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Recovery

Small Business Still Holding Back Recovery, Optimism Hits Record Low

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new Gallup poll shows that "The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index -- which measures small-business owners' perceptions of six measures of thei...

The Morality Disconnect

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The GOP have genuine disdain for the underclass. The truly sad part is that they've brainwashed poor Republicans into going along with their scheme to permanently quarantine the undesirables.

The Alcoholic/Addict's Art Of Self Sabotage

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

The alcoholic / addict knows when they are on the road to self sabotage. They know that their behavior will result in substantial and probable irreparable damage.

Invest $10 Billion in Gulf Recovery, Development Fund

Andy Brack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

If you listen to the rhetoric surrounding the Gulf oil disaster, much of the talk is about people getting their lives back to normal -- to how things were. But is this really the right focus? Just look at how things have been.

Surrounded by Addiction: An Opportunity to Open Your Heart to Unconditional Love

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

There are times that you may not like the behavior of an addict, but when you learn to love yourself, you will be able to reach out with love for the addict without demanding such love in return.

Haiti Storm Shreds Earthquake Survivors' Tents, Kills 5

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sudden, powerful storm that ripped through Haiti's battered capital destroyed thousands of tents in the homeless cam...

Lawrence Summers: 'America's Sensible Stance On Recovery'

ft.com | Lawrence Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Critics have complained that the continued commitment by the administration of President Barack Obama to support recovery in the short term and also t...

Recovery Movement Grassfires Ignited

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

My high school motto was "Great in '68". My colleague on the board of The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), Peter Palanca's, ...

Geithner Urges Action On Economy

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Washington is at risk of undercutting an already sluggish economic recovery if it fails to provide quick, add...

Handcuffs for Wall Street, Not Happy-Talk

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When you steal a lot of money, you go to jail. Obama doesn't just need tough talk for Wall Street, he needs to prosecute the frauds that were committed, and explain them to the American people.

Tax Cuts May Prove Better for Politicians Than for Economy

nytimes.com | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congressional midterm elections looming, the financial debate in Washington this fall will probably be consumed by one incendiary and expensive i...

Obama: Haiti Earthquake Relief Work Must Continue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — On the six-month anniversary of Haiti's deadly earthquake, President Barack Obama said a rapid international response saved lives b...

Our Electorate: America's Greatest Challenge

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

American voters are terribly misinformed. But they still get to vote; even though they're insufficiently qualified.

Next Bailout to Watch: The GOP and the Richest of the Rich

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

CEOs of the 50 corporations that cut the most jobs over the last two years received average bonuses higher than those paid to CEOs of the largest 500 businesses. You follow that? The CEOs who cut jobs got the largest rewards.

Productivity Falls, Labor Costs Rise: Good News For Workers

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — American companies experienced the largest drop in workplace productivity this spring in nearly four years and a rise in labor cost...

The Taxing Debate Over Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

The arguments on taxes are fraught with myths and lies. They distort the real issue confronting us -- declining tax receipts and a rapidly rising deficit.

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

American Educators And Aid Groups Help Haitian Schools Rebuild

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

American educators and aid groups are helping Haitian schools rebuild more than six months after January's 7.0 earthquake destroyed nearly 80 percent ...

Chrysler Emerges From its Dark Days

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In the year before we took office, the auto industry shed 431,300 jobs. But in the 13 months since GM and Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy, auto industry employment has increased by 76,300, a huge reversal.

Nearly 500,000 Have Abandoned Obama's Mortgage Aid Plan

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's flagship effort to help people in danger of losing their homes is falling flat. More than a third of th...

In Geithner's Fantasy World

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

It's evident from Geithner's view of the world that hard-working Americans can expect little help from the administration and even less from Congressional Republicans.

The Myth of Idle Recovery Dollars

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

When Recovery Act critics like Rep. Boehner talk about stopping the spending, they're essentially talking about taking away middle class tax cuts, leaving unemployed workers unexpectedly high and dry without an unemployment check.

Getting The Gulf Back to Work: Let's Remove Idle Oil Drilling Structures

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The more than 1,000 idle oil rigs and drilling structures in the Gulf of Mexico now provide us with a unique chance to create jobs and open up future economic opportunities throughout the Gulf region.

When Adults Play

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Play is defined by researchers as an activity that encourages positive emotions and allows people to complete high-order relational goals, such as get...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Finding Your Support Structure

Troy Roness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

When it comes to getting healthy, separating the 'vultures' from the 'sparrows' in your life is crucial in the battle of getting your life back on track.