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  • Sean Hannity weighs in on the Section 201 case

    10/18/2017 8:29:46 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 1 replies
    pv magazine USA ^ | 10/18/2017 | Christian Roselund
    Yesterday Fox News host Sean Hannity devoted a segment of his show to make the argument that President Trump should reject proposals for trade action by Suniva and SolarWorld, calling any proposed remedies a “bailout” for failed, foreign-owned manufacturers.
  • Chevrolet Volt 'Comes Out' For Detroit's LGBT Pride Weekend

    06/05/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Richard Read
    On June 28, 1969, gays, lesbians, and their transgendered friends took to the streets of New York, protesting the harassment they'd experienced at the hands of the city's police force. The violence -- now known as the Stonewall Riots -- lasted for several days and altered the way that Americans viewed their LGBT neighbors. Forty-three years down the road, things have changed dramatically. We have an array of LGBT characters on TV and in movies. We have a president who's come out in favor of marriage equality. And with only a couple of exceptions, most of America's major corporations --...
  • The Quiet Coup

    09/07/2010 4:07:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/05/10 | Simon Johnson
    The Quiet Coup The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent...
  • GM-GMAC asking for more bail out money

    10/28/2009 11:18:41 AM PDT · by faced · 5 replies · 478+ views ^ | 10.29.09 | faced
    GMAC, the financial lifeline for General Motors Co., Chrysler Group LLC and their dealer networks, is asking the U.S. Treasury for more federal aid beyond the $12.5 billion it’s already received, because it remains billions of dollars short of a capital reserve requirement all bank holding companies must meet. The request, which is subject to ongoing negotiations, comes as GMAC is caught in a financial game of chicken with Chrysler Financial that could drive some large Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealers out of business or force them to sell their operations. Chrysler Financial, which Treasury has demanded go out of...
  • Should The US government bail out American corporations?

    09/15/2008 9:47:19 PM PDT · by renewableenergy2 · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Jay Draiman | 9/13/2008 | Jay Draiman
    Should The US government bail out American corporations? Does corporate America share its profits with the tax payers? The answer is absolutely not. Do they share the profits with their employees? The executives are paid millions. The US Government should bail out all corporations large and small is that right? The answer is no. If it is a viable business, they can raise the money from investors, if not, let them close shop.
  • U.S. Insurer of Pensions Says Its Deficit Has Soared

    01/17/2004 5:18:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 206+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 16, 2004 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    The federal agency that insures pension plans said yesterday that its deficit had grown from $3.6 billion to $11.2 billion in just a year and that it would try to deal with the escalating problem by overhauling its own investments, among other measures. The agency, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, said that two consecutive years of record failures by corporate pension plans and continuing adverse market conditions left it with a shortfall much greater than a year earlier, which had been the previous low point in the agency's 30-year history. People briefed on the new investment plan say the agency...