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Steven Rattner

'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Are 'Globalization's' Costs Inevitable?

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

You hear often that we "live in a global world now." It's inevitable -- a force of nature -- so don't fight it, they say. This is endlessly repeated, as if we weren't in a "global" world when the first camel crossed a border or the first sailing ship crossed a sea.

A Lemon Under the GM Bailout Hood

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

When you look under the hood of President Obama's auto bailout and take it for a test drive, you learn it's a lemon. Sorry, Mr. President. No sale.

China Myopia

Jeremy Haft | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Jeremy Haft

China isn't our bogeyman and it isn't our savior. We need to stop seeing China through a distorting rear view mirror. It informs bad policy and feeds into the fashionable, but false, narrative of American decline.

Romney's Tall Tales About Private Equity

New York Times | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

PRESIDENT OBAMA started his general election campaign by taking aim at Mitt Romney’s job creation record at Bain, setting off a lively debate over t...

What 'Once Upon A Car' Can Teach Us About the Auto Industry, and Detroit

David Kiley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

The city of Detroit is still weak and gasping to avoid bankruptcy. In the event of a bankruptcy, the city's union contracts will be torn up, debts eliminated and renegotiated. It would be painful, just as it was for GM and Chrysler.

It's (Still) All About (Manufacturing) Jobs

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's hard to believe that nearly four years into the worst Recession since the Second World War, while mired in a jobless recovery of unprecedented length and magnitude, we continue to hear that manufacturing jobs don't matter.

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

Ex-'Car Czar' To Pay $10 Million To End Pension Scandal Lawsuits

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The investment banker who helped lead the Obama administration's auto industry overhaul has agreed to pay $10 million to settle influence...

Ex-'Car Czar' Reportedly Close To Settlement On Pay-To-Play Scandal

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday postponed a vote to settle a case with the Obama administration's former auto in...

Steve Rattner Wants Retaliation For 'Bully' Cuomo

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — In his four years as New York's attorney general, Andrew Cuomo had his way with Wall Street, muscling banks and bankers into paying fines...

Ex-'Car Czar' Settles SEC Charges, Then Gets Hit With Another Lawsuit

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's former auto czar agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle civil charges over his role in an influen...

Manicurist Hit With Corruption Charges -- Know What I'm Sayin'?

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

You ever wonder where so many popular but annoying sayings come from? How do these things even get started? You know? So, like, you know, just sayin',...

What Exactly Can Fix The Economy? Pundits Offer Few Solutions

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pundits seem to agree that the anticipated Congressional deadlock won't help the economy. And yet they insist on proposing legislative solutions to th...

Making it

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

A commentator looking to take down a Wall Street macher could do worse than setting his sights on Steven Rattner. The former New York Times reporter, ...

Dope, Dopes and Dopamine: The Problem With Money

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

For me, the most powerful moment of Inside Job was something the CEO of a large bank said. "We can't control our greed," the CEO acknowledged, in a rare moment of candor and insight. "You should regulate us more."

Rattner's Case Just Another Chapter in a Frightening New Trend

David Spencer Seconi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Spencer Seconi

When pension funds are caught up in scandals, it is not the embarrassment of the funds that should be making headline news, but rather the fact that they are playing with future security of millions of workers.

Marcus Baram

Former Car Czar: 'TARP Saved Our Country,' GM Bailout Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former car czar Steven Rattner, whose new book, "Overhaul", has been making waves as the first tell-all book to come out of the Obama administration, ...

Car Czar Steven Rattner On Saving Detroit, From His Book 'Overhaul'

wsj.com | STEVEN RATTNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The week after his 2008 election, in Chicago, at President Barack Obama's first substantive sit-down with his economic advisers, it was conceded that ...

I Can Tell You About Steven Rattner's Tell-All

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Steven Rattner, the onetime New York Times reporter, former investment banker, would-be private equity media mogul, Hillary Clinton mega-fundraiser, a...

Happy F**kin' Labor Day!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Dear Rahm Emanuel, I read this week that during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F**k the UAW!" Let me give you a little f**king lesson.

Marcus Baram

Rahm Emanuel's 'F--k The UAW': White House Pushes Back On Account In Rattner Book, UAW Prez Responds

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated The White House is forcefully pushing back on former car czar Steve Rattner's upcoming book about his time in Washington,...

Marcus Baram

EXCLUSIVE: Car Czar's Tell-All Book Pulls No Punches On Auto Bailout

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SCROLL DOWN for our slideshow of the book's revelations In "Overhaul", his upcoming chronicle of his reign as "car czar," Steven Rattner offers an in...

SEC: Steven Rattner, Former Car Czar, Should Be BARRED From Wall Street

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York's pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. ...

Steven Rattner Caught Up In Pension Probe

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — State and federal investigators probing a pay-to-play scandal at New York's giant government pension fund have turned up the heat in ...