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Berkeley-Based Coffee Brand Acquired For Near $1 Billion

AP | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Peet's Coffee & Tea is being taken private by a German conglomerate for approximately $977.6 million. Privately held Joh. ...

States With The Highest And Lowest Credit Card Debt

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans cut down their credit card debt by 11 percent last year, compared to 2010, according to a new report by Credit Karma. 24...

Consumer Spending Falls For First Time In Nearly Two Years

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June to post the first decline in nearly two years as incomes barely rose, a ...

Both Imports And Exports Fell In February

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Doug Palmer) - The trade deficit shrank in February as imports fell more than exports, according to a government report on Tuesday ...

Larry Summers: 'No Question' U.S.-China Relations More Important Than The Cold War

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No longer head of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council, economist Larry Summers has no reason to bite his lip anymore. In the most recen...

A Dozen Ways to Eliminate the Middle Class

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Shachtman

Cleaning out my files at year's end, I came across notes that I wrote in early 2002 on a dozen ways to eliminate America's middle class through the actions of government and private industry.

Go Below the Surface to See the Real Eco-Disaster from the Gulf Oil Spill

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Consensus is building that we need to break our addiction to oil at home through individual action as well as by moving forward with government reform

Outrageous and Excessive Holiday Deals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A big part of the enticement of holiday shopping is getting "deals." Here at HuffPost Green, we think that the frenzy around Black Friday and holiday...

Obama's Global Challenge

Marco Trbovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marco Trbovich

America's energy future is a goods news, bad news joke. The good news is that America has enough domestic resources to meet its energy needs. The bad news is, the resource is coal.