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Jan 27, 2012 8:48AM ET
If you read about the economy at all you've probably heard that we're in a tentative recovery, but for Ford there's nothing tentative about it.
Jan 27, 2012 8:40AM ET
The United States gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter over last quarter's growth of 1.8 percent, but it fell slightly short of analysts' expectations, which had predicted a 3 percent rate.
Jan 27, 2012 5:35AM ET
In an effort to compensate passengers of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia — and stave off potential lawsuits — the boat's owners are offering more than $14,000 per person for those traumatized by the disastrous cruise.
Jan 26, 2012 2:08PM ET
A Reuters report from Thursday is not kind to Marco Rubio and his Vice Presidential aspirations, but it also wasn't completely correct when the newswire published it.
Jan 26, 2012 1:55PM ET
Even after reporting an increase in high-speed data customers alongside a decrease in video subscribers, Time Warner still doesn't think that the Internet is replacing the traditional pay TV model.
Jan 26, 2012 12:43PM ET
Romney's joke on Letterman last year that "I'm the guy in the photo that comes in your picture frame," seems to be on everyone's mind this month.
Jan 26, 2012 12:33PM ET
A year ago, we probably would've been excited about new reports that the Foxconn is starting to manufacture the new teardrop-shaped iPhone for a midsummer launch, but now we just feel weird about the whole thing.
Jan 26, 2012 12:17PM ET
The latest numbers out of Airbnb lead us to believe that the service, which helps people rent out their homes as hotels, has overcome the reputation it developed over the summer as the type of business that lets drug addicts and slobs ruin houses.
Jan 26, 2012 12:08PM ET
Newt Gingrich is getting hammered by conservative media outlets that fear his nomination would cost Republicans the general election, but there's one outlet that has not been afraid of a Newt nomination: Fox News.
Jan 26, 2012 10:06AM ET
Irony alert: Monster.com says it's cutting 7 percent of its workforce (that's 400 jobs) after a crummy fourth quarter and dropping share prices.
Jan 26, 2012 8:42AM ET
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits climbed a bit last week, with 21,000 more people seeking assistance than the week before, for a total of 377,000 claiming the benefit.
Jan 26, 2012 6:18AM ET
A huge A1 story in The New York Times about safety problems at Chinese electronics factories is sure to turn up the heat on Apple as Americans become more and more aware of the true price of their beloved gadgets.
Jan 26, 2012 5:24AM ET
The founder of a company that sold thousands of breast implants made with an unapproved, industrial-grade silicon was arrested in France this morning, amid investigations for fraud and possibly manslaughter.
Jan 25, 2012 3:31PM ET
The morally bankrupt ways of The Atlantic Wire have finally been exposed.
Jan 25, 2012 1:44PM ET
In the hours before the Federal Reserve was scheduled to release its quarterly economic forecast, markets lifted with news that the bank would leave interest rates near zero through at least 2014.
Jan 25, 2012 1:24PM ET
BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti doesn't mind if people are a little bit confused about the site's mix of LOL-friendly content and, more recently, political scooplets.
Jan 25, 2012 1:01PM ET
It's easy to laugh at the just released report from British advertising watchdogs scolding Groupon for selling snake oil after the company helped peddle an anti-aging serum last October.
Jan 25, 2012 10:57AM ET
The latest New York City public health campaign was so determined to make it very clear that diabetes leads to amputation that it created a fictional amputee.
Jan 24, 2012 4:52PM ET
Buoyed by holiday spending, the company's revenue hit a sky high $46 billion and net income of $13.1 billion.This amounts to about $133 million of profit per day during the 14 week-long quarter.
Jan 24, 2012 3:13PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: Vivendi wins the video game conversation, Burberry takes you backstage and Hasbro is everywhere
Jan 24, 2012 12:54PM ET
The audiences are simultaneously one of the worst and most entertaining parts of the endless GOP debates, so we really don't want them to be silent.
Jan 24, 2012 12:13PM ET
Three New York daily newspapers carrying three different accounts of the rape trial of a Saudi prince's friend on Monday posted stories so varied you'd be forgiven if you didn't realize they were all about the same thing.
Jan 23, 2012 10:13AM ET
Noting that "a multitude of information sources" exist today besides it (read: online journalism), the Chicago Sun-Times seems to acknowledge its and other newspapers' waning influence as why it has decided to quit endorsing candidates for office.
Jan 23, 2012 8:57AM ET
Removing its co-CEOs, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion is installing Thorsten Heins as its new chief to not-so-raucous applause.
Jan 22, 2012 2:33PM ET
The New York Times goes deep on how Apple's supply chain ties it to factories like Foxconn's colossus in China, and how the success of Apple isn't leading to middle-class job growth here.
Jan 20, 2012 6:04PM ET
Bravo's Tabloid Wars was a lot of fun to watch, especially because of one of its stars, New York Daily News crime reporter Kerry Burke.
Jan 20, 2012 11:55AM ET
Looks like BuzzFeed has made another power move after hiring Ben Smith away from Politico last month: It's picked up RollingStone.com senior editor Doree Shahrir to oversee its cultural coverage.
Jan 20, 2012 8:15AM ET
The Fox Business host likes Rachel Maddow, libertarianism, and martial arts
Jan 20, 2012 8:00AM ET
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz implying that the magazine isn't for sale, The New Republic is in the final stages of negotiations to sell a stake of its magazine -- perhaps the entire thing -- to a new investor.
Jan 20, 2012 7:16AM ET
Yesterday was Bonus Day at Goldman Sachs, when nervous employees learned the fate of their year-end paychecks.