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The Federal Reserve Vs The Federal Government - Why Our Economy Suffers

When you consider the U.S. economy, one might logically conclude that the Federal Reserve, guardian of monetary policy, and the federal government, ruler of fiscal policy, would work in harmony to attain a desired economic result. However, any coordination between the two is merely fictional, as …

Economics

Political Nation Right

A simple way to get your political news, in one app.<p>Political Nation Right collects the best blogs and news sites with a Right-Center, libertarian, …

The Burden of Debt on Black America

A family that falls behind on even a small loan can find itself in a never-ending pit of payments and shame.<p>On a recent Saturday afternoon, the mayor of Jennings, a St. Louis suburb of about 15,000, settled in before a computer in the empty city-council chambers. Yolonda Fountain Henderson, 50, was …

China punishes 249 officials for laziness during corruption crackdown

Some officials have preferred to dither over approvals for major projects so as to avoid scrutiny, leading to sackings, demotions and warnings<p>China has punished 249 officials for laziness, exemplified by failure to spend government funds, delays to projects and sitting on land earmarked for …

China

Carly Fiorina’s Legacy as CEO of Hewlett Packard

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>As Carly Fiorina enjoys a surge in recent opinion polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, her record as former CEO of Hewlett Packard (HP) is being put under the microscope. Fiorina herself cites that record as part of the reason to elect her president — even though …

Mexico to create prosecutor for country's disappeared

President Enrique Pena Nieto has told the families of 43 students who disappeared a year ago in southern Mexico that he will create a new special prosecutor for all of the country's thousands of missing people.<p>Eduardo Sanchez, the president's spokesman, told reporters after the closed-door meeting …

Mexico

This Small Study Helped Expose Volkswagen's Deception

Before the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening Volkswagen with up to $18 billion in fines for cheating on emissions tests, a small …

The Moynihan Report: An Annotated Edition

A historian unpacks The Negro Family: The Case for National Action on its 50th anniversary.<p><i>On New Year’s Eve, 1964, Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan assembled his staff in his office to announce that they were going to help him write a report on African American families.</i> The …

Black History

What Can the New Ferguson Report Achieve?

A commission set up by Governor Jay Nixon delivered 198 pages of recommendations, but skeptics wonder whether any of its ideas will be implemented.<p>In the months since Michael Brown was shot to death on a street in Ferguson, the state of the city and the St. Louis region have been painstakingly …

Many CEOs Aren’t Breakthrough Innovators (and That’s OK)

Innovation is widely regarded as important to long-term business performance. However, CEOs often don’t have the career background and education that would equip them to personally lead the process of new product development. We’ve found that CEOs of big pharmaceutical companies, for example, are …

Bretton Woods System

Delegates attend the Bretton Woods conference in July of 1944 at the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire<p>Since the end of World War …

Florida Woman Caught on Camera Teaching Child to Steal at Liquor Store

Florida police are searching for a woman caught on camera allegedly coaching a young girl to shoplift a bottle of tequila from a liquor store.<p>Surveillance video captured the unidentified woman walking the girl to an aisle and seemingly instructing her to steal one of the bottles from 24/7 Liquors …

Crime

Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanic workers hired in the last year, although that moved the needle only slightly in terms of improving the overall diversity of its workforce.<p>Like other major tech companies, Apple has been under public …

Megyn Kelly’s Vacay: So Not About Trump

Donald Trump insulted her relentlessly after the infamous Fox News debate of last week, and now the presenter is off on a holiday planned long before …