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U.S. Airlines -- On a 'Collusion' Course?

Frank Islam | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

In the United States, over the past decade or so, planes have been disappearing too -- as routes and flights have been eliminated or cutback. The apparent reason for this is due to a lack of competition.

Squeezing the Yahoos: The Airline Business Model

Frank Islam | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

Squeeze the yahoos. Squeeze them till it hurts. That appears to be the current airline business model for customer pricing, seating, luggage storage, amenities, service, and communication management.

The Beauty and Danger of Acceptance

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Searching for a simple formula to offer our lives guidance often leaves us wondering aimlessly, unable to lean into true north. We live in a culture t...

Energy Exports Are Good! But!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Unlimited exports of U.S. natural gas without restoring honest supply-and-demand-based markets worldwide will permit us to kiss goodbye to the jobs that would have been created, as gas prices will be pumped to artificially determined world levels, much to the glee of the 'oil patch.'

Zach Carter

FTC Gives Major Music Merger The All-Clear | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday voted to approve Universal Music Group's controversial acquisition of EMI with no strings attach...

Firefox Collusion Tracks the Companies Tracking You Online

Brett Greene | Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

With each click of the mouse we leave breadcrumb trails of our interests, needs and websites we stumble upon. But the majority of the companies that track us online and collect data on our activities never asked for permission.

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Confrontation: The Real Path To Collaboration

Beth Green | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

It's time for us to let go of our excuses about negative behaviors in ourselves and others. It's time for us to have faith that we can get better. It's time to speak plainly. This is the only way we can truly have one another's backs.

Goldman, Citigroup Among Large Banks Targeted By EU Over Alleged Collusion

AP | By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

BRUSSELS -- The EU's competition watchdog is investigating the practices of some the world's biggest banks, as well as a market data firm and a cleari...

The Wal-Mart/Netflix Conspiracy: Bad Movie

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

In 2005, Wal-Mart and Netflix announced that the companies' two online retail sites would "promote each other's core business." Now, the deal is back in the headlines -- but with a negative spin.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

Gentlemen's Agreements -- When Collusion Undermines Capitalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Collusion -- whether in OPEC or the MLB -- allows companies to benefit from anti-competitive behavior such as price fixing while the consumer suffers.

Changing of the Guard

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Sports labor unions, like the MLBPA, have achieved their goal of giving voice to the interests and concerns of those talented athletes who make a living as entertainers.

A Business Model for the Great Recession

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Major League Baseball should use its potential financial crisis strategically to think long-term about the business of America's Game.