A look at why a sudden eurozone splintering could be quite bad. And why it’s quite unlikely.
After a classic parliamentary brawl, South Korea’s National Assembly ratified the US-Korea free trade agreement.
Strong Q3 earnings and record-high Black Friday sales illustrate the disconnect between sentiment and reality.
Let’s put one theory of a fundamental shift in US consumer spending patterns in perspective.
Stocks continued 2011’s volatile pattern on Wednesday—but that doesn’t negate the list of things to be thankful for this year.
Though Occupy Wall Street was recently evicted from Zuccotti Park, there are still important lessons to be learned—and they’re particularly relevant at Thanksgiving.
Don’t be fooled by the headline deceleration. Tuesday’s US Q3 GDP revision creates visions of a jolly holiday season with steady growth, but dwindling inventories.
Bestselling author Sylvia Nasar’s entry on economic history is beautifully written, but too scattered to be a coherent narrative.
This week’s list of interesting articles is the most disparate yet. Enjoy this cornucopia of fun reads for Thanksgiving week.
The US budget super committee delivered not-so-super results.
A look back at Q3 earnings season, and a look ahead at the likely implications.
Although investor angst over Europe remains high, market volatility on Thursday was driven more by fears than any new or surprising developments.
Tobin Tax rhetoric heated up between Germany and Britain Wednesday—a debate that’s a bit of a head-scratcher, in our view.
In economic news Tuesday, eurozone GDP grew modestly, US wholesale inflation was tame and US retail sales grew again.
A look at what’s in store for Italy’s new Prime Minister, Mario Monti.
Political goofs and missteps are part of the game. Today, we bring you last week’s best of the worst.
Some recent developments in shale gas production speak powerfully to the invisible hand’s ability to solve even some of what seem to be the trickiest problems.
This week’s tour of headlines stretches across the globe and from outer space to inner space.
New governments in Italy and Greece are a step in the right direction to help fix their fiscal houses.
Italy's bond yields moved sharply higher Wednesday, contributing to broad market volatility. But let's add some perspective to the central issue: Italy's debt and its costs.
We’re closing in on Thanksgiving, and political football over the deficit seems set to kickoff again.
Euro politics dominated headlines again Tuesday, but eurozone musical chairs wasn’t the only story. Here’s a look at what news caught our eye.
One of the titans of 20th century of psychology has passed, but his work will stand for years to come.
The latest on Greece and Italy.
A collection of factoids to help put current unemployment in perspective.
Free trade agreements have gained attention worldwide of late. Though the United States has made recent headway in embracing freer trade, it still lags woefully behind.
It’s been a busy 24 hours for the eurozone. Expect the debate to continue in the coming days, but for Greece, the choices are few.
While most media looked elsewhere, two unlikely countries made a potential move toward increased global peace and prosperity Wednesday.
As election season heats up, a plethora of pundits and politicians—both incumbents and candidates—are resurrecting the ever-popular debate over taxes. But what are investors to make of the hoopla and hyperbole?
After a brief hiatus, our weekly look at interesting stories around the web returns.
Greece continues the tradition of political grandstanding over eurozone bailout plans.
US companies are on track for eight straight quarters of earnings growth.
Two books kept me company flying across the country last week—one on the world debt crisis, the other on Modernism. Heavy stuff!
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