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London Tube Strike Causes Chaos Thu, 11 Jun '09 | 6:53 AM ET

A strike by metro drivers wrought havoc on the streets of London, with thousands of commuters seeking alternative ways to get to work and overground traffic sometimes grinding to a halt.

Mini and Microcar Ratings And Repair Costs Thu, 11 Jun '09 | 12:01 AM ET
Weighted Average Damage Cost: $899Rated: AverageMSRP: $11,990Damage Cost Breakdown:Full Front: $1,480Front Corner: $663Rear Full: $631Rear Corner: $507

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put 7 micro-cars through 4 crash tests at 3 and 6 miles per hour. Even fender benders can be costly...very costly. 

The Worst Expected 2010 State Budget Gaps Tue, 9 Jun '09 | 3:37 PM ET
The economic crisis has taken a toll on nearly every corner of the American economy, including the financial position of US States. With tax revenues decreasing and spending on the rise, some states are considering drastic measures.In the most recent state budget report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, the highest estimates for the 2010 budget gap demonstrate how bad the situation could  get. States with the worst positions are ranked here according to the percentage of expect

In the state budget report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, the highest estimates for the 2010 budget gap demonstrate how bad the situation could get.

E3: 10 Games to Watch Fri, 5 Jun '09 | 11:44 AM ET
There were hundreds of games on display at this year’s E3. Some will be hits, some will be flops and some may never even make it into consumer’s hands. Declaring a “winner” among all of these options is something of a misnomer. By definition, the vast majority of titles shown at E3 are still months, sometimes years, from completion. What looks incredible in a polished, tightly controlled demonstration often turns out to be arduous (or worse, dull) when played in the comforts of your living room.

What we’ve compiled here are the titles that seem most likely to be hits this holiday season. They may not be the best games at the show, but they’re the ones that will likely engage the general public.

The 10 Hottest Commodities of 2009 Thu, 4 Jun '09 | 3:09 PM ET
The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities that are mostly U.S. traded. The index outperformed the S&P in the first months of the year, currently up 10.24% versus 3.16% in the broader market. The recent commodity rally has been driven by weakness in the dollar and an underlying belief that the economy will improve, ultimately leading to increased demand and higher-priced commodities contracts.As we approach the halfway mark of the year, several indivi

The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index is a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities that are mostly U.S. traded. The index outperformed the S&P in the first months of the year, currently up 10.24% versus 3.16% in the broader market. The recent commodity rally has been driven by weakness in the dollar and an underlying belief that the economy will improve, ultimately leading to increased demand and higher-priced commodities contracts.

Geithner's House for Rent Wed, 3 Jun '09 | 1:07 PM ET
Per-Month Rent: $7,5005 Bedrooms4.5 Bathrooms3,665 Sq FeetBuilt in 1931Price to Buy:Zillow.com Zestimate: $1,367,000Realtor List Price: $1,575,000*

Real estate agents say Geithner recently rented out his Westchester County home after it didn't sell — even though he reduced the price to less than he paid.

America's Biggest Trading Partners Tue, 2 Jun '09 | 11:04 AM ET
Foreign trade is an important component of any economy, generally accounting for a significant share of GDP. Examining the numbers behind a country's trading relationships sheds light on the extent of economic interdependence between nations.The data in this report is from the US Census Bureau and represents the total trade of goods – both imports and exports – from January 2008 through March 2009, which are the most recent numbers currently available. It is interesting to note that in this peri

Out of the 10 biggest trading partners, only two have trade gaps in the United States’ favor.

2009’s Top Selling Video Games Wed, 27 May '09 | 11:21 AM ET
We’re nearly at the halfway point of 2009, so it seems a good time to take a look at what’s driving sales in the video game industry.On the whole, this year hasn’t been overly kind so far. Software sales are down 6 percent compared to this point in 2008 – a $200 million shortfall. And while there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. It’s important to note that the first half of last year had some blockbusters, though, including “Grand Theft Au

While there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. Check out our list of top-selling video games for 2009!

The S&P 500's Leanest Companies Tue, 26 May '09 | 11:04 AM ET
Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009 as major companies streamline operations to combat the recession.  But how far can this streamlining really go? For many companies, revenues hinge on worker productivity, and for most operations, per-worker profits and revenues are many multiples of average employee salaries. The measure of revenue per employee also helps shed light on a firm's money-making efficiency and likelihood it will

Unemployment hit 8.9 percent in April and some predict that number could climb to over 10 percent in 2009. But how far can this streamlining really go? See the S&P 500's leanest companies.

