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From CNN and Money magazine, combines business news and in-depth market analysis with practical advice and answers to personal finance questions.

Published: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:35:48 EDT

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"The Social Network" mystery: Where are the lawsuits?

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:02:35 EDT

If you believe what the folks at Facebook have been telling the press, there's a lot in the new movie, "The Social Network" that's just plain fiction -- especially about the company's co-creator and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg. Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter, has acknowledged he aimed for "fidelity." But the fidelity was to "storytelling," not to truth.The movie itself ends with a disclaimer that some material in it is invented -- as in "not true." There clearly are specific scenes that didn't happen in real life and some of them -- like Zuckerberg having sex in a bathroom with an underage woman -- are not kind. Overall, by most accounts, he comes across as a jerk.

Republicans beware: Seeking blood usually leaves you bloody

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:32:22 EDT

In the fall of 1996, I sat inside weekly strategy meetings of conservative activists, as part of research for my book, Gang of Five, chronicling the rise of the baby-boomer right. The war-room host was famed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and with Bill Clinton on the verge of re-election, the question on the table was this: How to convince lawmakers to open impeachment proceedings against the President?

Johnson & Johnson CEO Bill Weldon's painful year

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:47:22 EDT

What started last year as a series of small drug recalls at Johnson & Johnson exploded this summer into a full-blown crisis in quality control. But for months there was nary a peep from CEO Bill Weldon.

Skilling speaks: Enron CEO's jailhouse interview

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:33:38 EDT

When Jeff Skilling, the former Enron CEO, was convicted on 19 counts, the headline of the Houston Chronicle read "Guilty! Guilty!" Sentenced to 24-plus years in prison, Skilling had been a wealthy executive who went too far in pursuit of profit and caused financial pain and devastation to thousands of investors, employees, and contractors with his decisions at the helm of Enron. Few if any in the media or public rose to his defense or mourned his imprisonment.

Eliot Spitzer, anchorman?

Tue, 25 May 2010 14:29:32 EDT

Why would Eliot Spitzer want to become a TV host?

John Wooden's best coaching tip: Listen

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 17:08:37 EDT

Former UCLA Coach John Wooden passed away Friday June 4th. He is widely considered the greatest basketball coach of all time, and many believe he is the greatest coach of any sport. Wooden won ten national championships in his years 16 years at UCLA. A skilled player himself, Wooden is one of only three individuals (along with Lenny Wilkins and Bill Sharman) to be inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and a coach.

The man who made people see profit in poverty

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:46:30 EDT

As a management writer for many years, I met more than my share of self-professed "gurus." They spanned the gamut from publicity-seeking quacks to deep-in-the-mud academics to -- occasionally -- truly brilliant and devoted thinkers who used their minds to make business, or the world, better.

Oprah to end talk show in 2011

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:27:03 EST

Oprah Winfrey knows how to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Madoff accountant pleads guilty

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:22:07 EST

The longtime accountant of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple fraud charges in connection to Madoff's notorious, decades-long Ponzi scheme.

Who cares if Wall Street 'talent' leaves?

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:44:26 EDT

There's no need to fear a Wall Street brain drain -- despite the crackdown on pay by Washington.

No 2009 pay for BofA CEO Ken Lewis

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:08:33 EDT

In the past, Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Ken Lewis has received an annual salary of $1.5 million. But this year he will get nothing.

Bruce Wasserstein, Lazard CEO, dies at 61

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:50:57 EDT

Bruce Wasserstein, chief executive of asset management firm Lazard, died Wednesday. He was 61 years old.

GM loses top executive

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:29:36 EDT

General Motors is losing its top U.S. sales executive, a key player in the automaker's reorganization, to a job in another industry, CEO Fritz Henderson announced Wednesday.

A test case for Wall Street justice

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 05:38:51 EDT

Despite all the finger-pointing over who's to blame for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, just two prominent players face criminal charges.

America's most tone deaf CEO

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 11:36:15 EDT

Since being named AIG's chief executive in August, Robert Benmosche's brashness has unnerved board members and raised the ire of Congress.

BofA CEO: $53 million retirement score

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 10:25:47 EDT

Ken Lewis doesn't have a golden parachute, but he's all set for a comfortable landing -- unlike his long-suffering shareholders.

Buffett praises BofA's Ken Lewis -- not!

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:10:04 EDT

Warren Buffett came to bury Ken Lewis, not to praise him.

Lawmakers grill SEC on Madoff

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:37:04 EDT

Senate lawmakers took the Securities and Exchange Commission to task Thursday for failing to prevent Bernard Madoff from perpetrating one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history.

Who is signing your money?

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:44:20 EDT

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has been waiting to sign your money for seven months, and he'll have to wait just a bit longer.

Josie Natori's stylish evolution

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:11:45 EDT

Josie Natori followed her business dreams from the Philippines to Wall Street. But after nine years as a banker, she needed a more creative outlet. In 1977 she launched a lingerie company with an East-meets-West flair. Today her brand includes four intimate-apparel lines, as well as a ready-to-wear clothing collection, home and bath products, eyewear and fragrance. Natori, 62, shared her story with Fortune Small Business in her Manhattan showroom.