Rick Newman

January 2012


Obama's 8 New Ideas For the Economy

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Voters are going to hear a lot about fairness over the next several months.

President Obama has kicked off his re-election campaign with a new emphasis on the government's role in making sure middle-class workers get a "fair shot" and the wealthy do their "fair share." Some components of this new ...

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Obama, Barack
State of the Union
General Electric
economy
employment
taxes
education
manufacturing
mortgages
foreclosures
energy
natural gas

3 Numbers That Will Determine the Next President

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The onslaught has begun.

For the next several months, anybody who flips on the TV or surfs the web will be inundated with edgy ads, pontificating pundits and verbose politicians telling them who is the best candidate for president. President Obama and his Democratic backers insist he's the one to ...

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4 Lessons From Kodak's Comedown

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Another one bites the dust.

Companies fail all the time, but the last few years have seen an unusual parade of marquee names that once transformed or dominated their industries headed for bankruptcy court: General Motors, Chrysler, Blockbuster, Borders, Circuit City, and of course Lehman Brothers.

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money
economy
bankruptcy
Kodak

What Mitt Romney Learned From Killing Jobs

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Let's say Mitt Romney's toughest critics are right.

While running Bain Capital from 1984 to 1999, Romney clearly spearheaded investments in a number of companies that earned handsome returns for wealthy clients, but left the companies themselves damaged or defunct. Romney can legitimately claim to ...

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Romney, Mitt

How to Reclaim the American Dream

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Elusive prosperity will be the dominant theme in this year's elections. President Obama maintains that his policies have helped a badly wounded economy start to heal, and that re-electing him will continue the rehabilitation. His Republican opponent is sure to argue that Obama's medicine has been ...

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economy
education
housing

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