11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)
While the Facebook IPO launch was less than the smash success no doubt CEO Mark Zuckerberg hoped it would be, the price of stock has sunk in such a way that it might actually be ready to start rising again.
The system that made Mitt Romney's fortunes at Bain Capital is the same one largely responsible for the greatest concentration of the nation’s income and wealth at the very top since the Gilded Age of the nineteenth century.
Will the new publicly traded Facebook cater singularly to its wealthy shareholders? Mark Zuckerberg must strive to include ‘we the users,’ who made such a megabillion dollar concept possible, in his corporate model. He can start by offering a free share to each Facebook user.
The company cut back on paper and instituted other cost-cutting initiatives, but its problems were bigger than that.
At bankruptcy hearing, an MF Global executive said 'Mr. Corzine was aware' of misused customer funds. About $1.2 billion is still unaccounted for after the bankruptcy.