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Chris Kirkham

Stock Market Losses Threaten Recovery As Wealth Vanishes For Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

With consumer spending already declining in recent months, economists say the plunge in the stock markets over the past month could deal another signi...

CA's Pension Funds Lose $18 Billion After Market Plunges

AP | ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 10.10.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The turmoil on Wall Street has hit the nation's largest public pension fund, which lost about $18 billion off the value of ...

The Rancid Taste of Tea

Jim Worth | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Tea Party held the country hostage -- and won! Despite the posturing on both sides of the aisle over what they each achieved in the budget deal, ...

Why The Market Gods Are Angry

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

Let's hope that this relative market pinprick got someone's attention at the White House, or on the tour bus. Because the market's tendency is to ratchet up the pain for those who fail to recognize its message.

Elise Foley

Pelosi: Republicans May Need To See Markets Plunge To Support Debt Limit Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may not support raising the debt ceiling until the stock market takes a major plunge, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-...

What Dow Doesn't Want You to Know About Your Water (VIDEO)

Anna Lappé | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Anna Lappé

I believe in inclusiveness and engagement in discussing the future of our water, but I also believe we must pursue those principles within a context that is honest. To do otherwise is to participate in what is popularly called "greenwashing."

Protecting Your Post-Divorce Assets After Natural Disasters

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Divorced parents, more than anyone, can feel extremely vulnerable during disasters, especially if you are counting on investments to help you shore up...

Ask Customers to Use Less of Your Product: The Big Heresy

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Xerox and Waste Management are doing something mostly unheard of: they're working with customers to use less of their traditional product or service. That's a big shift in business as usual.

Obama: GM IPO Proves Government Made The Right 'Tough Decisions' On Rescue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated the return of a reborn General Motors to the U.S. stock market, saying it shows some ...

Investors Fell In Love With Bonds Again In 2010

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — Mutual fund investors were buying stock funds at the end of 2010. But they were trying to avoid risk through most of the year, as bond fund...

From Changing Diapers to Buying Your Own Island

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

When I first divorced, I, like most people, was overwhelmed with financial crises. With two houses to support (my ex's and mine), our expenses had do...

Being Truly Green

John Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Warner

The future of a truly sustainable industry will live or die on its ability to take raw inputs that are naturally clean and use them to form the same end products that we're already used to.

Repubs Winning, Dems Whining

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The Right's genius for manipulating people's sense of grievance, combined with liberals' weak brew of tepid policy proposals, leads voters to cast their ballots against their own economic interests.

'Help Wanted': The Sign Wall Street Really Wants To See

DailyFinance | DAN BURROWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

That's because traders and investors are just plain confused, Polcari says, as bulls and bears try to square the sharp recovery in corporate profits w...

Stock Market Falls After Bleak Jobs Report

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks fell to their lowest level in four months Friday after the government said hiring remains weak and another European country wa...

Citigroup TRADING ERROR Fueled Stock Market Crash Today: CNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: 6:39 P.M.: The lightning-fast drop in Procter & Gamble's stock price this afternoon may push the markets to unwind some trades, the CEO of ...

Stock Market CRASH Followed By Big Rebound: LIVE UPDATES

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Index plunged dropped by nearly 1,000 points today -- and then staged an amazing rebound. The news flooded Twitter. Check ...

The Last Ghost of War

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By Azadeh Shahshahani and John Zientowski Today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Mexico's Mutant Kernels Ripen After GM Corn Ban Reversed

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

Mexico's first crop of genetically modified maize - due to be harvested later this month - is stoking anxiety about the risks of biotechnology.

Dow Briefly Tops 11,000, Closes At 10,997

AP | IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The stock market closed at a new 18-month high Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly touching 11,000 before retreatin...

Friday Talking Points [123] -- A Working Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate has actually been dealing with many financial issues that will directly effect American consumers, and they've been doing so in an orderly way. You'd think this would be news.

Worst Advice in the World for Volatile Markets

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

When the markets go bonkers, the networks turn to the same "experts" to explain what's going on to viewers who were blindsided by their previous advice. It's not surprising that the new insights are just as defective as the old advice.

An Open Letter to Bob Costas

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith C. Carroll

I wanted to tell you that you're a paragon of journalists. Not for a moment have you revealed even the tiniest hint of emotion on your face. However, Bob, it's time to break up with your plastic surgeon.

Stocks Dive On Obama's Reform Announcements, China Housing News

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's plan to change the way big banks make their money plunged the stock market back into the fear and uncertaint...