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  • Top 10 richest Americans

    The 100 richest people in the world gained $241 billion in net worth last year, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Americans dominated the list, occupying five of the top 10 spots. This countdown of the top 10 wealthiest Americans features a casino mogul, software tycoons, and a lot of Wal-Mart money. 

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  • Wal-Mart, Campbell Soup owners top 'America's Richest Families' list

    Forbes released its 'America's Richest Families' list last week. The Waltons, the family behind Wal-Mart, were ranked as the richest family in the US, and the world, with a net worth of $152 billion. 

  • Robert Reich Society is not a zero-sum game

    Wealthy Americans would do better with smaller shares of a rapidly-growing economy than with the large shares they now possess of an economy that’s barely moving, Reich writes.

  • Top 10 richest Americans

    The 100 richest people in the world gained $241 billion in net worth last year, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Americans dominated the list, occupying five of the top 10 spots. This countdown of the top 10 wealthiest Americans features a casino mogul, software tycoons, and a lot of Wal-Mart money. 

  • Decoder Buzz Black Friday politics: Do some stores lean Democratic or Republican?

    Black Friday is upon us, which means a break from politics, right? Nope. DC Decoder offers you a by-the-numbers look at how some top holiday retailers spend their money politically.

  • Black Friday walkout: why Wal-Mart is focus of labor's struggle

    Wal-Mart's low-cost recipe for success is under attack from the threatened Black Friday walkout as workers protest low wages and benefit cuts. The retailer is fighting back, accusing organized labor of making trouble.

  • Wal-Mart shares drop on New York Times bribery allegations

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, was accused by the New York Times of covering up $24 million in bribes in Mexico. Wal-Mart share prices dropped in early trading Monday.

  • What kind of leaders do we need?

    Editor's Blog What kind of leaders do we need?

    Leadership used to be associated with gut instinct and my-way-or-the-highway command. Today's leaders know that they have to build teams -- and let teams build the future.

  • In Pictures The world's richest people

    According to Forbes Magazine, the richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $74 billion. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, and other global business interests.

  • Steve Jobs: One of the greatest business leaders?

    Steve Jobs: One of the greatest business leaders?

    Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs saw the company through its infancy, its early tremors of doubt, and its wild bouts of success. Among his more significant lessons was this: Being best is more important than being first. How does Jobs, who passed away Oct. 5, 2011, stack up against America's great business leaders when tested by his own rule? Here's a look at how he compares with five of the greats:

  • Wal-Mart uncertainty rises with gas prices

    Wal-Mart uncertainty rises with gas prices

    Wal-Mart is in a bright spot, for now. But Wal-mart is concerned that high gas prices will cause customers to spend less.