George Bush

Military Base Closures and the Towns They Leave Behind

The U.S. will close 20 major military bases by September 2011. What happens then depends on the base's location. But the ripple effect is always felt throughout the surrounding area. And often, families lose neighbors, businesses lose customers, and workers lose jobs.

Ayn Rand, Thomas Malthus, and the Cost of Bad Ideas

The philosophical ideas of three writers, taken to illogical extremes, have wreaked havoc on the world's economy. Here, a look at the danger of embracing the wisdom of James Surowiecki, Thomas Malthus, and Ayn Rand.

Henry Paulson's Memoir Is a Cautionary Tale

Henry Paulson's just-published memoir "On the Brink" recalls the financial crisis as it unfolded in the fall of 2008. Far from a gossipy tell-all, it devotes the bulk of its pages to the cautionary tale of how the world's financial system nearly collapsed -- and what he tried to do about it.

Obama and the Dems Are Down, but Hardly Out

President Obama's approval rating has dropped. But here's something investors should know: The rate has declined for nearly every president from the first year to the second. A lot of the drop stems from the poor economy and the unemployment rate. A stronger economy always reverses the trend.

Toymaker Pays $1.25 Million in Lead Paint Case

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reached a $1.25 million settlement with the RC2 Corporation, the Illinois-based toy company that makes Thomas the Tank Engine. The settlement pertains to the company's 2007 recall of an estimated 1.7 million Thomas the Tank Engine toys that were deemed to contain lead levels that exceeded the legal limit.

The Bush shoe: A symbol with sole

It has been just over a week since Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at American President George Bush, but the pieces of flying...