January 30, 2009 Every day seems to bring another report of a major U.S. company laying off workers. But there is some good news on the horizon. And some more bad news.
January 29, 2009 Here and there are signs of decay and stress in the glitzy football game's infrastructure. Sports-marketing and sports-sponsorship growth is virtually flat, major advertisers are in dire financial straits and the NFL itself is laying off staffers.
January 26, 2009 The relentless self-distribution by Blagojevich is the latest episode in a great American tradition — a quest for grace via limelight. He's following in a long line of human time bombs whom a mesmerized public watches in horror and disbelief.
January 23, 2009 Crafted in the image of President Obama's campaign site, the new, blue, official White House Web site promises a blog, slide shows and weekly video addresses. It's a visible symbol of a promise to embrace technological advances to find new solutions to age-old problems.
January 22, 2009 On Day 2 of his presidency, Barack Obama continued to unravel the tapestry of policies woven by former President Bush over the past eight years. Shuttering the detention facility is intended to show that U.S. foreign policy is changing, the president said.
January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama has spent the days leading up to his inauguration setting a new tone for the country, one of humble gratitude and a spirit of service. Observers say the new president's open and self-assured style are important indicators about what kind of leader he will be — and how he'll deal with challenges.
January 19, 2009 Tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets Monday and took up the Obamas' challenge to launch a new era of community service. In the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Anacostia, the National Day of Service kicked off with a parade, then volunteers got busy with paint brushes.
January 18, 2009 The inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th president of the United States represents a tectonic shift in U.S. history — at a time of multiple national and global crises. For many, Jan. 20 represents not just change, but the possibility of more changes — and more changes for the better.
January 16, 2009 As the economy suffers and financial structures collapse, economists point to several indicators to mark the turning point when we'll know the economy is getting better. They single out the jobless rate and the housing market as key indicators.
January 16, 2009 Was George W. Bush a successful president or a failure? Was he an inept bumbler or a political genius? Did he make the world safer or more dangerous? There's no shortage of lists proposing Bush's best and worst moves. Here are two — and a chance to weigh in yourself.
January 15, 2009 President-elect Obama is no doubt hard at work on his inauguration speech. But how do you say something original after 43 other fellows have preached eloquently from the same pulpit? He could just cull from the best of past orations, like this suggested address.
January 12, 2009 As the economy flounders, advertisers are learning how to exploit the hard times by pitching their products as bargains. That's the first lesson in Recession Marketing 101.
January 11, 2009 President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet-making skills will be under high-powered scrutiny this week. At least a dozen of his picks are scheduled to appear before Senate committees to begin the confirmation process.
January 8, 2009 If a mother makes a reference to smothering her child on Twitter, do you write it off as a joke or try to intervene? What are the demands of social responsibility — and the boundaries of trust and friendship — in a world of social media?
January 5, 2009 At the Edge Foundation, a group of forward-thinking people are pondering that very question. Some of their answers may surprise you.
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