The Can Kicks the Bucket

OK, not completely, and I know I probably shouldn't enjoy the schadenfreude on this as much as I am. Still, it's just wonderful to see billionaire Pete Peterson lose one: Everyone is having a bit of a laugh today at the expense of “The Can Kicks Back,” the youth-oriented affiliate of the group known as “Fix the Debt,” which is yet another of the many organizations funded by single-minded...

Comcast-Time Warner Merger: Welcome to MegaConglomCo

In a headline that must rank as one of the understatements of the admittedly still-young century, CBS News' "Moneywatch" points out the Comcast-Time Warner merger could be bad for customers: For many consumers, cable is a virtual monopoly. Neighborhoods or even entire towns may have contracts with a specific provider, which means a lack of competitive pricing. The long-standing theory is that...