Shell wins court order against Greenpeace

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) -- With conflict brewing over Shell’s plans to begin exploratory drilling in the U.S. Arctic this summer, a federal judge in Anchorage has issued a more…

Price of redundancy: $100 billion each year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="dqdTduMzrqsbhfKgcthyF1gB8vZgMA_i"] Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office reported that taxpayers lose tens of billions of dollars to redundant government programs. There are literally dozens of programs more…

European funding sows seeds of next crisis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKETWATCH) — The European Central Bank's second long-term repo operation is in the books now, and no matter what cognoscenti may say about whether it was a bigger more…

Stimulus-backed solar company does 70% layoff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, more…

IRS goes after local chapters of tea party

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOTAIR) — You may recall that back in November, the Richmond Tea Party, recognizing that the then-burgeoning Occupy movement was getting a free ride from the city, sent more…

Bill Clinton on Keystone: 'Embrace' pipeline

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — Bill Clinton says it's time to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Speaking at an Energy Department conference in Maryland on Wednesday, the former president said he more…

Borrowing your way out of debt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Bill Bonner Almost all the news is good. It looks like recovery is finally here. Or, are we just getting used to a punky economy, where even more…

Restaurant servers boast 50 years of stories

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) — With its dim warren of dining rooms and hearty menu of ratatouille, filet mignon and duck, Taix feels more Old World than Echo Park. more…