by Patrick A. Howell
“Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We’ll break out of it. It takes time.”—Warren Buffett
I was right off Newport Coast Highway, at an elevated height—an $8 ... Read More
By Michael O'Derrick
As I sit listening to yet another news program depicting the fate of our economy, I realize that we have entered a new era of no compromise of significance from either party regardless of the consequences.
Is it true that we are in transition from governing from within to ... Read More
The GOP candidate talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about why he’s running for the nation’s highest office, his economic plan and his ideas for reinvigorating the American Dream.
Herman Cain prides himself on being the only nonpolitician among the candidates vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. ... Read More
Excerpt from John D. McKinnon | October 13, 2011 | WSJ.com |
Herman Cain's surge in the polls is focusing new attention on his "9-9-9" tax plan, but also raising new questions about whether it does everything it claims.
The former restaurant-company executive and Republican presidential candidate says his plan would raise ... Read More
The following is an excerpt from Daniel Stone & Eleanor Clift | October 17, 2011 | NewsWeek Magazine |
This summer, federal inspectors made a routine visit to 11 homes in St. Louis to see what taxpayers got for the $5 billion that President Obama spent to help Americans weatherize their ... Read More
The following is an excerpt from David Sessions | October 12, 2011 | thedailybeast.com
(Picture on left: Dario Cantature/Getty Images)
Only drastic measures will save the U.S. and Europe from decades of devastating slump, a sweeping new economic proposal argues. Read the details. Plus, top economists give The Daily Beast their reactions. ... Read More
Excerpt by The Associated Press | bottomline.msnbc.msn.com
Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009, the government announced Wednesday.
The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Wednesday morning.
About 8 million people who ... Read More
The following is an excerpt from Arlette Saenz | October 24, 2011 10:30 am | abcnews.go.com
Texas Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of businessman Steve Forbes Monday morning.
Forbes helped Perry craft the flat tax plan he will debut in South Carolina Tuesday, and Perry noted earlier in the campaign season ... Read More
The first bank card, called "Charg-It," was introduced in 1946 by John Biggins, a banker in Brooklyn, according to MasterCard. When a customer used it for a purchase, the bill was forwarded to Biggins' bank. The bank reimbursed the merchant and obtained payment from the customer. However, purchases could only ... Read More
Excerpt from Jonathan Steams and Helene Fouquet | October 27, 2011 | bloomberg.com |
French President Nicolas Sarkozy conferred with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao as European policy makers seek to build support for an enlarged rescue fund designed to resolve the region’s sovereign-debt crisis.
Hu hopes that the measures will help ... Read More