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The company that bears this billionaire politician's name is facing a suit charging it with discrimination against pregnant workers.
The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar's Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.
New York's top cop talks about managing 52,000 employees, using technology, working for Mayor Bloomberg, and coping with shootings and tragedies.
A new test uses the science of "systems biology" to diagnose cancer with a single drop of blood at 1/10,000th the current price.
Financial meltdown. Government spending gone wild. But Pete Peterson is betting $1 billion he can close the federal deficit.
Steve Cohen, the "Millionaire's Magician," shares some tips for winning over a well-heeled audience, including why you should never wing it and the importance of having backup plans.
Most economists predict a recovery late next year. Don't bet on it.
The economic crisis has caused an unprecedented drop in business travel. What that means for the warriors who remain on the road.
In the next few months, thousands of hedge funds will go out of business. What the world will look like for the survivors.
Washington rewrites the bailout playbook. Is that a good thing?
The Donald's daughter talks about the family business, the economy, McCain, and the "undisclosed lunch product."
Barack Obama has a daunting task in repairing eight years of Bush neglect of science and technology. But will there be enough money?
Why bankruptcy might not be the worst thing that could happen to General Motors.
Tech companies are hoping to replace business travel with "telepresence" systems that are more Star Trek than webcam.
How could the election affect travel? It depends on how the next president decides to tackle everything from air-traffic control to the strength of the dollar.
Bold? Basic? The decisions fashion buyers make now will help determine whether their stores survive the downturn.
Why America's favorite gadget is doomed.
With even the rich feeling financially pinched, businesses are quietly offering discounts on everything from spa services to private jets.
Small and midsize businesses depend on the internet to communicate with customers, suppliers and employees. So where will it expand next? Nowhere.
The former magazine editor and chronicler of Diana talks about her new website, Barry Diller, and the elusive nature of buzz.
A study finds that medical research takes decades to move from labs to clinics. What's being done to shorten the lag in translating discoveries into treatments?
What's cheaper than business class, but sometimes more comfortable to fly?
A former Tiffany's store manager takes her Fifth Avenue experience to Main Street as the company tests stores designed to appeal to more casual shoppers. Can it work?
Though intended to bolster security and confidence in e-commerce transactions, the new Payment Card Industry standard also requires a significant investment from most businesses.
Jet lag is serious business for executives who travel around the globe. What you should know about prevention and cure.
The next president will inherit an economic mess. Where to begin the cleanup.