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Sheila Bair builds a network

By Laurie Bennett

October 6, 2014 at 11:20am

It takes top-shelf connections to increase one’s influence after heading the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Jeff Bezos’s reading list gets shorter still

By Muckety

September 29, 2014 at 8:35am

The literary world’s response to the battle between Amazon and Hachette is reaching near-epic proportions.

Urban Outfitters lives up to its reputation

By Laurie Bennett

September 16, 2014 at 9:14am

Once again, Urban Outfitters is in the news for an offensive product.

Fitbit hires a connected lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett

September 14, 2014 at 9:04am

Fitbit, maker of health-monitoring devices, has joined the legions of companies lobbying Washington.

Top U.S. government contractors are also investors in Russia

By Muckety

September 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

So far, U.S. sanctions designed to punish Vladimir Putin for his aggression in the Ukraine have targeted Russian individuals and companies.

The Education Department & its ties to the learning industry

By Laurie Bennett

August 13, 2014 at 9:34am

For many, the recent collapse of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., demonstrated the pitfalls of moving America’s education system to the for-profit sector.

From regulators to riches

By Laurie Bennett

August 12, 2014 at 9:25am

The revolving door turned quickly for Scott O’Malia.

Cyber security: where government retirees and VCs meet

By Laurie Bennett

August 7, 2014 at 9:09am

One would think that the theft of more than a billion passwords is good news only for the Russian crime ring that coordinated it.

Former NSA chief charts path to riches

By Laurie Bennett

August 6, 2014 at 8:10am

It hardly seemed possible that Keith Alexander the civilian could stir more outrage than Keith Alexander the cyber surveillance chief.

U.S. business interests in Ukraine

By Laurie Bennett

August 4, 2014 at 7:30am

American concerns about the upheaval in Ukraine are not simply humanitarian.

Virgin America files for IPO

By Muckety

July 28, 2014 at 10:14am

Virgin America, the U.S. airline partly owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, has filed documents for a public offering.

Putin, Russian business and U.S. sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

July 22, 2014 at 1:27pm

While the U.S. is calling on European leaders to step up sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, there is still plenty of room for the White House to tighten the screws.

Reynolds American buying Lorillard

By Laurie Bennett

July 15, 2014 at 8:33am

Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies want to merge.

Google Glass creator jumps to Amazon

By Laurie Bennett

July 14, 2014 at 8:10am

Babak Parviz, the creator of Google Glass, is moving to Amazon.

Major U.S. companies profit from Ex-Imp Bank help

By Laurie Bennett

July 10, 2014 at 9:53am

The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is again up for debate, as many conservatives attack it as a corporate slush fund.

Big coal and the federal leasing program

By Laurie Bennett

July 9, 2014 at 2:36pm

The federal government’s coal leasing program, overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, is derided by both Democrats and Republicans.

Cheney joins energy data firm

By Laurie Bennett

June 25, 2014 at 10:58am

WellAware, a San Antonio startup specializing in oilfield data analysis, announced Wednesday that has raised $37 million.

Amazon focuses on phones and drones

By Laurie Bennett

June 19, 2014 at 11:03am

Amazon is taking to the air in more ways than one.

Uber’s whopping $1.7 billion valuation

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2014 at 11:20am

Is Uber, the service that enables urbanites to summon cabs and town cars with their smart phones, really worth $17 billion?

The global influence of Continental Grain

By Laurie Bennett

June 4, 2014 at 7:27am

Continental Grain is a low-profile agribusiness conglomerate with a high-profile board.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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