A career as a rough-and-ready entrepreneurial job creator just ain't what it used to be. I'm thinking about Cyrus McCormick sweating his brow off at the smithy on his dad's farm in Virginia where he eventually banged together the first horse-drawn reaper in 1831, or Henry Ford 65 years later bangin ... More >>
Or was it all three?
In this week's cover story, we examine the demise of Irving-based Hostess, purveyor of Wonder Bread, Ho Hos, Twinkies and Ding Dongs -- basically all the stuff you should never put in your body. These days, pretty much everything is political, even the fate of snack food. Can blame for the company' ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. The Presidential candidates hope you won't notice.
Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be having -- whether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems here; confidentiality is assured, ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Do you have to be from Michigan to get what Mitt Romney's really all about? He repeats that stand-up-to-China line over and over again on the campaign trail to make himself look tough, but meanwhile Bain Capital, his own company, makes hundreds of millions in profits buying up American car-parts co ... More >>
Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital represent everything you hate about capitalism.
You wait. When this whole presidential election gets rolling in earnest, pensions are going to be a whole lot sexier issue than condoms. People just haven't figured it out yet. Josh Gotbaum, director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., is quoted in a Q&A in The Dallas Morning News today saying t ... More >>
Oh, boy. Another chance to say something good about Detroit. Nothing gets a bigger rise out of a certain element among you loyal Lawners than when I utter anything even faintly complimentary about my hometown. For reasons I may never fully understand, I would incite less mouth-foaming if I sang the ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post are reporting today that as early as next week, Clear Channel Communications will "begin implementing a massive restructuring plan that seeks to cut $400 million in costs at the company." Both stories say the layoffs are to begin on Tuesday; says The Pos ... More >>