The short answer: Not much right away, although failing to pay creditors is never a good thing for a nation's creditworthiness
Coca-Cola’s North America president, Sandy Douglas, oversees a relaunch of America’s No. 1 soft drink
Four years after the Citizens United decision, out-of-state cash is flowing down to state races
Phony phone-bill items from third-party scammers date back almost 20 years
Yves Béhar's Public Office Landscape turns the workstation into a social hub
A Bluetooth-enabled sneaker from an India-based startup doubles as a fitness tracker and personal tour guide
After Virginia Tech and Miami of Ohio shut down their regional full-time MBA programs, who’s next?
Critics say the agency charged with keeping regulations from burdening small companies actually serves big corporate interests
Probably no automobile better illustrates the changes gripping the industry than Daimler’s two-seat, super-efficient Smart car. The diminutive 55-mpg vehicle is a surprise hit in the U.S., where until recently SUVs accounted for half of new car sales. Perhaps the Smart Car's success shouldn't be such a surprise in a year when gasoline has topped $4 a gallon. Stuttgart-based Daimler, better known for its amply-proportioned Mercedes, has sold more than 11,000 Smarts in the U.S. since the car launched in January, and there's a waiting list. Worldwide, sales neared 70,000 units in the year's first half. The Smart division—a chronic money loser since its debut 10 years ago—is expected finally to post a profit for 2008.