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Speculators Pile Up Against Euro
02/28/2010 – 10:50 pm PST | Comments Off

The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the Greek dent crisis has focused less on the crisis itself, and more on the markets’ reaction to it. With headlines like “Hedge Funds Try ‘Career Trade’ Against Euro” …

Beyond The Summit
02/28/2010 – 9:07 pm PST | Comments Off

What are the lessons learned from this week’s White House health care summit, and how should reform efforts proceed from here?
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said: “The thing I have heard more than …

Obama’s Health Plan: New Federal Role for Insurance Regulation
02/28/2010 – 9:07 pm PST | Comments Off

Updated at 10:17 a.m. on Feb. 22.
President Obama this morning released a health care proposal that he will bring as a starting point for the bipartisan health care summit he is hosting Thursday. The plan …

Sizing Up The Gingrich/Goodman Plan
02/28/2010 – 9:07 pm PST | Comments Off

Is a new health care proposal by Newt Gingrich and John Goodman worth considering? Here are the highlights.
(Gingrich is former speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and Goodman is …

Collaborative effort helps limited patients to pay, maintain self-esteem
02/28/2010 – 9:01 pm PST | Comments Off

Having once worked for a Medicaid HMO, I witnessed first-hand the impact that charity “free care” (in which individuals receive without having the opportunity to give back) had on an individual’s self-esteem, not to mention …

SPOTLIGHT: Partisan politics plague healthcare summit
02/28/2010 – 9:01 pm PST | Comments Off

Rather than coming to any sort of understanding or agreement with regards to healthcare reform, Thursday’s nationally televised summit proved to be a battleground for more vicious partisan politicking. Instead of new ideas being presented, …

Immigrants sue after being excluded from state healthcare coverage
02/28/2010 – 9:00 pm PST | Comments Off

For thousands of legal immigrants in Massachusetts, their American dream comes without healthcare coverage. In protest, yesterday several people filed a lawsuit against the state citing their exclusion from state-subsidized health coverage as being unconstitutional.
The …

The Bloom Box Is No Holy Grail, Not Even Close
02/28/2010 – 8:33 pm PST | One Comment

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Judging by the excitement around the unveiling of the Bloom Box, you’d think it was the Second Coming.
The green blogs fell all …

Pickens (CLNE) Expects Natural Gas Act To Be Passed By Memorial Day
02/28/2010 – 8:33 pm PST | Comments Off
Pickens (CLNE) Expects Natural Gas Act To Be Passed By Memorial Day

T. Boone Pickens told the Houston Chronicle yesterday that he expects Congress to pass the Natural Gas Act by Memorial Day.  If it’s passed, the act would greatly increase the use of natural gas as …

Big Insider Selling At First Solar (FSLR) & Cree Inc (CREE)
02/28/2010 – 8:33 pm PST | Comments Off
Big Insider Selling At First Solar (FSLR) & Cree Inc (CREE)

First Solar (FSLR) and Cree Inc (CREE) are two stocks moving in opposite directions, but they have one thing in common -  the Chairman of both companies, Michael Ahearn at FSLR and Chuck Swoboda at …