Editor's Note: Former President Jimmy Carter’s remarks on racism towards President Obama dominated Wednesday’s American Morning viewer response. The majority were in agreement with Mr. Carter, stating “you have to be blind not to see it.” Those opposed to Mr. Carter's assessment noted that every time something “is not going how the Democrats would like…they [make] racism a big issue.”
What do you think about Carter’s remarks? Is he stating a truth that Americans are afraid to acknowledge, or is this a way for the Democrats to change the subject, as some viewers feel?
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke says the recession is "very likely over" but he admits there's still a tough road ahead.
There are still cities and towns across the country where it's hard to breathe a sigh of relief. One city hit the hardest is Lansing, Michigan.
For months we've been talking to Lansing's mayor, Virg Bernero, keeping tabs on how people are doing.
President Obama thought his comments about Kanye West were off the record when he called the singer a "jackass." They came during an interview with CNBC. The remark was overheard by people at ABC who then tweeted about it. So just what is fair game for tweeting while you are at work?
Regina Lewis is AOL’s consumer adviser and author of "Wired in a Week." She spoke to John Roberts on CNN’s “American Morning” Wednesday. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.
John Roberts: Let's just illuminate for folks at home what the tweet was that sort of launched a thousand conversations. It said, “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at the VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential.” ABC News says it was wrong for that tweet to go out. So I guess the caution here is be careful what you tweet these days?
Regina Lewis: Yeah. They are saying the threshold should be the same as if it was published on ABC.com, which has raised all kinds of questions within the journalism community. But it extends beyond that to everybody else at work. And that's got a lot of companies scrambling to update their business code of conduct and create things called acceptable use policies around social networking, which tweets would fall under.
Imagine you've gone to school for years, your only goal to break into the world of finance. And it happens. You get an interview and land the job of your dreams.
Then your company goes bust and markets across the globe tank. That's exactly what happened for some of the youngest workers at these "Banks Gone Bust." CNN's Christine Romans report.
One year ago, a whole crop of young investment bankers and analysts packed their boxes and left their dreams of big Wall Street careers behind them.
Avi Yashchin, who had spent long hours trading credit default swaps for Lehman Brothers, says he initially felt lost.
“I immediately started calling my friends trying to find out what the next big thing is. And everyone said the same thing – ‘green.’ You have to get into the green industry.”