Browsing Month January, 2012

ENERGY:: Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong – Businessweek

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:19 am

ENERGY:: Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong – Businessweek

At some point in the coming months, the confrontation between the West and Iran over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program may reach a breaking point. Even assuming the two sides manage to avoid full-fledged military conflict, the crisis could still cause significant disruption to the world economy. An embargo against Iranian oil exports, or a move by Iran’s leaders ... Go To Article

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DENNIS PRAGER:: They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:18 am

DENNIS PRAGER:: They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. Both seek to dominate society and to use state power to do so. Both seek to eliminate the Other -- for Islamic fanatics, that means non-Muslim religions and secularism; for secular fanatics, it means Christianity and virtually any public invoking of God. The ... Go To Article

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AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM:: Why J.C. Penney Will Be The Most Interesting Retailer Of 2012 – Forbes

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:17 am

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM:: Why J.C. Penney Will Be The Most Interesting Retailer Of 2012 – Forbes

J.C. Penney just blew up its brand — in a good way — thanks to a new management team with some radical new ideas. J.C. Penney is about to be the most interesting retail story of the year. Late last year, J.C. Penney began building a dream team with Ron Johnson — the man who launched Apple‘s retail stores — as its new CEO. Johnson cut his retail teeth at ... Go To Article

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YORK:: Running as businessman may be Romney’s curse | WashEx

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:15 am

YORK:: Running as businessman may be Romney’s curse | WashEx

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mitt Romney has based nearly his entire presidential campaign on his experience as a businessman. "I spent my career in the private sector," Romney told Fox News in late November. "I think that's what the country needs right now." Romney has said roughly the same thing hundreds of times since. Indeed, there are campaign appearances in which he dwells ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: ‘Super’ PACs set to disclose big donors Tuesday – AP

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:13 am

ELECTION 2012:: ‘Super’ PACs set to disclose big donors Tuesday – AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year's presidential election. Shadowy outside groups funded by anonymous donors and working on behalf of candidates they support have pummeled Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and others for the past two months by spending millions of dollars on mostly negative TV ads that have had an enormous ... Go To Article

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RELIGION:: Catholics hear anti-Obama letter in church – CBSNews

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:12 am

RELIGION:: Catholics hear anti-Obama letter in church – CBSNews

During church services on Sunday, Catholics around the country were read a blistering letter assailing the Obama administration for an "assault on religious liberty" in the form of a coming requirement that most church-linked organizations - among them hospitals, schools and universities - offer birth control coverage as part of their health care plans. Despite strong ... Go To Article

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CONGRESS:: Senate clears way for vote on insider-trading ban – AP

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:08 am

CONGRESS:: Senate clears way for vote on insider-trading ban – AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' low approval ratings have sparked a rare instance of bipartisanship, as both parties are rushing to pass a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. The Senate voted 93-2 Monday to clear the way for consideration of amendments and — sponsors hope — final passage later this week. Members of both ... Go To Article

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ECONOMY:: Trying to read between the lines of the Fed rate message – Yahoo! News

By at January 31, 2012 | 12:01 am

ECONOMY:: Trying to read between the lines of the Fed rate message – Yahoo! News

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a central bank that wants to make transparency its hallmark, the Federal Reserve's new forecast of nearly three more years of super-low rates has left room for a few doubts. The Fed surprised markets last Wednesday when it extended its previous forecast for keeping its key interest rate "exceptionally low" until at least late 2014, more than a ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Is Mitt Romney Actually Electable? – Forbes

By at January 30, 2012 | 2:51 pm

ELECTION 2012:: Is Mitt Romney Actually Electable? – Forbes

So far, Mitt Romney has only won in states where he owns summer houses, like New Hampshire. Money doesn’t always buy elections. In Iowa, he was narrowly defeated by Rick Santorum, an underfunded candidate who Romney outspent more than two to one. In South Carolina, Romney was crushed by Newt Gingrich’s 13-point win. Nevertheless, Romney outspent Gingrich by three ... Go To Article

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ELECTION 2012:: Nearly 600,000 Cast Early Votes in Florida – WSJ

By at January 30, 2012 | 2:41 pm

ELECTION 2012:: Nearly 600,000 Cast Early Votes in Florida – WSJ

Nearly 600,000 votes were cast during early voting in the Florida Republican primary, according to data compiled by the Florida Republican Party. The lion’s share of the 591,666 total – or 308,416 – were absentee ballots. Florida’s early voting period has ended, and the primary is on Tuesday. The state’s Republican Party estimates that between 1.5 million and 2 ... Go To Article

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