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Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the IMF’s search for a new chief

Last week, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned his position after being accused of attempted rape and other sexual assault charges. The IMF, and its search for a new leader, is in the spotlight, though the public largely does not understand how the organization works, and how the next chief will…

Tobacco CEO threatens to flood Australia with cheap cigarettes

In a showdown with the government of Australia, the CEO of a major tobacco company has threatened to file lawsuits claiming “billions” in damages. He also threatened to flood the country with half-price cigarettes to compete with the black market — a move that would ultimately drive up the number…

Tax havens ‘at the heart of the global economy’

British journalist Nicholas Shaxson sat down with DemocracyNow to explain the proliferation of tax havens and offshore banks in the era of globalization. He is the author of the new book Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. “And when countries like the United Kingdom, but…

Felicia Day discusses her web series ‘The Guild’

CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviews actress, script writer and producer Felicia Day about The Guild, an American comedy web series. Day explains how she build her business to what it is today, including how to grow a brand online and attract a large following. The video below is from CNNMoney:…

Warren Buffet: Japan’s crisis creates a ‘buying opportunity’

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet said Monday that Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, while tragic, do not change the country’s economic outlook. Indeed, he called the chaos and destruction a “buying opportunity” for those who realize the potential behind catastrophe. After a turbulent week in which Japan’s economy lost more than 10…

Chase testing $5 ATM fees for non-customers

ABC News reports that non-Chase customers in Illinois are now being charged $5 to use the bank’s ATM machines. They’re trying out $4 fees at their ATMs in Texas. The average fee nationwide is $2.60, and Chase’s experiments come just as banking industry lobbyists are pressuring Congress to delay the…

Report: Slaves now a ‘disposable commodity’ at ‘historic low’ of $90 each

Anywhere between 10-30 million people are in slavery, according to a recent report by CNN. One expert even told the network that the price of an individual slave has actually fallen to a historic low, to just $90 a person in some regions. This video is from CNN, broadcast March…

Boeing lands huge tanker deal

Boeing has landed a 35 billion dollar contract to build the Air Force’s next generation of flying gas stations. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast February 24, 2011.…

Boeing lands huge tanker deal

Boeing has landed a 35 billion dollar contract to build the Air Force’s next generation of flying gas stations. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast February 24, 2011.…

Author likens Google to Caesar, says Huffington Post threatens journalism

“As consumers and as citizens, I think it would be a wise move for us to try to understand better how Google works, what it does and what it hides,” author Siva Vaidhyanathan explained to CNN contributor Howard Kurtz on Sunday. “It’s a lens that chooses some things and hides…

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