HP takes huge hit on 'accounting improprieties'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DEALBOOK.NYTIMES) — Hewlett-Packard said on Tuesday that it had taken an $8.8 billion accounting charge, after discovering “serious accounting improprieties” and “outright misrepresentations” at Autonomy, a British software more…

Bernanke: Recovery 'disappointingly slow'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called the economic recovery "disappointingly slow" but outlined no further stimulative measures, in a speech delivered at the Economic Club in more…

5-hour Energy maker raids counterfeit op

by -NO AUTHOR- -- FORTUNE -- Already under scrutiny about the safety of its products, the manufacturer of 5-Hour Energy drinks has uncovered and is shutting down an illegal counterfeiting network that more…

Wal-Mart fights union's Black Friday walkout

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — more…

Last hurrah from a state statesman

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="JpY2wyNzqP6ZerqwGcKkXHgvlUjECrtC"] In this podcast, economist, columnist, radio host and international conference speaker Jerry Robinson of "Follow the Money Weekly" honors the retiring Congressman Ron Paul. Paul, whose more…

Gun store to Obama voters: Go away!

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A gun store owner in the southwestern United States has a very brief, pointed message to supporters of Barack Obama: Go away. "If you voted for Obama, please more…

Poll: 45% would rather skip Christmas

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Despite a whittling away of consumer debt that has been underway since the recession, many Americans are still entering the holiday season unprepared to cope with more…

Krugman: Bring back 91% tax rate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when more…

Hostess, union agree to mediation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) Hostess Brands Inc, its lenders and the unions representing its striking workers, agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of a U.S. bankruptcy court more…