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Can't afford gas? Try a 'commuter bike'

Aug 18, 2008
One up side of high gas prices is that many people are choosing alternate and more environmentally friendly means of transportation. bicycling is on that list. Sean Cole reports on a bicycle hand made for commuters.
Posted In: Jobs

Fox News and Roger Ailes 'reversed the economics of TV news'

Jan 16, 2014
"The Loudest Voice in the Room" is Gabriel Sherman's new book chronicling the legacy of Fox News creator Roger Ailes.
Posted In: Fox News, Roger Ailes, Gabriel Sherman

Strategically defaulting on a home loan

Jan 29, 2010
What are the moral and financial implications of walking away from an underwater mortgage? Tess Vigeland talks with Henry Blodget, CEO of the "Business Insider," and Megan McArdle, of the "Atlantic" magazine, about so-called strategic defaults.
Posted In: Housing

Another extension for jobless benefits?

Oct 29, 2009
The Senate may take up a bill to extend benefits for more than a million unemployed Americans -- the fourth such extension. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

'Hugging saint' embraces vendors too

Jul 6, 2009
Thousands of people are expected to show up to get a hug from Indian spiritual leader Amma as she stops in the Big Apple. April Dembosky reports souvenir vendors won't be far behind.
Posted In: Charity, New York

Criticizing bailout use isn't productive

Mar 16, 2009
Banks are taking a lot of heat for using government bailout money in what appears to be frivolous ways. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan, who says criticizing these institutions for each move doesn't accomplish much.

Stimulus good in theory, not practice

Mar 4, 2009
The White House is banking on government spending to stimulate economic activity. Commentator David Frum says even if the plan might be good on paper, the execution is the problem.

REICH: Washington needs a bold solution for middle-class

Dec 15, 2010
Commentator Richard Reich says extending the Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits isn't helping the average American.
Posted In: Taxes

Tax reform for growth and fairness

Aug 18, 2010
Commentator Glenn Hubbard agrees with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the Bush tax cuts need to be reduced -- but he was different ideas on how the cuts should be executed.
Posted In: Taxes

Rich Utilitarians

Jul 28, 2009
A group called Wealth for the Common Good has launched a campaign to repeal the Bush tax cuts immediately, instead of waiting for them to expire in...



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