The Largest IPOs In US History Tue, 19 May '09 | 2:21 PM ET
Last year (2008) was an extremely quiet one for initial public offerings, with only 21 IPOs hitting the market. By comparison, 159 took place in 2007. Recently, there has been a relative flurry of IPO activity; three of the four IPOs on US exchanges this year have hit in the past two weeks: Rosetta Stone (RST), Changyou.com (CYOU) and Bridgepoint Education (BPI). April 2009 is already the most active month since July 2008. Thus far, however, all the IPOs this year have been tiny by historical st

pril 2009 is already the most active month since July 2008. Thus far, however, all the IPOs this year have been tiny by historical standards.

Australia's Best Places To Work Fri, 15 May '09 | 12:50 PM ET
Looking for work in Australia? Well look no further -- here are the Top 10 great places to work down under, based on  list which used research conducted by the  which surveyed more than 15,000 employees.The magazine said there was a common theme at all the Top 50 companies - perks. Benefits vary from free iPods, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and the opportunity for international travel.Popular firms also offer such benefits as education subsidies, on-site fitness centres or subsidized gym memberships,

Looking for work in Australia? Here are the Top 10 great places to work down under, based on BRW magazine's list which used research conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute.

For individual homeowners, being “underwater” on a mortgage – when a home is worth less than outstanding debt, or has “negative equity” – is one of the worst positions to be in, short of foreclosure. Zillow.com, a firm that compiles U.S. real estate and mortgage information, has put together a list of the 163 largest U.S. metro areas that includes statistics on median home values, market changes and the proportion of homes with negative equity. Also included is data on short sales, which occur w

So, which metro areas have the highest proportion of homes underwater? Click for the results, courtesy of Zillow.com.

Highest-Paying Jobs: 2010 Fri, 8 May '09 | 3:33 PM ET
Looking for a bigger paycheck? If you’re not in the medical industry, you’re pretty much out of luck. Health care jobs, ranging from dentists to surgeons, dominate the list of the 20 highest paying jobs, but there are some others sprinkled in. Click ahead for the jobs that pulled the highest pay last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

Click to see the jobs that pulled the highest pay last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Drive Your Dream Car For Under $1000 Fri, 8 May '09 | 2:33 PM ET
The past year has been a rocky time for the US auto industry, but the high-end has been more insulated from the recession. Automobili Lamborghini, owned by the Volkswagen group, recently announced that it actually experienced one percent growth in sales for 2008, when orders went to 2,430 from 2,406 the year before.  A new breed of companies is looking to tap into this demand by making the high-end, turbocharged experience more affordable. One such company, New York-based , maintains a fleet of

Gotham Dream Cars offers a range of products, from exotic rentals and club memberships, to the increasingly popular "Dream Car" tours. Here's how this lucrative, high-end business operates.

Top Entry-Level Employers: 2009 Thu, 7 May '09 | 4:03 PM ET
It’s not all gloom and doom in the job market. Many companies are increasing their talent pools by hiring recent college graduates. Take a look at the top 10 employers with the most entry level openings and how many new grads they expect to hire this year, as surveyed by CollegeGrad.com

Take a look at the top 10 employers with the most entry level openings and how many new grads they expect to hire this year, as surveyed by CollegeGrad.com.

Top Sellers at Sotheby's 2009 Art Auction Wed, 6 May '09 | 12:33 PM ET
Like the rest of the global economy, the art world has experienced its share of turmoil, prompting it to change the way it does business. Could a turnaround in the high-end art market signal a comeback for the economy at large?Tuesday’s auction of impressionist and modern art conducted by Sotheby’s sent mixed signals. More than 80 percent of the high-ticket items sold — the highest level in two years — pulling in $61,370,500. Some pieces sold for twice their estimated value. But the top two piec

Could a turnaround in the high-end art market signal a comeback for the economy at large? Tuesday’s auction of Impressionist and Modern Art (conducted by Sotheby’s) sent mixed signals on the state of the art world.

The World’s Best Places To Live 2009 Tue, 5 May '09 | 3:27 PM ET
Each year, Mercer Consulting assembles its ranking of 215 cities worldwide, based on a quality of living point-scoring index that uses New York City as a base comparison.The rankings take into consideration 10 key categories and 39 separate criteria, ranging from the political environment and health considerations to recreation and consumer goods; statistics which are collected via Mercer’s Worldwide Quality of Living Survey. Because quality of living can be rather subjective, Mercer has defined

Each year, Mercer Consulting assembles its ranking of 215 cities worldwide. So, where are the world’s best cities to live? Click to find out!

