Putin understands FIFA in a way most other heads of state don't
The sitcom's current syndication deals expire this fall, which puts its streaming rights into play.
And yet for some inexplicable reason, Congress keeps asking the Defense Department to do more things, including scientific research and global infrastructure projects.
A proposed law would compel companies to add digital protection
The boss of investment bank Bear Stearns until 1993, he was embittered about the firm's near collapse in 2008
An incredulous local banker turned the state's first brewmasters down for a loan, asking “You’re going to sell a bunch of froufrou beer to South Mississippians?”
Karen Mills says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could rein in high-cost credit, but that might hamper innovation
Rank: 1 (Previous Rank: 2*)
Budget gap (as a % of the total budget): 30.80%
Total gap: $3.1 billion
Gap before budget was approved: $1.9 billion
Additional midyear gap: $1.2 billion
Arizona was hit hard by the subprime crisis, and its economy has slowed sharply since mid-2006. Lawmakers, who had to make up a $2 billion budget shortfall for fiscal 2009, reduced the Medicaid rolls, put a freeze on hiring, and cut funding for community health centers and state universities.
Editor's note: Previous rank for all slides based on September 2008 data from Center on Budget & Policy Priorities that appeared in this Businessweek.com story on Oct. 3.