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Morning Reading

Mar 23, 2010
Good morning. A few things to start the day, including more on health care, 10 things we can learn from Michael Lewis and the virtual wallet has...

All wet

Mar 22, 2010
Since today is World Water Day, I thought we might revisit the subject of bottled water, courtesy of a cool new project....

The swinging tax door

Mar 22, 2010
Part of the government's recovery strategy was to incentivize consumers to buy things -- a new car, a new house, some more education. The...

Not over by a long shot

Mar 22, 2010
After many long months of debate, a health care reform bill has finally passed. President Obama is expected to sign it into law this week. But as...

Morning Reading

Mar 22, 2010
Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. The main focus this morning, of course, is on health care, so I've pulled a few items on that. Plus,...

The "help for health" tax

Mar 19, 2010
As Congress inches closer to approving a health reform bill, there's one last-minute addition to the legislation that's prompting much controversy....

Viacom vs YouTube

Mar 19, 2010
If you don't believe the Internet is still the Wild West, get a load of the court documents unsealed in the Viacom lawsuit against YouTube. Man,...

Greenspan's latest words

Mar 19, 2010
There's a lot of hubbub about a paper former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is presenting today. In it, he (once again) comes to his own defense and...

Morning Reading

Mar 19, 2010
Happy Friday. I was out sick yesterday but feeling a bit better. What I've seen so far -- a good William Cohen editorial in the Times, the AP...

Forget green beer

Mar 17, 2010
I've been on the hunt for a fun St. Patrick's Day business story, and I believe I've found it. I just had to watch the ringing of the opening bell...

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