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LA Port Strike: 'A Billion Here, A Billion There...'

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
James Bryson Hyatt

$1-billion-a-day figure estimating the costs of the Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach strike was trotted out quickly and promoted widely, because it's attention-getting. And possibly, because it serves certain political objectives. But it's not accurate.

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

WATCH: STREET ART: Graffiti Artist Max Wiedemann On How To Make A Billion Dollars

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

A glass of champagne being forced into hand and fistfuls of dollar notes - albeit fakes - everywhere I turn, you'd think that I was well on my way to ...

Don't Tell Obama What Comes After "Trillion"

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shermer

Fortunately the federal government is nowhere near budgeting a quadrillion dollars, but $3.8 trillion is no chump change. Just how much is a trillion dollars? Here are some comparisons.

Senate Passes Pentagon Budget, War Funding Bill

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama weighs major shifts in strategy in the deteriorating mission in Afghanistan, the Senate on Tuesday passed a bi...