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Entries by Diane Francis from 06/2010

The New Seven Sisters of the World

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Business

The articulate, Italian-born Mr. Falco used a car-racing term, "pole leaders," to describe the world's six major players, and their strategies, in addition to the United States.

BP Risk Management Boondoggle

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Green

Had BP's management and board realized the magnitude of financial exposure should an accident occur, they might have insisted on expensive, fail-safe, back-up systems.

Burger Diplomacy

| Posted 06.25.2010 | World

These G8 and G20 Summits must compete against the BP blowout, World Cup soccer and the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

Chinese Cheating

| Posted 06.28.2010 | World

It just seems to me that, like soccer, there has to be some way to level the playing field. But until victims organize, the Chinese and others will be able to move the goal posts.