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Feds Admit They're Not Growing Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

The government is the second largest component of the U.S. economy, making up one-fifth of all economic activity. But federal, state and local gov...

Insurers Brace for Stormy Weather as the World Warms

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Mindy S. Lubber

We need responsible action to slow, stop and reverse the accumulation of carbon pollution threatening dangerous changes to our climate. The insurance industry gets it.

Bio-Terror Fears Halt Bird Flu Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — Scientists who created easier-to-spread versions of the deadly bird flu said Friday they're temporarily halting more research, as i...

We're Sorry, You're Not Allowed to Read This

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kumi Naidoo

More than ever, the networked world is holding corporate interests accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses. Don't let people power be silenced. Stop corporate censorship of the internet.

Chrysler, Fiat One Step Closer To Merging Into One Of The World's Leading Automakers

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

MILAN/DETROIT, Jan 5 (Stephen Jewkes and Bernie Woodall) - Italy's Fiat SpA has raised its stake in Chrysler Group LLC by 5 percent to 58.5 percen...

Federal Government Needs to Send a Clearer Message -- and a Strong One

Dan Kildee | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Dan Kildee

The bottom line is that communities are faced with growing costs from abandonment when they can least afford it and they are struggling to find creative ways to address the needs of government for revenue and communities for relief.

Meryl Streep Plans To Open Museum

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Meryl Streep will appear as Margaret Thatcher in the new film, "The Iron Lady," but the Oscar-winning actress has more on her mind that merely playing...

NEA Budget Gets Hit While Smithsonian Budget Sees An Increase

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

As a result of the spending bill that passed Friday, allegedly to avoid a government shutdown, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National En...

Is The Over-50 Generation To Blame For America's Broken Government?

CNN | Ruben Navarrette | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

Could it be that the reason our government is broken is because of which generation is running things? Authors Morley Winograd and Michael Hais thi...

Four Americans Get Top-Grade Pot From U.S. Government

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

EUGENE, Ore. — Sometime after midnight on a moonlit rural Oregon highway, a state trooper checking a car he had just pulled over found pot on a ...

Private Sector Approach at U.S. Aid Agency: Can Tough Measures Aid U.S. Jobs?

Dan Silverstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

In the stock market the smart money knows "if you're going to panic, panic early". The same is true for entrepreneurs when it comes to recognizi...

An Entrepreneurial Way to Rebuild America

Robert E. Litan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Robert E. Litan

America can get the infrastructure it truly needs without adding to the deficit if policy makers would enable the private sector to do the job.

Nine Government Investments That Made Us an Industrial Economic Leader

William Lazonick | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The history of U.S. government support of industry shows that, far from eschewing a developmental role, it is plausible to argue that from the 19th century up to the present the United States has possessed the world's foremost developmental state.

How to Save the U.S. Postal Service

Spencer Green | Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Put hallucinogens in stamp adhesives to make sending mail fun again.

Disaster Insurance: Many Don't Have Enough To Rebuild Home After Disaster

Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ben Berkowitz) - Nearly one in five homeowners does not have enough insurance to rebuild his home if it is destroyed in a disaster, mark...

What's Happening to America?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

A decade ago, I read a book that made a lasting impression on me. It was a memoir called Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner, who had recently passed ...

Considering a Trip to Cuba? Be Careful

Ronen Paldi | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

There may well come a day when all of the restrictions that prevent an American traveler from visiting Cuba are lifted. That day has not yet come.

What The Feds Know About Cutting Waste -- And Why They Don't Succeed

AOL Government | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

A recent survey of government employees revealed that federal workers have a strong desire, and many ideas, on how government needs to be restructured...

Top Ten Deleted Phrases From the Declaration of Independence (SLIDESHOW)

James Napoli | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Every great piece of history-making writing has to have gone through a first draft, right? Here are the ten most notable highlights from the rejected Declaration material.

Starbucks Sued For Firing Dwarf Working As Barista

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

The U.S. government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf. When the employee asked for a sto...

Nearly Half Of Americans Oppose Raising The Debt Ceiling: Gallup Poll

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

Despite warnings that America must raise the debt ceiling in order to avoid potentially catastrophic economic consequences, nearly half of Americans j...

Reorganizing Beyond the Beltway

Dan Carol | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Dan Carol

While it's good that we are focused on streamlining how big federal agencies can more effectively deliver outcomes, let's not forget that the biggest bang for the buck may come from moving the buck from D.C. to community-led growth.

State-Owned Firms, Not Currency, Is Biggest Chinese Threat, Business Group Says

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Doug Palmer) - The United States should focus less on China's currency practices and more on the threat to U.S. companies posed by Bei...

Congress Receives Extension To Handle Debt Limit

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is giving Congress a little more breathing room to negotiate a deal that would raise the nation's bo...

'Tax Freedom Day' May Overstate Middle-Class Tax Burden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

One hundred and one days. That's how long it will take Americans to earn enough income to pay off their total 2011 tax obligation to the U.S. gover...