July 4, 2012 |
Even though Kyra Sedgwick and her husband Kevin Bacon were among the hundreds of investors swindled by Bernie Madoff, on Tuesday night she told CNN's Piers Morgan that she doesn't harbor any ill feelings toward the Ponzi schemer. However, that doesn't mean she was eager to discuss the subject. “God, are we still on that, is that still a topic of interest?” the actress, who was promoting the upcoming final season of her long-running drama, “The Closer,” asked wearily in response to a question about Madoff.
July 3, 2012 |
On Monday night, the always-opinionated director Oliver Stone paid a visit to “Piers Morgan Tonight” to promote his latest film, “Savages,” which tells the story of two pot-growing Southern California friends who clash with a Mexican drug cartel. Not surprisingly, the conversation turned to the subject of the war on drugs, which Stone opposes. “Fifty percent of our prison system is victimless crimes,” he claimed. “People who've never hurt anybody, they're in for marijuana and it has nothing to do with punishment.
June 9, 2009 |
Your neighbor needs your help. Do you have it within you to lend a hand? Will you book yourself a week on the beach in Cabo or Puerto Vallarta, or explore Mexico City or one of the colonial cities in the heart of Mexico? You know, for the common good. This has been a banner decade for empathy tourism -- many Americans flocking to New York after 9/11 and to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did so with a sense of public service. Mexico now needs a similar surge.
January 28, 2009 |
The Mexican economy will contract between 0.8% and 1.8% in 2009, the central bank predicted Tuesday. Mexico sends 80% of its exports to the United States, and it has been pummeled by the U.S. recession. The bank estimates that Mexico will lose as many as 340,000 jobs this year. The bank's forecast is in contrast with the government's prediction of zero growth, which central bank President Guillermo Ortiz has called optimistic. He said Tuesday that he expected the economy to shrink between 0.
October 2, 2008 |
The money that Mexicans living in the U.S. send home, a lifeline for both the economy here and millions of families, has suffered its steepest decline on record, dragged down in large part by the American financial crisis. The bad news, announced Wednesday by the Bank of Mexico, follows government assurances that the U.S. crisis would not have a severe effect on Mexico. Remittances fell to $1.9 billion for August, a 12.2% drop from the same month last year, the bank said.
February 29, 2008 |
After repeatedly taking shots at Republican John McCain over the past few days, Barack Obama denied Thursday that he was taking victory over Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton for granted and pivoting into the fall presidential campaign. "To the extent that he's initiating this debate a little early -- maybe a little bit prematurely, that is -- that's something we don't want to leave unanswered," Obama said of McCain during a flight between campaign stops in Texas. "But Sen.