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OECD: Depression Will Be Averted

AP | EMMA VANDORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Haunted perhaps by the ghost of Herbert Hoover, global leaders have steered the world away from a 1930s-style Great Depression by a "ver...

Obama Should Save the Banks, Not the Bankers

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Real News

The Stimulus Package is dangerously small.

Why I Quit My Job And Bet On My Own Creativity

Lee Stranahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Stranahan

Once you take responsibility for your own time and creativity and start thinking about how you can add value to the world, this frightening economy starts to look different.

It's the Bedroom, Not the Boardroom

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dan Dorfman

The sexual appetite of many financially-strapped couples seems to be going the way of the hula hoop.

How A Modern Depression Might Look

Wall Street Journal | JUSTIN LAHART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the wake of the biggest financial shock since 1929, economists say the odds of a depression are less than 50-50 -- though still uncomfortably high....

Back to the Future

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

Although it may not be as much fun as the more recent version, the new normal will probably look more like the normal of my youth than the unsustainable glory days of the last 20 years.

Jobless rolls swell again as recession persists

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Hopes that the economy may be poised for a recovery got a splash of reality Thursday: The unemployment rolls are still getting bigg...

Drive Down Healthcare Costs By Driving Down Obesity

Duncan Quirk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Duncan Quirk

While Obama outline ways in which the American people have already made and continue to make sacrifices, he's missed out on the opportunity to ask for a sacrifice of time, energy, and our excess weight.

The Figure is Back...Again

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mark Mennin

As has happened so many times over history, the re-emergence of the Figure reaffirms that representational art will never die, as many art manifestos would like to declare in their very first sentence.

Fed Pres Lockhart: One Month Of Good News Is Not A Recovery

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) -- One month of improved data does not constitute an economic recovery and recession in the United States will last for at least a few...

Total jobless benefit rolls top 5.5M

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans filing initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuin...

AIG Anger and the Free Market Myth

Charles A. Clarkson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles A. Clarkson

What do the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the "free market" have in common? None of them exist.

The Obama Revolution

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

The Obama Revolution is more than a revolution of policy proposals, campaign decisions, and lofty rhetoric. It is a revolution in the way we think about ourselves and act on our convictions.

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

Wall Street, Geithner, and Defunct Economics Threaten Obama's Leadership

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

President Obama is in danger of making the same mistake Nelson Mandela made. Obama is abrogating power to shape the recovery of the US economy, and handing over the leadership to Wall Street and lesser mortals.

Recession: We're All in This Together, Part 4

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

There is no doubt that these are troubled times. But I have lately been reminded that all times do pass, and how you and I will come through this sto...

What Happened to Foresight and Common Sense?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Criticism of Timothy Geithner has been tantamount to an attack on Barack Obama in some quarters, but the truth is our president stuck his neck out for this guy.

World Government

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Malcomson

The FT columnist Gideon Rachman wrote a column a couple of months ago about the need for world government, and he got more and different readers than ...

Sluggish Economy Affects Number of College Girls Going Wild

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

Spring Break '09 showed the lowest amount of drunken women taking off their tops for video cameras ever.

Obama's New Strategy: Blaming Bush For Financial Mess

Washington Post | Scott Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that f...

White House: No Safer Investment Than US

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says there is no safer investment in the world than in the United States. Press secretary Robert Gibbs was respond...

USA Today Needs to Check Its Facts: The Priority is the Economy

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

Catherine Singley, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Earlier this week, our friends at the Immigration...

Misleading MSNBC Graphics Attribute Economic Decline to Obama

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past few days, MSNBC has repeatedly used misleading graphics of the Dow Jones industrial average showing a decline since the beginning of Novem...

International Women's Day: Nary a Whisper, get Out the Kevlar

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

The oversight of women's contributions on International Women's Day, and every day, matters -- as do our assumptions about what women, and mothers, can and can't do.

Buffett On CNBC: Economy Has "Fallen Off A Cliff"

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher un...