| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances?
It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Just what should a job pay? Or, put another way, was Chelsea Clinton worth $600,000 a year for her work as a journalist at NBC?
Yes, folks, life and the 24/7 news cycle intersect in mysterious ways. Let me explain: Just this morning, as my wife and I...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:15 AM
WH Group Ltd., the world's biggest pork company and owner of Smithfield Foods, surged 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut on Tuesday after sharply scaling back valuations in its second attempt at an initial public offering.
While WH Group's $2.1...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
21st Century Fox is willing to give Time Warner shareholders representation on its board as part of a bid for the media giant.
However, participation in the leadership of the tightly controlled conglomerate may not be enough to make much difference,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In fewer than 140 characters, or 24 words, Twitter Inc. disclosed that it was planning the highest-profile public stock offering since Facebook Inc.
But that was about all it did, leaving stunned investors and analysts scrambling...
| Oct 13, 2013
Re "Wealth gap only getting worse," Column, Oct. 11
I agree with David Lazarus that we need a remedy to the wealth gap issue. But I cannot agree that we should raise the top marginal tax rate, which drives so many business decisions, including workforce...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. shareholders voted to reject pay packages for the menswear retailer's top executives at the company's annual meeting Friday, a nonbinding action that may express displeasure with management or, company officials believe, a so-...
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
“Why get off welfare?’ was the provocative question posed by an opinion piece that ran in The Times on Aug. 22.
“While poor people are not lazy, they are not stupid either,” writes author Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Robert Reich misleads readers by contrasting the pay of McDonald's and Yum Brands hourly employees with their respective CEOs in his recent commentary ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 28).
Neither corporation is primarily in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...