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McClatchy news seems to be carrying on the investigative tradition of Knight Ridder, which it purchased awhile ago. Today, Marisa Taylor '
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 43 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 11:35 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
Free market fundamentalists say the real problem with our financial sector is that they are over-regulated. If we just let the banks regulate themselves that we wouldn't have any problems. Rush ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 02:30 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
From Bloomberg - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger said he supports an ...
by JerichoJ8
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri May 01, 2009 at 10:01 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
Ben Nelson says he joined the filibuster on the financial overhaul deal due to concerns about its impact on car dealers. Well, it turns out he's more concerned ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 01:35 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Comin' for your ketchup. With the March 1 sequestration date bearing down upon us (again), the calculus about the adverse impacts has begun anew. On Thursday, Education ...
by shanikka
Comment Count 153 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST with 31 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 2, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a major safety alert, declaring oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 10:39 PM PST with 27 Recommends
If any multi-billionaire can be said to be respected by progressives, it would probably be Warren Buffett. Which is why a recent exposé published by the Seattle Times and the Center For Public ...
by DocDawg
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 09:21 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Veteran Federal prosecutor, David Maguire told his colleagues he'd uncovered the biggest case of his career after a two year probe into executives of a Virginia insurance firm Reciprocal of ...
by Limelite
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 12:32 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
President Obama’s budget wasn’t actually dead on arrival last week. But Republicans knew it would speak to the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. So they tried choking it.
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 07:13 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
The Tar Sands Blockade of TransCanada Corporation’s “Keystone XL South” continues in Texas, but former members of the Clinton and George W. Bush cabinets believe the northern half will soon be ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM PST with 16 Recommends
In a capitalist society such as the United States, the economic principle of "free markets" and "supply-and demand" compliments the theory that consumers are "job creators", just as jobs that pay a ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Casselton, ND derailment. Photo: Dave Arnston From ...
by ForestEthics
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 09:56 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Warren Buffett - the fourth richest man on the planet and major campaign contributor to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 - may soon get a whole lot richer. That's because he just bought over ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
On Jan. 25, 110 members of the U.S. House of Representatives - 94 Republicans and 16 Democrats - signed a letter urging Energy Secretary Steven Chu to approve expanded exports of liquified natural ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:45 AM PST with 10 Recommends
1. Unemployment is at 8.1%, the highest level in over 25 years. 2. Employers slashed 598,000 jobs in January, the biggest monthly decline since December 1974. Of the workers affected, 48.5 percent ...
by FactsNotFiction
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 08:58 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Say it ain't so, Warren. Billionaire Warren Buffett, the 'Oracle from Omaha' is the CEO, president, and largest shareholder of the Berkshire Hathaway holding company. He is also frequently regarded ...
by DocDawg
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 09:16 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On December 30, the same day a Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett — owner of holding ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 08:44 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Some of you may have gotten a visit from someone selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. Kirby cleaners have been sold exclusively through door-to-door sales for over 90 years. While they get rave reviews ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Feb 07, 2011 at 10:46 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands in the ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 06:05 PM PST with 8 Recommends
First, a scary thought: if the GOP was still in control of Congress, this bailout would have been passed, as originally proposed, last Friday . Doing my evening Yahoo ...
by toddpw
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 08:51 PM PDT with 7 Recommends