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Both extraordinarily well-made and well-acted films have received Golden Globe nominations for best motion picture screenplay
The presidential hopeful says the industry has a major conflict of interest. He's not wrong.
A president fighting impeachment names a finance minister not trusted by markets as Brazilians, dismayed by the country's politics, prepare for more hardship in 2016.
Is it any surprise that brokers are fighting so hard to avoid being fiduciaries to retirement plans, much less to individual investors?
It is time for reform-minded leaders in statehouses and city halls to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Facing a half-century of ballooning debt, the cost of inaction is simply too high.
Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.
California, once thought the economic basket case, has instead become the model that both red and blue states should follow.
Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. But for a growing set of U.S. workers, there is no break from trying to earn enough to support their families. Despite a dip in unemployment during the past few years, low pay continues to plague many employees while their corporate bosses rake in record profits.
Literally, big ideas don't stand a chance in our media environment. According to a study by the University of California, San Diego, the amount of info we receive on our mobile devices and at homes everyday takes about 15 hours to consume.
Namely warnings about cyber threats are growing more specific, and the language being used to urge action is growing more aggressive. Taken together, one starts to see a very interesting picture develop.
Representatives of Entergy Nuclear and the union representing control room operators and other technical workers are preparing for around the clock bargaining sessions to avoid a strike at the two Indian Point nuclear plants.
Now is the time for a new globalization, that can be either multipolar, based on fair development, stability and innovation or confrontational, based on privileges, speculation and inequities. This means making choices and changes in many sectors: let's begin with credit rating.
As rates begin to rise in anticipation of Fed "tapering," we would expect an eventual reversal as economic indicators begin to deteriorate. In other words, there is a ceiling on the pace of this economic recovery until deleveraging runs its course (which could be a long while).
"Notably, mortgage-related litigation has recently gotten a second wind and has expanded beyond investor claims," S&P credit
"I don't understand the inability of our government to make decisions that push our economy and society forward," he said
American CEOs and boards of directors should take note. The income inequality they've fostered with outsized CEO pay packages and paltry wages for workers is creating an American royal class served by serfs.
There is no telling what great things U.S. prosecutors might have accomplished had Holder and his team been this determined
Our state's in sorry shape. Debt's growing. Higher taxes are looming. You're mad as hell, now who do you tell? Introducing: Sound Off.
If you somehow missed out on all the fun of the last financial crisis, don't worry: We're apparently slowly building up to