Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 2, 2011 9:35AM ET
By adding 110,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in October, according to an ADP report released today, private businesses created 10,000 more jobs than economists originally forecasted, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Nov 2, 2011 8:41AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson on the Republican flavor of the month.
Nov 1, 2011 6:37PM ET
In a mere 24-hours, MF Global has gone from being a bankrupt brokerage firm with a famous CEO to a federal investigation soon involving the FBI.
Nov 1, 2011 1:53PM ET
After half a decade of declines, the newspaper of record saw a boost in home-delivery subscriptions for the print version of the Sunday Times — a 0.2 percent boost, that is.
Nov 1, 2011 1:37PM ET
"Heads I win tails you lose," is an old game of rigged odds, but it's been getting a lot of play among this week's opinion writers, concerned as they are with the state of our financial industry.
Nov 1, 2011 12:29PM ET
It took just a little over a month for Bank of America to reverse its decision to charge $5 a month to for using a debit card to make purchases, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Nov 1, 2011 9:30AM ET
After teetering on the brink of collapse, financial firm MF Global filed for bankruptcy yesterday, causing a hellstorm for both Wall Street and the company.
Nov 1, 2011 5:57AM ET
Greek Prime Minister George A. Papandreou has upset European leaders (and their financial markets) by calling for a public referendeum on the negotiated bailout package that he had agreed to last week.
Oct 31, 2011 5:48PM ET
The 72-day-long marriage between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries was chronicled on 61 (so far) magazine covers appearances in gossip weeklies between December 2010 when rumors of an engagement began and today, when the reality TV marriage came crashing apart.
Oct 31, 2011 4:57PM ET
It hasn't stopped raining on the Newsweek-Daily Beast comeback parade, and a new Adweek report suggests the dark clouds might take years to lift.
Oct 31, 2011 3:41PM ET
Apparently aggregation is quite lucrative for Matt Drudge, of Drudge Report fame, who just paid cash for a $1.45 million house in Miami.
Oct 31, 2011 9:56AM ET
A risky management style and a series of bad bets have brought MF Global, the financial derivatives broker led by former New Jersey Senator and Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine, to the brink of collapse.
Oct 31, 2011 8:22AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth on Halloween.
Oct 31, 2011 7:47AM ET
The Fox News host on MSNBC vs. Fox and the quality he dislikes most about TV news anchors
Oct 29, 2011 1:07PM ET
The administration will review the procedures for almost $36 billion in loans for renewable energy projects, conceding flaws in the program that brought about the Solyndra debacle.
Oct 29, 2011 9:38AM ET
The entire Qantas fleet is grounded as the Australian airline battles with labor unions.
Oct 28, 2011 3:07PM ET
Players: Gene Weingarten, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The Washington Post who doesn't understand lolcats (or readers' infatuation with lolcats); Ben Huh, CEO of meme network I Can Has Cheezburger? which gave birth to the lolcat.
Oct 28, 2011 11:21AM ET
J.P. Morgan and other major banks in the U.S. have decided that they're not going to try and pull a Bank of America by adding any new fees to their already cash-strapped debit-card customers.
Oct 28, 2011 10:25AM ET
In a broad daylight, today's front page story in The New York Times makes it clear President Obama is sliding by on a technicality every time he says he doesn't take money from lobbyists.
Oct 28, 2011 9:39AM ET
Before she took office as HP CEO, as a board member Meg Whitman supported spinning off the company's PC division, yesterday, she pushed HP in the exact opposite direction.
Oct 27, 2011 5:55PM ET
Players: Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F**k to Sleep and for the moment, the patron saint of frustrated parents; Eric Metaxes, author of It's Time To Sleep, My Love, and the uncredited inspiration for the profane children's book bestseller.
Oct 27, 2011 4:39PM ET
The stock markets really do love Europe's debt deal, with the Dow Jones index up 340 points on Thursday, passing 12,000 for the first time since August 1.
Oct 27, 2011 3:56PM ET
James O'Keefe's lastest undercover investigation has blown the lid off the rampant liberalism at New York University: journalism professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen have been outed as opinionated men.
Oct 27, 2011 12:54PM ET
U.S. and European stocks are soaring following an agreement by European leaders to bolster Europe's bailout fund and accept big losses on Greek bonds but analysts are worried that the deal just leaves a time bomb ticking.
Oct 27, 2011 12:35PM ET
Two polls, one of millionaires and one of everyone, have both found 68 percent support for a millionaires surtax.
Oct 27, 2011 9:02AM ET
New figures released by the Department of Commerce show the U.S. economy saw what were deemed modest gains in the third quarter, at a rate of 2.5 percent.
Oct 26, 2011 5:45PM ET
Ruth Madoff, who's being featured on 60 Minutes in the first interview she's done about her husband's crimes, says "I don't know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening."
Oct 26, 2011 2:12PM ET
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan has unearthed a dirty marketing scam that's happening in the Internet journalism world right now: Advertisers are paying bloggers for links in posts.
Oct 26, 2011 2:02PM ET
In the last five years, a lot more people have been telling waiters, "tap water will be fine."
Oct 26, 2011 12:46PM ET
Nokia's hot new smart phone, the Lumia, is a little hotter than the corporation's South American marketers probably desired: It trasnlates to "prostitute" in Spanish.