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Bloomberg vs. Wal-Mart

Bloomberg’s recent coverage of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its problems with keeping stock on the shelves has the retail giant on the defensive. But Wal-Mart customers aren’t buying the company’s denials that there are problems....

Tesla posts first profitable quarter

Tesla, maker of the coolest car you rarely see on the road, posted its first profitable quarter sending the stock up and giving hope that electric cars are a viable alternative to gas. Well,...

Looking into OSHA

The New York Times’ Ian Urbina wrote an incredible story covering worker safety, unenforced regulations and the role of the government agency tasked with overseeing the nearly 8 million work sites in the U.S....

UK banks need more money

Banks in the United Kingdom need more capital, even after new regulations created during the financial crisis. Here’s the Wall Street Journal story: U.K. banks must come up with £25 billion ($38 billion) in...

Housing begins to rebound

Good news for homeowners who have made it through the last several years and were able to hang onto their homes. Prices are going up, giving them more equity for the first time in...

Cyprus saved. Or is it?

Finance ministers agreed early Monday on a bailout for the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. While the agreement averted the near-term disaster, much of the coverage focused on the fact that the aftermath is going...

Alternate deal for Dell?

Recently we wrote about the plan that Dell founder Michael Dell has for taking the company private and some of the backlash he’s facing from current investors about the offer price. But Sunday, details about...