Waste

Post Office vs. Amtrak: Which One Is More Wasteful?

For years now, the United States Postal Service has been the poster boy for government waste, but that organization may now be getting a run from another favorite target of government inefficiency: Amtrak.

Starbucks Is Trashing Its Green Image

A shareholder resolution at Starbucks' (SBUX) annual meeting was defeated so soundly, its backer shuddered a bit when the vote was announced. No, the company wouldn't be adopting a comprehensive recycling plan -- only 11% of shareholders voted in favor. Starbucks, which has been spending much of its marketing money on promoting its "Shared Planet" initiatives lately, believes it's doing enough.

Resist the urge to coupon splurge

One of the few problems with coupons is that they can lead to overspending. Most of us will clip a superfluous coupon rather than pass it by, if only...