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How lame ducks compare in business, politics

Nov 14, 2012
President Obama has four more years. Are there lessons from CEOs who have declared when they’ll leave or who face a mandatory retirement age?
Posted In: lame duck, Barack Obama, ceo

'Cliff' fix should include triggers

Nov 14, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says we should hold tax increases and spending cuts until economy improves.
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff

PODCAST: A streetcar donation jar and six bucks for gas

Nov 14, 2012
Signs of big shifts on the way at the Fed and maybe at Netflix. Coming out of the closet in the financial world, more protests in Europe, and whether Kansas City can raise the money for a new streetcar by asking for donations.

Might the Federal Reserve tie policy to employment?

Nov 14, 2012
The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Unemployment

High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

Nov 13, 2012
The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, flood, manhattan

Podcast: Out with the new and in with the old

Nov 13, 2012
Bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards? The head of Microsoft Windows is packing up his laptop and going home. Rethinking the east coast power grid, post-Sandy.

Exploring the post-Fiscal Cliff world

Nov 13, 2012
With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, budget deficit

New York landlords urged to house Sandy victims

Nov 12, 2012
Government officials are working with New York City landlords on a plan to house storm victims in vacant apartments.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Will taxing the wealthy really work?

Nov 12, 2012
It depends on the definition of wealthy. But however wealth is measured, increasing their taxes won't solve the whole budget problem.
Posted In: Taxes, wealthy, fiscal cliff, Bush tax cuts

Poll: Does your debt feel as high as Mount Everest?

Nov 12, 2012
If your personal debt were represented topographically, how big would it be?
Posted In: fiscal cliff