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Archive: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

NFL lockout? In this union fight, no sympathy for the owners

The debate between governors and public sector employee unions in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states may be foremost in many politicians' minds, but the union fight that matters most to many Americans is going on in the NFL.

By Jena McGregor | March 4, 2011; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (13)

Gingrich: Will he or won't he?

Gingrich has one thing figured out. The will-he-or-won't-he, committee-or-no-committee, announcement-or-no-announcement back and forth is at the very least keeping him in the news.

By Jena McGregor | March 3, 2011; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (38)

A big fish's big wake: What Rajat Gupta's insider trading charges mean for McKinsey

Of all the fish the SEC has caught in the vast insider trading probe it has been pursuing for many months now--or perhaps, some are saying, that have been hooked by accusations of securities law violations ever--none may be bigger than Rajat Gupta.

By Jena McGregor | March 1, 2011; 11:09 PM ET | Comments (7)

Dior to fire John Galliano over anti-Semitic remarks

While this approach may work well when the designer is loved and adored, it will only backfire if he or she does something as scandalous as what Galliano is alleged to have done. The designer becomes inextricably tied to the brand's success, making him or her that much harder to replace. And the same image-conscious celebrities who helped promote the label could begin to shun it, prompting the style-obsessed masses to do so too.

By Jena McGregor | March 1, 2011; 12:11 PM ET | Comments (47)

What is it about Chris Christie? The benefits of creating a common foe

Christie would likely say that he is only speaking the hard truths about the future of his state and what must be done to get costs under control. But a big reason why his message works so well is that he's found another adversary for voters fretting over their finances. And all the swagger and simple speech in the world isn't quite as powerful as a common foe.

By Jena McGregor | February 28, 2011; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (112)

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