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Elizabeth Warren Hailed As 'The New Sheriff' In Music Video (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel and professor of law at Harvard University, is getting some eye-catching support in a pro...

Shahien Nasiripour

Chris Dodd, Top Democrat, Fights Against Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was updated at 4:23 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Despite the outpouring of support for bailout watchdog Elizabeth Warren's candidac...

A Candid Conversation With Outsell's David Curle

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

From what I gathered during our interview, the law firm industry is making a fundamental shift. They are modernizing the shop, using social media to engage communities and demonstrate their legal expertise.

A Small Business Dilemma: Survival

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

This has been a long hard recession for small business. And though, officially, the recession is over, it has not ended for small businesses.

Top Ten Consumer Complaints: Consumer Federation of America

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Consumer Federation of America has come out with its list of the top ten complaints for 2009 based on a survey conducted with the National Associ...

How Much is Too Much?

DeAnn Friedholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DeAnn Friedholm

How can some nonprofit health insurers justify hiking premiums year after year when they are sitting on a mountain of surplus funds?

What's in a Name? The Power to Shift the Food System

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

If a stable food system is one in which farmers produce what consumers want, consumers know what they're getting, and consumers' decisions influence farmers' production plans, then full disclosure seems necessary.

Burt's Bees Are Busy on the Sustainability Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.A report from the headquarters of Burt's Bees. If you think about it, Burt's Bees -- maker of lip balms, skin cr...

In The Public Interest: My Top Ten List of Things to Watch For at Today's Wall Street Reform Conference

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

The good news is that both the House and Senate passed Wall Street reform bills including a strong, new, independent consumer agency.

80-Plus Groups Urge FDA, USDA to Change U.S. Position on Food Labeling

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

A proposed U.S. policy on food labeling would create major problems for American producers who want to label their products as free of genetically modified or engineered ingredients.

A Social Network Users Bill of Rights: You Decide

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Over the last week, IT specialists, academics, lawyers, journalists, activists, students and others met in San Jose for the annual Computers, Freedom ...

The Chemical Marketplace: PFOA

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microwave popcorn bags are often designed with a coating of fluorotelomers, which, when exposed to high temperatures, break down into PFOAs.

Why Pop-Ups Work Now

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.

Last week Trattoria 1910 opened in a bleak little alley a couple of blocks away from my university. The restaurant has been sold out every day since a...

What Obama Didn't Tell Us About Energy

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, when subsidies are measured according to how much electricity is generated, it's $.44 per megawatt for co...

Prop 17, Mercury Insurance Claims Mocked In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new advertisement by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald aims to derail Mercury Insurance Group's efforts to change the rules that ultimately det...

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.

Shahien Nasiripour

Dems Who Voted To Break Up Megabanks 2 Weeks Ago NOW Vote To Protect Their High Credit Card Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Of all the financial reform rules debated in the past few weeks, few would have impacted as many consumers as the one championed by Sen. Sheldon White...

Red Cross Cutbacks Puts Blood Safety At Risk, Workers May Strike

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

A national coalition of labor unions, consumers and health advocates called on the FDA Wednesday to crack down on the Red Cross's ongoing failures t...

In The Public Interest: Wall Street reform ain't over 'til it's over

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Mierzwinski

The baseball philosopher Yogi Berra said "it ain't over 'til it's over." Anyone watching the Senate battle over Wall Street reform knows that. And d...

Wall Street Rewards Its Own While Main Street Pays the Tab

T.A. Taylor-Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
T.A. Taylor-Hunt

Wall Street firms believe nothing has changed. The terrible truth is that so far, thanks to their own continued success in lobbying for their narrow interests, they are right.

Insiders Cash In Big, Consumers Pay Big Under New Energy Bill

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ernest Istook

For everyday Americans, the new climate bill is nothing to cheer, as it amounts to nothing more than a giant new energy tax.

State Sales Taxes Continue to Rise

Beth Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Pinsker

If you flip on the news or thumb through a newspaper these days, it's no secret that the federal government is facing a mounting deficit. Spending has...

Consumers Can't Wait Any Longer for Health Reform

Jim Guest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Guest

More than 70 years ago the Consumers Union called for affordable, reliable health care for all Americans. Now, after decades of failed proposals, broken promises, and political rancor, reform is in reach.

Green Dot vs. Kwedit: Innovation vs. Exploitation

Patrice Peyret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrice Peyret

In a prior post , I took a shot at venture capital firms' lackadaisical interest in funding financial services innovation. Now two recent events sign...

Senate Caving in to Wall Street Lobbyists

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

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