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Obama's Inaugural Speech to Urge Responsibility

Government, banks, citizens must do their part to fix US

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s inaugural speech will highlight the need  for responsibility—among government, financial institutions, and the citizenry, the Washington Post reports as the incoming press secretary described what we can expect in tomorrow. “We need more responsibility and accountability, certainly, in the way our government acts,” Robert... More »

Edwards Talks Tough on Iraq, Business

Plans to pull all troops out of Iraq; stop corporate abuses

(Newser) - John Edwards is turning up the heat in the countdown to Iowa, considered do-or-die for his campaign. He tells the New York Times that he would be the president quickest to bring American troops home from Iraq, pulling them all out—including those providing training and support for the Iraqi... More »

UnitedHealth's Ex-CEO Will Pay Back $620M

Ousted Maguire settles claims over backdating stock options

(Newser) - UnitedHealth's ex-CEO will surrender another $420 million in stock options and retirement pay to settle claims in a scandal over stock-option backdating. William McGuire already had forfeited $200 million to UnitedHealth when he was ousted last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, making his giveback one of the largest in... More »

Multinationals Have Suppliers Feeling Green

Firms to monitor environmental impact of distribution as well as manufacturing

(Newser) - Some of the world’s largest firms are uniting to encourage their suppliers to incorporate environmental awareness into their operations. Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and other multinationals hope to shrink their carbon footprints, educate consumers—and soften the potential financial impact of climate change legislation that hasn't even been proposed... More »

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