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January 20, 2015 Why China’s premier is making a rare showing in DavosSource: CNBC
In a rarity for Chinese leaders, Premier Li Keqiang will attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos later this week, joining 40 other heads of state and government including François Hollande and Angela...
January 20, 2015 Swiss move shows euro is like a bad, bad marriageSource: CNBC
As the Swiss National Bank unlocked the doors on its cap on trading euros for Swiss francs, the rush to exit the euro was faster than one of those French bullet trains.
January 19, 2015 The Battle For Black Gold: Can Saudi Win'
gulfbusiness.com - In the longer term, Saudi officials likely calculate that lower oil prices will drive economic growth abroad and boost demand for oil,â Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at energy consultancy...
January 16, 2015 Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland TodaySource: Slate.com
Today, Switzerland's central bank shocked investors by abruptly abandoning its national currency cap of 1.20 francs per euro, which it put in place during Europe's rocky economic days of 2011.
January 13, 2015 How to make America's tax system fair for allSource: Fortune
Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Although it’s hard to argue against that, the U.S. tax code, instead of being certain, is excessively complex; both taxpayers and policymakers...
January 9, 2015 Why Everything You Know About The Financial Crisis Is Wrong
Forbes - Wallison, scheduled for release next week. Wallison, a former White House counsel and Treasury official who served on the îFinancial Crisis Inquiry Commissionî, lays out a startling tale of how the government...
January 7, 2015 Why Congress Is BrokenSource: Politico
And yet being in politics today often seems like being in the middle of the worst divorce you’ve ever seen, every day. The level of pettiness and small-minded meanness in political discourse is disheartening at best. It works...
December 31, 2014 10 Dynamics That Will Shape the Next Two Years of American PoliticsSource: BillMoyers.com
What’s past isn’t necessarily prologue, but the outcomes of some recent political battles – and a look at who will be coming and going when Congress reconvenes in January – give us a pretty good sense of the dynamics that will...
December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American CenturySource: Time
America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...
December 17, 2014 Beware The Approaching Silent Killer: InfluenzaSource: Forbes
Now that the media have finished with the luridly reported and absurdly exaggerated concerns about Ebola in the U.S., they might wish to consider a genuine imminent threat to our health: influenza. The “flu,” which is marked by...
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