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U.S. could face rating cut next year

Moody’s Investors Service, following fellow rating agency Standard & Poor’s, said the U.S. could lose its Aaa rating next year if Congress doesn’t take orderly action to reduce the nation’s debt. From the Wall...

The cost of an education

With students streaming back to college campuses, flooding their favorite bars and restaurants, and shelling out for books, there have been several timely pieces on the cost of college. Several have even questioned whether...

Reuters vs. GM: Who is right?

This morning, Reuters published a story that began with this lead: General Motors Co sold a record number of Chevrolet Volt sedans in August — but that probably isn’t a good thing for the...

Treasury cuts AIG stake

News broke Sunday that U.S. Treasury Department would sell at least $18 billion of its holdings in A.I.G to slash the government’s stake. This would make the first time that less than half the...

Fashion Friday

On a recent trip to New York, I was sitting out a two-hour plane delay watching the U.S. Open and drinking a beer. Half of the screens in the bar were tuned into the...

Biz journalists report fluff by choice

If political reporters are behind the curve and missing the real story, what about business journalists? Are they, too, remiss in reporting what really is going on at the companies they cover? This past...

So, are you better off?

Bloomberg Insider, the political convention print publication by Bloomberg News, has an interesting opinion piece by “The Editors” (whatever that means) analyzing if the country is better off than it was four years ago....