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Veep Pick Paul Ryan Lobbied On Behalf Of Companies Who Gave Him Campaign Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent years, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has increasingly held himself to a higher standard than the rest of Congress when it comes to ...

Flight To Safety: What To Do With Your (Remaining) Money After Stock Market Delivers A Drubbing

Pamela Yellen | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Investors have short memories. Keeping that in mind, you might want to print this column and save it at the ready. It is timely reading this week and without any doubt will be again -- sooner than any of us want to admit.

Can We Preserve the American Dream Without Sacrifice?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Delayed gratification. From an early age, we teach our children that work before play is a vital part of growing up. Whether it is homework before gam...

GM's Challenge for Tea Partiers: More Cash for Clunkers?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

WASHINGTON -- Here is a test for the new Republican majority headed for the House of Representatives under the banner of cutting the budget deficit, e...

NO DEAL: Discounts On Cars Are Disappearing

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — For years, Americans shopping for cars were treated to all sorts of deals and incentives, especially at the end of summer. Think Cash ...

Poison at the Tea Party

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

In their zeal to live free from outside interference, the tea parties are shooting at the wrong target. They would be right to be angry with an oil i...

Time for a "Cash for Water Clunkers" Program

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Here is a long-overdue idea for an additional piece of "stimulus" for local economies, and one that won't cost any money in the long run - indeed, it ...

What's Wrong with Politics and Politicians?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Americans are frustrated, and our leaders are not listening. It has been an awful two years since the economy tanked due to the sub-prime mortgage deb...

Future Cars, Now: The Next Steps To Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.

Winning and Losing Companies Under the New Health Care Bill

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

In the simplest of words, the health care reform bill has become a Cash for Clunkers program for HMOs. Let's take a look at some of the bigger winners and losers.

Rounding GM's Square Wheels

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.

Christmas Letter 2009

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

The GDP of Stimulus

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

According to Third Quarter reports, the Great American Recession is over. Are those numbers to be believed? The smart money is skeptical; you should be too.

GMAC Asks For $2.8 Billion More In Taxpayer Money

Wall Street Journal | DAN FITZPATRICK and DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. government is likely to inject $2.8 billion to $5.6 billion of capital into the Detroit company, on top of the $12.5 billion that GMAC has re...

Retail Sales Up 1.4 Percent In October On Big Boost From Auto Sales

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Improved retail sales gave Wall Street a boost Monday but provided little hope for a robust holiday shopping season that might invi...

An In-Depth Look at the GDP Report

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

The long awaited GDP report is out. Notice it wasn't just durable goods that saw increases: non-durable goods and services also increased. And not by small amounts.

Hyundai and Kia Gain During Recession

Oct. 20, 2009 | Chris Isidore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In a year of unprecedented turmoil for the U.S. auto industry, one major car maker has emerged as a winner. And that compan...

Detroit Needs Housing Rebound To Spur Pickup Sales

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — At Kevin Haner's construction company in Las Vegas, three of the four Dodge Ram pickup trucks are starting to get a little old. He may...

Ford Posts $1B Profit In Third Quarter, Forecasts A "Solidly Profitable" 2011

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — One of the troubled Detroit Three automakers, Ford, is making money again and looking for better times in no more than two yea...

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...

One Spin You Won't Hear From Republicans About Tuesday's Election

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What you won't hear the spinners crowing about is the shocking punch to the gut the GOP took in upstate New York's 23rd Congressional District, where a Democrat won for the first time in over 100 years.

Taxpayers Paid $24,000 Per Car Under Cash For Clunkers Program

CNN Money | Peter Valdes-Dapena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A total of 690,000 new vehicles were sold under the Cash for Clunkers program last summer, but only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not hav...

'Cash For Appliances' Announcement Expected Within Weeks

washingtonpost.com | Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the heels of its ballyhooed "Cash for Clunkers" program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of ano...

Consumer Spending Falls In September, Biggest Drop In Nine Months

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Flat incomes suggest more weakness ahead in consumer spending, reinforcing concerns about a ho-hum holiday shopping season and a sl...

Colorado Tesla Buyers Get $42,083 Tax Rebate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just in time for the new Tesla dealership in Boulder, the state of Colorado is offering a jaw-dropping head-scratching tax rebate on "alternative fuel...