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Shahien Nasiripour

House Democrats John Adler, Carolyn Maloney Move To Weaken Investor Protection Bill | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two House Democrats are planning to introduce amendments Tuesday to exempt small- and medium-sized companies from a key post-Enron reform. Consumer ad...

Shahien Nasiripour

House Panel Votes To Permanently Exempt Small Firms From Part Of Post-Enron Law | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A House panel voted Wednesday to permanently exempt more than half of all publicly traded companies from a seven-year-old post-Enron measure designed ...

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part IV

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

As late as 1970 no apartment sale in New York had ever exceeded $1,000,000. At today's River House, indeed, there is none for less.

To "Americans for Prosperity" Capitalism Is a Love Story

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The only distinguishing feature of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's "National Defending the American Dream Summit" was its astonishing homogeneity both in thought and in demography.

More Pigs at the Trough: What Enron and WorldCom Can Teach Us About Goldman and AIG

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

In 2003, when I wrote Pigs at the Trough, America's corporate crooks were largely playing with shareholders' money. The new batch of Pigs I cover in the just-released updated version is playing with taxpayer money -- trillions of it.

Defining Extravagance Up

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

It's admirable that our leaders now want to be frugal with our money but let's remember what the taxpayers themselves have been buying with money not rendered unto Uncle Sam.

Madoff Just the Start of Post-Bubble Scandals

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The $50-billion fraud, allegedly perpetrated by New York's Bernie Madoff, is a predictable outcome following the collapse of a speculative bubble. Big bubbles attract bigger crooks.


Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

Society does not work when it takes for granted the system's corruptibility. Make laws to protect society and expect them to be enforced.

Green Edge 9: Tim Sanders on Greening U.S. Workplaces

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

Tim Sanders visited with me in New York today on a tour to promote his new book, Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go...