Highest Paid Chief Executives of 2008 Mon, 4 May '09 | 4:15 PM ET
The compensation of executives running American companies has come under fire throughout the financial crisis, with questions over whether such high pay levels are justified--and whether they make good business sense. tasked , an information services firm that specializes in executive compensation, to compile data on the 2008 compensation of 200 chief executives at 198 public companies that filed their annual proxies by March 27, which had revenue of at least $6.3 billion. Even many of the best

For critics of large executive compensation, these companies are extremely susceptible to criticism.  Who are the highest paid top execs? Click ahead to find out!

Portfolio's Worst American CEOs of All Time Thu, 30 Apr '09 | 4:03 PM ET
Throughout the history of business, the failure or success of a company has relied on many factors, not the least of which is the corporate savvy or managerial shortcomings of the executive at the top. Recently, many CEOs have come under fire for mismanagement, costing taxpayer and shareholder money alike amid the worst economic downturn in decades. So how do these corporate leaders stack up against the worst CEOs of all time? To answer that question,  assembled a panel of professors from top bu

So how do today's corporate leaders stack up against the worst CEOs of all time? Here is the result of Portfolio.com's findings: The 20 Worst American CEOs of all time.

Over a Century of President's First 100 Days Wed, 29 Apr '09 | 3:43 PM ET
First Term:3/3/1897 42.13 6/11/1897 42.54 Second Term:3/2/1901 67.67 6/11/1901 76.11 * (McKinley was assassinated during his second term)
Biggest Types of Personal Debt Mon, 27 Apr '09 | 3:32 PM ET

Personal debt is becoming a major player in the economic crisis. What are the biggest types of personal debt?

Portfolio's Best American CEOs of All Time Fri, 24 Apr '09 | 3:43 PM ET
Throughout the history of business, the failure or success of a company relies on many factors, not the least of which is the corporate savvy of the executive running the show. In recent times, many CEOs have come under fire for mismanagement of their corporations, while some have been applauded for successfully navigating a tough economy.With much controversy surrounding CEOs of today, the question stands: Who are the best CEOs of all time?   set out to answer the question. Assembling a panel o

With much controversy surrounding CEOs of today, the question stands: Who are the best CEOs of all time? Check out the list, courtesy of Portfolio.com.

London Alternative Fashion Week Fri, 24 Apr '09 | 11:44 AM ET

Designers emphasized the importance of fashion meaning something during the current recession and suggested consumers will focus on uniqueness and affordability which is what they offer.

UK Budget Top Highlights Wed, 22 Apr '09 | 8:37 AM ET

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling predicted that the economy would contract at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2009, with a fall of around 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter.

Huge Bargains in a Weak Economy Wed, 15 Apr '09 | 3:27 PM ET
Prices on almost everything are at historic lows. In the short term, some will go up and some will go down, but there are deals to be had that were unthinkable even as recently as six months ago. Some of them will surprise you...

Prices on almost everything are at historic lows and there are deals to be had that were unthinkable even as recently as six months ago. Some of them may surprise you so click to learn more!

Europe's Paper Tigers Thu, 9 Apr '09 | 12:32 PM ET

The new, formerly communist European Union members are beginning to be a burden for their Western neighbors as foreign capital dries up.

New York Auto Show 2009 Thu, 9 Apr '09 | 11:03 AM ET
The times they are a changing. Sounds more like a much-needed slogan for any one of the ailing Big 3 than a throwback anthem from an era when they were infallible giants. The New York Auto show opens its doors to the public this holiday weekend to an ever more economy conscious public.Click ahead to see what they have to offer.

The New York Auto show opens its doors to the public this holiday weekend to an ever more economy-conscious public. Click to see what they have to offer.

What Does $1 Trillion Look Like? Wed, 8 Apr '09 | 11:50 AM ET
Throughout the financial crisis, huge sums of money have been spent, handed out and lost. With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much money $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is. With official measurements of American currency from the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving and the US Mint, here’s some perspective on what these huge sums of money would actually look like and how they would compare to every day objects. What would the money a

With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is.

America’s New Sports Stadiums Fri, 3 Apr '09 | 5:34 PM ET
The New York Mets and Yankees are not the only teams getting new stadiums. There are currently eight new stadiums that will open in either 2009 or in the next couple of years. Take a look at some of the new stadiums around the country that are in development.

Take a look at some of the new stadiums around the country that are in development, ordered by the year they plan to open.

London G20 Protests Wed, 1 Apr '09 | 9:47 AM ET
Tens of thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district Wednesday, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital. Protesters accused bankers of "robbing" the economy and a few hundred people smashed the windows of the Royal Bank of Scotland, whose CEO retired last year with a big pension despite the fact that the bank was nationalized to be saved from collapse.Four different groups tried to organize one la

Thousands of people voiced their anger at the world economic crisis in London's financial district, one day before a summit by leaders of the G20 countries in Europe's financial capital.

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