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Magazine Corrects Work Published 155 Years Ago

Posted 04.12.2013 | Media

One hundred and fifty-five years after it snubbed Dr. John Snow in his obituary, The Lancet is taking it back. The British medical journal noted t...

Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How fitting that Dan Quayle, a bumbling excuse for a vice president of the United States, should end up as a top executive of a $20 billion private equity firm mired in controversy.

Treasury Secretaries of Administrations Past Petition For Volcker Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 'Volcker Rule' got fresh support this morning when five former Treasury Secretaries endorsed the key financial regulation in a letter to the Wall ...

Snow, Quayle, Feinberg and Merkin: This Is Who Gets Our Bailout Money?

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis O'Brien

As a completely unregulated private equity partnership, Cerberus has no public reporting requirements. In fact, they are now refusing to disclose their finances even after the bailout.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, John Snow, Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury, claimed that one of the causes of the mortgage meltdown was that, in its zeal to increase homeownership, the Bush administration "forgot" that people had to be "able to afford their houses." Perfectly understandable. And it explains so much: Bush and company didn't mean to illegally torture prisoners at Gitmo -- they simply "forgot" torture was illegal. They didn't mean to trample civil rights -- they simply "forgot" about the Constitution. They didn't gin up phony intel to hype us into war -- they simply "forgot" that WMD had to be real. Turns out their guiding principle has been Steve Martin's classic catch-all defense: "I forgot!" So, will Bush's parting words be, "Well, excuuuuuse me!"?

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Crash Test

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amy Ephron

I know that 600,000 jobs hang in the balance over the auto industry bailout, but wait, I have a solution. Why don't we convert the factories to alternative energy sector plants?

Who is a Top Exec at Cerberus/Chrysler?!?!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Whew! I thought Cerberus might really be in over their heads with their purchase of Chrysler from Daimler. Now that we know Dan Quayle is on the front lines, though, we can sleep a little sounder this evening.

Alan Greenspan Joins Hedge Fund

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge fund manager John Paulson, who earned billions of dollars last year by betting against the housing market, said on Tuesday that former Federal R...

Top 10 Worst Business Deals

Time | Bill Saporito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

#1. The Public Invests in Blackstone Group It was only a matter of time before the private equity firms let the public in on the game -- for an infla...