardless of what you call it -- Keynesianism, socialism, or just pragmatism -- government's expansion is doing wonders for business, especially big business and Wall Street.

Uncle Sam's Not-So-Graceful Exit from Real Estate

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The Fed and the Treasury have to take the training wheels off the wobbly financial system without tipping it back into chaos.

Five Ways President Obama Changed My Life - An Inspirational Video

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

I asked Robin, a college classmate of mine, if I could video tape her story, and she proceeded to rattle off five tangible ways her life has been improved by the efforts of our president.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Finding Your Next Set Of Wheels

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Costco shopping carts Costco carts are humongous and totally lacking in style. But that's part of their charm. In fact, it's the only part of their charm.

An Honest Display of Lying

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

What's the point of having a discussion with someone when you already know the outcome? "So, what did you think of your boy Obama's speech the other night?" I was asked on the train.