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At a time when America faces the prospect of another Depression, a new biography examines the man who is widely blamed for the first one.
Learn why houses now are like stocks in 2002.
Corporate sacrifices to the altar of public opinion.
Christie Hefner, the CEO of Playboy Enterprises-the magazine, television, internet, and casino empire-on defending a brand that's under siege, getting into politics, and why she'll never wear the Playboy bunny.
Netbooks are the latest must-have gadgets for road warriors. But don't start thinking they'll solve all of your computing and communication needs when you're on a business trip.
They're changing the way we do business (and not always for the better). Don't miss features on Twitter CEO Evan Williams, Google's gambit with the power grid, and an essay about CEO Steve Jobs' leave of absence from Apple.
Top executives at bailed-out banks aren't the only people accepting lavish benefits at government expense. Some of their predecessors are too.
Turbo-prop planes and regional jets are a crucial part of the airlines' route strategies and are often the only way a business traveler can easily get to a destination, but road warriors hate flying them.
Just how dark will our days become in this economic downturn?
The new big-screen thriller The International
is all about the intrigue surrounding a global bank. Don't we have enough of that in real life?
Hate the food options inside airports? Plan ahead and eat at some hidden gems just a few miles away (or even right outside the terminal) at these big U.S. airports.
Genetically modified veggies were a flop. With livestock, the bioengineers will get a second chance.
It takes a brave (or maybe a foolish) man to spend billions one minute and then call for fiscal responsibility the next. Barack Obama is that man.
He's been an actor, a producer, and a very visible camera pitchman. But for Ashton Kutcher, tech dude is proving to be a harder role.
Why buyout kings like Leon Black aren't going out of business.
Two hundred years after the author of On the Origin of Species
was born, President Obama is poised to fund embryonic stem cell research, while 54% of Americans still scoff at evolution.
So much cash is flooding into the economy that experts are now worried that it may be too much. But in fact, Bernanke and friends have it about right.
Looking for a silver lining among airline and hotel financial reports? Don't bother. The travel industry is taking a beating, and it's hard to see when it will improve.
The potential for quick savings from green I.T. has caught the attention of corporate giants and small businesses.
Luxury travel has tumbled off the proverbial cliff, and that means airlines and hotels will make fundamental changes in how they price and how they operate.
Tiger Woods may be great at golf, but his timing in business could use some work. Can the greatest name in sports survive a stumbling economy?
The chairman of Viacom and CBS may now have to sell chunks of his empire while dealing with a painful family rift.
For pro sports teams, losing streaks often follow winning streaks, just as they do for the economy. What it'll take to turn things around.
If the Obama Administration descends from the campaign clouds of energy rhetoric to the energy realities of sense and science, many complex crippling problems can be fixed.
The future of the car industry involves coordination and collaboration among the major makers.
The news is bad everywhere the sun shines, as airline capacity and hotel occupancy rates are down sharply from last year. The upside: Great travel deals are easy to find.