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Detroit recovery from bankruptcy won't be like GM's

Automakers GM and Chrysler were Detroit’s last big bankruptcies, but they were able to emerge from Chapter 11 in a matter of weeks.
Posted In: GM, Chrysler, cars, bankruptcy, Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy: A long time coming?

Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
Posted In: Detroit, Kevin Orr, Michigan, Rust Belt, midwest

Tracking USPS' slow burn: Group mail delivery?

The greeting card industry has devised a plan to rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called "cluster boxes."
Posted In: usps, mail delivery, post office

Why wasteful spending and war seem to go hand in hand

A Senate committee takes up the issue of war-time contracting, looking at the huge amounts of waste and fraud during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted In: Iraq war, Afghanistan war, military waste, Iraq, afghanistan

Ben Bernanke's swan song

Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Congress, Obama congress, Federal Reserve

Rising interest rates impacts banks

As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.
Posted In: Banks, interest rates, Earnings, Federal Reserve

Have lobbyists spent too little on immigration reform?

It's crunch time for lobbyists pushing immigration reform. How much should lobbyists spend to get legislators on board?
Posted In: Immigration, lobbying

Will U.S. clothing firms change on Bangladesh?

Lots of European retailers have signed onto a new pact to institute stricter rules after the factory tragedy this year. Which U.S. companies will follow suit?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, globalization, manufacturing

Moguls head to deal-making summer camp in Sun Valley

Investment bank Allen & Co's annual get together for the business glitterati starts today in Sun Valley, and the media deals could pile up.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, media, Tech

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