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Blanche Lincoln's "Cross of Gold" Moment

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

To the surprise of many, Blanche Lincoln won her Arkansas Senate runoff. She did so as a modern-day William Jennings Bryan, standing up for farmers and pushing a strong Wall Street reform proposal to protect taxpayers.

Bank Reform Bait and Switch

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

When the Senate bank reform legislation passed in May, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it sent the message to Wall Street "no longer can you re...

Millions to Lose Unemployment Insurance

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

In one month, one million Americans are slated to lose their unemployment insurance.  Millions more will follow.  According to Judy Conti, F...

When Success in Business = Failure as a Human Being

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Business can allow human beings to fulfill their creative potential. It can provide great benefit to society. But it can also be used to promote falsehoods which end up hurting us all in the end.

Sexism and the Workplace: Have We Come a Long Way (Baby)?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The reality is that, even if you are a female executive at Goldman Sachs, you will never be part of the "boys' club" -- and guess what, it's still a boys' club.

Bernanke Approves Savings Banks for the Poor in the US

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Grameen will apply to act as a savings bank and will be partners with the largest Credit Union in the country to provide microcredit for the poor in the US.

Democrats Go Down on the Auto Bailout

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Passage of the $15 billion dollar bailout package for Detroit auto makers is far from a done deal. But should it pass, know that it did so because Democrats yet again folded like cheap lawn chairs.

Failure is Not an Option [* Some Exceptions Apply]

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Does this GOP retusal to tolerate subsidized failure mean the Republicans will give me my Iraq war tax money back? It might just have a better shot at success in Detroit than it did in Baghdad.

$14 billion auto bailout dies in Senate

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A $14 billion emergency bailout for U.S. automakers collapsed in the Senate Thursday night after the United Auto Workers refused to...