U.S. companies will spend more than $1 billion on social media marketing this year. They will employ all manner of digital technology to try to deepen their relationships with customers, including bombarding us with tweets and imploring us at every turn to like them.
Updated: August 23, 2011, - 09:57 PM
Few government programs invite more magical flights of fancy than Social Security.
Updated: August 20, 2011, - 10:08 AM
Lessons apparently don't stay learned at MTS Systems.
Updated: August 16, 2011, - 09:40 PM
When one of his biggest customers went bankrupt, Corby Pelto allowed himself to entertain the notion that the court-appointed trustee overseeing the case might help his Minneapolis-based insurance services firm recover some of the $18,000 Pelto was still owed.
Updated: August 13, 2011, - 12:56 PM
The stock market is not the economy, and it's not even the most reliable indicator of what will happen in the economy. Back in October 1987, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 22 percent of its value in a single day. It would be another two years before stocks recovered, but the U.S. economy? It grew 4.1 percent in 1988. The recession that everyone feared was imminent didn't arrive until 1990.
Updated: August 10, 2011, - 09:02 PM
Last week's vote to raise the debt ceiling left the United States facing the worst of all worlds: the prospect of a weaker economy and the likelihood of higher debt levels, since the planned spending cuts will not offset the surging cost of entitlement programs.
Updated: August 06, 2011, - 06:33 PM
American Crystal Sugar Co. paid out nearly half a billion dollars last year to the 2,800 sugar beet farmers who own the co-op. This year, it's likely to be $750 million or more.
Updated: August 02, 2011, - 12:56 AM
Once upon a time, a U.S. president pushed through sweeping health care legislation that the country couldn't afford.
Updated: July 30, 2011, - 09:25 PM
Yet as others worry about debt-ceiling deadline, investors Tuesday bought $35B in U.S. Treasurys.
Updated: July 27, 2011, - 10:39 PM