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New Survey Shows Consumers Are Possibly Blind To Economic Realities

Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Still riding the holiday shopping high, Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy than they have in almost a year, according to data rel...

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon's Plan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That's the question everyone should be ask...

A Lesson From Occupy Wall Street

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

Although OWS is largely a shape-shifting cloud of ideas and frustrations, there is one concrete solution emanating from the tents worth noting: bold, visionary investment in America's infrastructure.

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Makes Appeal To Iowa Moderates And Undecided Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- As Ron Paul falls behind Mitt Romney in the polls, he is attempting to win over moderates and undecided voters, telling them ...

Catherine New

More Americans Charged The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

In a turnaround from last year, shoppers were not afraid to pull out the plastic this holiday season. Spending on credit cards jumped 7 percent in Nov...

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies.

6 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

You've had it with the holidays. It's run, run, run, spend, spend, spend. You are actually happy when they are over. So how can you get through the holidays, and maybe actually enjoy them?

Focus Turns To House After Senate Defeats Crucial Expiring Provision

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Courting disaffected conservatives, House Republican leaders offered Friday to overturn a pair of Obama administration environmenta...

Managing Money To Maximize Happiness

Laura Rowley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

A new survey by MetLife finds the economic crisis and continuing malaise has people age 47 to 65 rethinking their personal priorities. A whopping 90% ...

Stores Aim To Continue Shopping Momentum After Black Friday

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Jessica Wohl) - U.S. retailers moved from the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season to the next phase on Saturday...

Why the Tea Party Is Doomed to Fail

Andrew Veselka | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Andrew Veselka

There is a major flaw in the Tea Party's over-simplistic plan to fix America: it is impossible to actually implement.

13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills To Skyrocket

SavvySugar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women

To err is human; to make budgeting mistakes, totally human as well. Most people are not aware of the little budget traps we get caught in, because lif...

House Takes Up Controversial Amendment

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, t...

America's Love-Hate Relationship with Wealth

J.D. Roth | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

:link { color: blue } :visited { color: purple } I was on the road for the past two months, first in Chicago, and then in Bolivia and Pe...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Stock Market Declines Weaken Economic Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

In an economy already beset by deep troubles in housing and elevated joblessness, the stock market is now working as yet another source of anxiety tha...

Bursting Leon Panetta's Spending Spin Bubble (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley

Americans hit hardest by the jobs crisis are fighting their own battles here at home, and we're standing with them. It's time Washington D.C. get on the right side of the line in the sand.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Krugman Argues For Spending Similar To World War II

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economist and New York Times columnist, said Tuesday that the United States needs to spend on a scale ...

The H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.S.Y. Act: Making Politicians Mean What They Say, or Else...

Scott Baker | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Scott Baker

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that: "A Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Huffington Post with three separate federal agencies ...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Softens Social Security Rhetoric Before Florida Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) -- who is hard to outflank from the right and is a favorite with Tea Party Republicans -- is getting r...

Jennifer Bendery

Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Coalition To Speed Up Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – More than 30 House lawmakers banded together Thursday to form a new bipartisan coalition aimed at expediting disaster aid to areas hit ...

The Debit Is in the Details

Len Hollie | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

In August, the Federal Reserve imposed a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Why is that important? In addition to banks, consumers may be the biggest losers.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Hits Back At Bachmann Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry this week came under fire from both of the other two top candidates in the Republican presidential primary, and on Thursday a...

Jennifer Bendery

Spending Fight Could Slow Emergency Aid For Hurricane Irene Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Unlikely To Sink Money Into Rebuilding Libya, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when the country couldn't be more fixated on cutting spending, a revolution taking place thousands of miles away is presenting...