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  • Why the 2000s were so rotten 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the last decade was filled with scandals and mishaps caused by a deferral of responsibility.

  • Obama's half-time adjustments 

    Harold Ford, Jr., the former Tennessee congressman, suggests the president make some aggressive moves on taxes to jumpstart the economy.

  • Tough choice: Jobs or profits 

    Many profitable businesses are still reluctant to hire more workers despite lobbying for a comprehensive jobs bill from Congress.

  • Business hires, but not enough 

    Fortune editors say modest growth in private sector hiring did not offset the loss of temporary government jobs.

  • Banks still not lending 

    Fortune's Colin Barr says the slowing recovery and more bank failures mean many banks are reluctant to lend.

  • Death of the American consumer 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says consumers can no longer be counted on to stimulate the economy.

  • College savings take a hit 

    Higher unemployment is one of the reasons why parents are saving less for college, Fortune's Colin Barr says.

  • Obama vs. the rich 
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    The Obama administration's plan to let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire has left some top income earners on Wall Street angry.

  • Hurd and HP's stories conflict 

    The former HP CEO and the tech company have been leaking different accounts of Hurd's dismissal to the media, according to Fortune?s Andy Serwer.

  • U.S. sports slow to embrace globalism 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says U.S. sports leagues lag behind their international counterparts in attracting foreign ownership.

  • Market-induced motion sickness 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the market overreacted to company earnings and losses and swung wildly over the past few months.

  • Playboy's private play 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer talks about why Playboy founder Hugh Hefner wants to take the struggling publishing company private.

  • Government cleans capitalism's mess 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the administration has had to expand to deal with crises like the financial collapse and the BP oil spill.

  • World Cup vs. worker productivity 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the World Cup can have a negative impact on worker productivity around the globe.

  • Can BP afford to keep its CEO? 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says Tony Hayward is unlikely to stay as CEO following his mishandling of the Gulf oil spill response.

  • Apple: Too big for its own good? 

    The tech giant dominates music, phones and mobile computing and it now faces antitrust scrutiny from the Justice Department.

  • BP's long-term oil spill fallout 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the company faces pressure from employees, investors, government and consumers following the Gulf oil disaster.

  • SEC returns to regulating 

    Following criticism for missing the Madoff scandal, the SEC is actively investigating the problems leading to the market crash of May 6th.

  • Buffett's stance on derivatives 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer talks about how the Senate's proposed financial reforms will affect Berkshire Hathaway's derivatives holdings.

  • Goldman's unanswered questions 

    Fortune editors say the Senate hearings on Goldman Sachs didn't address whether the firm engaged in illegal activity.

  • Obama courts Wall Street on reform 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says the big banks should work with the president on the financial services overhaul effort.

  • Goldman Sachs loses its way 

    Fortune contributor Bill Cohan says Goldman's drive for increasing profits has left its reputation in tatters.

  • Apple three-peats as Most Admired 

    Steve Jobs' innovation machine won by the highest margin ever, and Goldman Sachs soared (surprise!) on Fortune's list this year.

  • Sea World snake squeezes editor 

    Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina shows off a boa constrictor that gets too close to Fortune's Andy Serwer.

  • Joining the green biz bandwagon 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says more business are following Wal-Mart's example of using eco-friendly practices to lower costs.

  • Whitney: Housing set to fall again 

    Bank analyst Meredith Whitney predicts more foreclosures are on the way and the housing market will not rebound smoothly.

  • Questions linger on Citi profitability 

    Despite Citibank's shrinking balance sheet, bank analyst Meredith Whitney says the bank is still hampered by inefficiencies.

  • Bayer CEO on health care reform 

    Gregory Babe says health care overhaul was necessary but he has reservations about the new excise taxes imposed by the law.

  • What Dow at 11,000 means 

    The market has rebounded nearly 70% in just over a year, but questions still linger about the long-term health of TARP-assisted banks.

  • Citi upgraded to mediocre 

    The poster child for too-big-to-fail banks no longer faces failure but it has a long way to go to return to consistent profitability.

  • If California legalizes pot 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer looks at how the marijuana business will change if California voters elect to make the drug legal.

  • Downside of health care reform 

    Fortune's Shawn Tully argues that health care reform will increase the deficit and will not increase insurance coverage.

  • Childish Congress does nothing 

    Fortune's Colin Barr says a deeply unpopular Congress has resorted to stunts and antics instead of addressing health care, financial reform, Social Security and other issues.

  • NCAA eyes expanding March Madness 

    The annual college basketball tournament rakes in big bucks for CBS and the NCAA and may expand to 96 teams.

  • Financial reform on Wall Street 

    An all-star panel of business journalists moderated by CNBC's Becky Quick discuss the ways Washington should regulate Wall Street.

  • Lehman's $642 million bankruptcy 

    Councils, advisors, consultants, even an art auctioneer get hefty compensation for cleaning up the firm's books.

  • Don't ask for a state job 

    Budget deficits are forcing state and local governments to cut back on hiring and benefits.

  • Network, cable battle gouges viewers 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer explains that cable companies and networks did not prepare for the cash crunch brought on by the recession.

  • Mack, Paulson full interview 

    Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack interviews former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in front of a live audience at NYU Stern School of Business.

  • 'Missed the American public's anger' 

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says that government officials underestimated the public's strong negative reaction to bank bailouts.

  • Regulators are 'arcane and outdated' 

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson says the 'patchwork quilt' of financial regulators needs to be consolidated.

  • Paulson: Bush 'mothered' me in crisis 

    Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson opens up to Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack on the bailout.

  • Goldman bet on Greek failure 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer explains how the company's bet against Greece violates the spirit of the law without violating the letter of it.

  • The best and worst of Buffett's 2009 

    Berkshire Hathaway had its biggest year yet but the CEO admits blunders with the NetJets acquisition and GEICO credit card offers.

  • Health care summit theater 

    The televised meeting between Republicans and Democrats produced great soundbites but few results.

  • Small banks still failing 

    Fortune editors discuss the reasons why the FDIC continues to shut down some smaller banks.

  • The Fed's first steps to normalcy 

    Fortune's Colin Barr says the Fed is slowly but surely moving to raise rates and restore a conventional monetary policy.

  • Wall Street's crying game 

    Fortune's Andy Serwer says it's time for the big banks stop whining about regulation and accept that things have to change.

  • New race for top automaker title 

    Toyota's recent troubles have opened the door for other companies to become the number one carmaker in the world.

  • Blackstone CEO: Banks feel beat up 

    Fortune's Leigh Gallagher discusses Steve Schwarzman's op-ed piece and explains why banks are blamed for the financial crisis.