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  • Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.
    11/02/2011 05:23 pm

  • Another Solyndra already? Some worry even worse is coming.

    Beacon Power, like Solyndra a recipient of a federal loan guarantee under the DOE's renewable energy program, has declared bankruptcy, leaving taxpayers to pay the tab. But the firm is tiny. Bigger ones are out there.
    10/31/2011 08:08 pm

  • Bipartisan plea for $4 trillion in deficit cuts: why it could work

    A bipartisan group of 100 House members will call for the deficit 'super committee' to make massive deficit cuts – even if it means entitlement or tax reform. The strong backing could be key.
    10/27/2011 08:43 pm

  • Forest 'roadless rule': environmental victory or US job-killer?

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals moved closer to resolving a battle over a Clinton-era executive rule protecting national forests from new roads. But critics see the 'roadless rule' as a job-killing block on the country's natural resources.
    10/22/2011 02:42 pm

  • The Circle Bastiat Farms can't find pickers

    In some areas, farm labor is so scarce that inmates in nearby penitentiaries are picking crops.
    10/20/2011 07:00 pm

  • Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: What would your sales tax be?

    Herman Cain has vaulted into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which would create a new 9 percent federal sales tax. But consumers would have to pay that sales tax on top of existing state and local sales taxes. Here are figures from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation that look at the total sales taxes in every state, adding up the state sales tax, a statewide average of the various local sales-tax rates, and the 9-9-9 federal sales tax.
    10/16/2011 05:12 pm

  • Post oil: Solar roads, air-powered cars, human-powered iPhones

    Concepts already developed give a glue to a world, post oil – from roads made of solar panels, to air-powered cars, and iPhones powered by a wave of the arm.
    10/07/2011 03:27 pm

  • Lettuce recall: 90 cartons of romaine? Oops, 2,500.

    Lettuce recall for listeria initially mentioned only cartons destined for retail in a few states. True Leaf Farms now says lettuce recall involves nearly 2,500 cartons, mostly sold to restaurants, cafeterias, and other institutions in 19 states and Canada.
    10/05/2011 12:22 am

  • The Vote Did Florida just quash a possible Chris Christie campaign?

    By holding its presidential primary on Jan. 31, Florida bumps the whole nominating calendar forward. That means anyone still contemplating a 2012 bid (maybe Chris Christie or Sarah Palin) has a lot less time to pull together a credible campaign.
    09/30/2011 05:57 pm

  • Lettuce recall: latest sign of listeria

    Lettuce recall involves 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce in at least three western states with use by date of Sept. 29. California farm initiated lettuce recall after random check found listeria.
    09/30/2011 11:31 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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