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White House Pushes Bailout as Senate Republicans Balk

Government and Economy

Economy shrinkage Rate is 3.8% in Q4

The economy shrank at a rate of 3.8% at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, the result of consumers and businesses throttling back their spending.

Obama: Bailout Will Deal With Executive Bonuses
The White House promises that the upcoming financial plan will clamp down on the salaries and bonuses paid to Wall Street executives from companies receiving taxpayer money.

Republican Senators: We Will Fight Obama's Stimulus Plan

Angry Republican senators have vowed to fight President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill after the package passed the House of Representatives with no Republican support.

Two-Part Bailout Plan for Banks Under Consideration

Top economic officials are looking at a plan to stabilize the financial system by purchasing some of a banks' bad assets while offering guarantees against future losses on some of the remainder, in order to mitigate the cost to taxpayers while helping banks.

Management and Financial Issues

The Fine Art of Business Alliances

Look for three vital factors before making any decisions on a new partner or ally.

The Influence of Greatness
Learning about history's great leaders, reading their words and seeing how they did things, offers a broad education in creative and unusual thinking, effective management styles and the power of personal strength and perseverance.

Technology Issues

You Are Watching Those Ads, but Are They Watching You?

If you are looking at an advertisement on a video screen in a mall, health club, grocery store or some other public place, there's a growing chance that the ad is watching you too.

Emmissions Technology Mandate Shutter Some California Gas Stations

There are dozens of gas stations around California choosing to shut down rather than comply with a state mandate that would require owners to purchase new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.

Benefits and Labor Issues

Obama Reverses Bush Labor Policies
The president has announced steps that he says will strengthen organized labor.

Sales and Marketing

Super Bowl Advertisers Try to Balance their Ad Tones
Super Bowl advertisers are working to strike the right tone for their recession-weary audience.

Better Place: Owning an Electric Car Should be Convenient
Start-up company, Better Place, is working on a plan to let electric car owners buy their power the same way people buy cell phone minutes from their wireless company.

Competing in a Tough Economy

Selling in a recession means using a different approach than during good times. Here is a look at what you need to actively compete and survive in a down economy.

Appropriate Recession Marketing
If you are wondering, here is a hint: It is time to quite pushing those gilded, Swarovski Crystal-studded hamster cages.