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Policy and Markets: How, Not If

Bruce W. Jentleson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Bruce W. Jentleson

The nature of 21st century international economic competition writ large is not about who can become the most laissez faire capitalist but who can forge optimal bi-sectoralist policy-market synergies.

PHOTOS: A Visit To Seattle's Pike Place Market

Kirsten Dixon | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Dixon

Life is wonderful in the wilds of Alaska. Shopping for the holidays is severely limited, though, so my daughter and I set out for Seattle's most famous market.

PHOTOS: Preparing For Christmas In Italy

Kathy McCabe | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

From the Christmas markets in Alto-Aldige to a 250-person strong live Nativity pageant in Puglia, there are Christmas enchantments and surprises in every corner of Italy.

Invisible Hand

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Dow of Life

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

How awesome is that? It's just amazing. Isn't it? When the Dow goes up. Everything just feels so different. For everyone. For all of us. Everything just feels better. The sun shines brighter. The birds sing louder.

Bar Mitzvahs, Hot Moms And Africa's Bumper Crop Of Cool T-Shirts

Ross Lohr | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel
Ross Lohr

Wazungu, white people, are not commonly seen here. Even though I've explained to everyone that we're looking for t-shirts, I keep hearing the same question: "What about jeans?"

PHOTOS: Exploring Barcelona's Famous Boqueria Market

Kirsten Dixon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Dixon

We marveled at the overflowing baskets of morel mushrooms and the giant artichokes. We stared into the glass cases of offal loaded with pig's feet, faces of animals, and plenty of unidentifiable body parts. We looked lovingly at the confections and pastries.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Stock Market Plunges On German Debt Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

The eurozone will face a vote of confidence on Monday by the U.S. stock market. Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. stock market plung...

The Upside of Financial Crises

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Joshua S. Goldstein

What do Indonesia's General Suharto and Italy's Silvio Berlusconi have in common? Both were corrupt national leaders who stayed in office too long and finally lost power as a result of financial crises. These kinds of crises are ugly and painful, but bring about overdue reforms.

Finding The Perfect Rug In The Souks Of Marrakesh

Starre Vartan | Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel
Starre Vartan

I had been describing to the shopkeepers I saw that I really wanted a Moroccan rug in shades not of orange, yellow, cream and red, but of purple, green, black and pink.

Stagflation Risk and What This Means for Stocks

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the outlook for growth continues to deteriorate, whilst the price for goods and services remain stubbornly high, the risk of stagflation returns. This would be a tough scenario, where policy options tackling one of these issues would only worsen the other.

PHOTOS: Inside The Treasury Of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Posted 12.16.2011 | Travel

A new book from Assouline offers a stunning glimpse inside the treasury of Istanbul's famed Grand Bazaar, one of the city's preeminent tourist attract...

Zaarly Founder: How To Tell If You're Actually On To Something

Bo Fishback | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

When I left what I thought was my dream job to launch a start-up, I truly believed I was onto something huge. Initially, I was following my instincts; however, looking back, some key indicators reinforced my gut feeling. Think you're on the precipice of the next big thing? Ask yourself these questions first.

An Unsettling Trifecta for Market Contagion

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Are markets stuck in an irrational cycle of self-feeding fear? Is the volatility, including eye-popping intra-day swings, just a head fake? As much as I would like to say yes the answer is no. The system is sending signals rather than making noise.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Stock Market Tumbles As Global Slowdown Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

The stock market plunged on Thursday as investors viewed it as increasingly likely that the global economy is slowing. U.S. stock indexes lost more...

Chris C. Anderson

WATCH: Sing With The Elderly And Get Your Face Threaded

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Travel

There is a place in Taipei that glistens with promise and the hope for a better personal future. Not really. That's just what one of the fortune t...

The Charming Market Of Chichicastenango? (PHOTOS)

Oneika Raymond | Posted 11.04.2011 | Travel
Oneika Raymond

The funny thing is that the thing the town is known most for is the thing I liked the least.

Mexico City's Markets Languish

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — For 30 years, Estela Moran has sold almost every edible part of a cow at her meat stand in a neighborhood market. The sale of trip...

Top 11 Must-Have Items For a First Kitchen

Small Kitchen College | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

Whether you are living in an apartment or sharing a kitchen with a hundred of your peers on your dormitory floor, here are the top eleven must have items for a first kitchen.

Real Financial Experts Won't Go on TV

Dan Solin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

This is information the financial industry doesn't want you to know. The guests on these shows primarily are from the mutual fund industry or are advisers who recommend actively managed funds.

Friday Sell-Offs Cap Fourth Straight Week Of Market Losses

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — A growing belief that the U.S. economy may be headed toward recession gave the stock market its fourth straight week of losses. The ...

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.

A Walk on the Wild Side at CNBC

Dan Solin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Maybe U.S. based companies are doing "well," but we live in a global economy. Limiting investments to U.S. based companies deprives investors of opportunities in other countries and reduces their ability to diversify risk.

Debt Rating Isn't What's Sending Markets Down

AP | By CHIP CUTTER and PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- U.S. investors will have their first chance Monday to react to Standard & Poor's decision to strip the U.S. government of its top credit r...

Making Sense Of Thursday's Violent Market Selloff

CNBC | Mohamed El-Erian | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

Technical factors played a role in Thursday's unsettling market moves, including the disorderly across-the-board collapse in the price of risk assets ...