Original Reporting

Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Education, NYC
May 12, 2011 — Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a 2012 budget that would layoff more than 4,000 teachers. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott estimated that the layoffs would...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Budget deficit, Markets
May 11, 2011 — Despite frequent shorthand in the press that conflates the interests of bond investors and the public (or associates bond investors with the value of “prudence”), it is widely...view
Original Reporting | Eric Kroh | Government services, Role of government
May 11, 2011 — Since the Texas winter wildfire season began last November, some 2.4 million acres have charred. State officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, have said the devastation is unprecedented...view
Original Reporting | James Lardner | Banking, Regulation
May 12, 2011 — With the passage of last year’s Dodd-Frank reform law, the 111th Congress called for the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now, two months before its scheduled...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Budget deficit, Markets
May 4, 2011 — In 1993, as the newly inaugurated Clinton Administration worried that rising interest rates could hamper the President’s plan to stimulate the economy, Clinton adviser James Carville...view
Original Reporting | Craig Gurian | Health care
May 4, 2011 — Oxford Health Plans, a UnitedHealthcare company, is rolling out renewal plans this spring for small businesses of two to 50 employees whereby the company is increasing the total...view
Original Reporting | James Lardner | Energy
May 4, 2011 — For nearly a decade, American political leaders have been predicting and promoting a “nuclear renaissance” as a way to respond to global warming and the other high costs of a carbon-...view
Original Reporting | Eric Kroh | Energy, Taxes
May 4, 2011 — Following large first-quarter earnings announcements from major oil companies, President Obama, in his Apr. 30 weekly web address, renewed his call for the elimination of oil and gas...view
Original Reporting | James Lardner | Health care
April 20, 2011 — The House of Representatives’ approval of a deficit-slashing plan for 2012 and beyond may not have been everyone’s idea of “our generation’s defining moment,” as budget...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Markets, Regulation
April 20, 2011 — In the fallout from the financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission has frequently been criticized for its failure to take on some of the country’s largest commercial...view