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DSK Set To Give Public Interview

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

PARIS -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn broke his silence four months after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault, calling his encounter with th...

European Debt Crisis Explained Using Lego, Buzz Lightyear

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

The European debt crisis appears to be so complicated that even financial wonks are resorting to toys to explain it. Felix Salmon of Reuters takes...

What Next For Greece And Europe?

New York Times | PETER BOONE and SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Uncertainty about potential loan losses in Europe continues to roil markets around the world. For many investors, taxpayers and ordinary people there ...

World Bank President To Major Economies: 'Time For Muddling Through Is Over'

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Lesley Wroughton) - The head of the World Bank said Wednesday the world had entered a new economic danger zone and that Europe, Japan and the Uni...

IMF Report: Austerity Measures Hurt Income, Makes Unemployment Worse

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

The problem of runaway national debt is real. But cutting government spending too quickly will do more harm than good, according to a new paper from t...

How To Prevent Economic Crises

Bloomberg | Sylvia Nasar | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

Unlike the movies, life rarely permits second takes. But the Second World War gave John Maynard Keynes, the patron saint of government activism, and F...

Darn Them Piggies! Pork Prices & the Inflation Outlook for China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

During the past year, views on China's economy have yo-yoed from concerns about the recovery, to hand-wringing about inflation and overheating, and then back to talk of hard landing.

Only Two U.S. Banks Seriously Exposed To Euro Crisis: Analysis

Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Rochdale Securities' analyst Richard Bove said fears of a possible impact of a European debt crisis on U.S. banks were overblown, with only Citigr...

Obama Jobs Plan Could Add Well Over One Million Jobs: Analysis

Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

(Stella Dawson) - President Barack Obama's jobs package could lift economic growth by one to three percentage points in 2012, add well over one mi...

Heartbreak and Hardship -- Finding a Way Out for Fragile States

Dominique Desruelle | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Dominique Desruelle

Everyone agrees that countries need help to recover from these situations. But it is not easy to come to a shared understanding on what this really takes.

DSK To Offer Address French Citizens, But What Will He Say?

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Raphaëlle Bacqué | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

His friends and family were unsure whether he should speak right away. The public stir is too recent, the media circus still perceptible. Besides, the...

World Bank Head: I Don't Expect U.S. To Dip Back Into Recession

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. economy will likely limp along with slow growth and high unemployment but avoid a recession, World Bank President Robert Zoellic...

IMF Chief Calls For Economic Stimulus

Posted 11.04.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview released on Sunday that Europe and the United States should consider stimulating econ...

DSK Leaves New York Home, Reportedly Bound For France

AP | TED SHAFFREY and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn was believed to be heading to his native France on Saturday, leaving...

Greek Debt Inspectors Suspend Review After Disagreements

AP | By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER, Associated Press BRUSSELS -- Disagreements over Greece's massive budget deficits and how to make up for the funding shortf...

When Reality Doesn't Bite -- Misconceptions about the IMF and Social Spending

Benedict Clements | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Benedict Clements

All too often we hear the claim that the programs the IMF supports in low-income countries hurt the most vulnerable by forcing cuts in social spending. This is a misconception.

DSK Visits IMF To Say Goodbye To Staffers

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, returned to the IMF's Washington headquarters Monday to say ...

Hope For DSK's Political Comeback In France?

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR/Worldcrunch | Marc Vanghelder | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

PARIS - Despite the charges being dropped in the criminal case against him, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles with the law are not over. Nafissatou Di...

Why Wall Street Transactions Should Be Taxed

New York Times | NANCY FOLBRE | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Most of us pay state and local sales taxes on most things we buy, and most casino gambling is subject to state taxes ranging from up to 6.75 percent i...

Prosecutors In DSK Case Recommend Dismissal Of Sexual Assault Charges

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Prosecutors sought on Monday to dismiss the criminal charges in a sexual-assault case against former International Monetary Fund lead...

Strauss-Kahn Accuser's Lawyer Questions DA's Motives

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

PARIS — The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault feels "abandoned" by Man...

Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn Accuser To Meet Prosecutors

AP | Posted 10.20.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The lawyer for the woman who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said Saturday that he believes prosecut...

DSK Lawyers Dispute Report Of Hotel Maid's Medical Examination

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

JENNIFER PELTZ / AP NEW YORK -- Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn fought back Tuesday after a media repo...

Whack-A-Mole in China's Bubbly Housing Market

Nigel Chalk | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Nigel Chalk

We can expect that policymakers will continue to have to periodically step back into the property market with successively tighter administrative controls, continuing to play Whack-a-Mole with China's burgeoning property bubble.

Why Obama's Top Economic Adviser Should Be Missed

The Atlantic | MEGAN MCARDLE | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

Why the White House—and Washington—should miss departing economic adviser Austan Goolsbee....