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
Critics say the agency charged with keeping regulations from burdening small companies actually serves big corporate interests
As the search and advertising giant continues to grow in power and profits, Schmidt finds himself at the center of controversies with increasing regularity. Even as Google (GOOG) has shaken up the mobile-phone industry with its new Android operating system and Nexus One phone, the company's Google Books project to digitize the world's libraries continues to encounter opposition from publishers and authors. Google's recent decision to stop censoring its search results in China—and ultimately to pull out of the Chinese market—marked a line in the sand on Internet censorship amid increasingly uncomfortable Sino-U.S. relations. Schmidt has plenty to talk about at Davos.