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Political Dysfunction Threatens Global Economy

Political Dysfunction Threatens Global Economy

Mark Gongloff  10.15.2012
Thing One: Talking Heads: The good news is that the global economy is not yet ablaze. The bad news is that there is a heap of oily rags...
Jobless Lose Another Debate

Jobless Lose Another Debate

Mark Gongloff  10.11.2012
Thing One: No Country For Unemployed Men: Look, I get it: Specifics are mythical things in political campaigns, like unicorns or Mitt Romney's...
Banks Are Too Big To Succeed

Banks Are Too Big To Succeed

Mark Gongloff  10.10.2012
Thing One: Too Big To Succeed: Instead of cursing the too-big-to-fail banks like we do, maybe it's time we tried to sympathize with them. We're...
Obama Administration Tries To Look Tough On Mortgage Fraud

Obama Administration Tries To Look Tough On Mortgage Fraud

Mark Gongloff  10. 9.2012
Thing One: Busy Work: The Obama administration would really like you to know how tough it is getting with evildoers in the housing market. Manhattan...
When De-Regulation Leads To Mass Sickness And Death

When De-Regulation Leads To Mass Sickness And Death

Mark Gongloff  10. 8.2012
Thing One: Our Regulations, Our Selves: If we could take de-regulation and inject it directly into our spines, this is what it might look...
U.S. Economy Is Among World's Least-Bad

U.S. Economy Is Among World's Least-Bad

Mark Gongloff  10. 7.2012
Thing One: Least-Bad In Show: If you think the U.S. economy is lousy, you should see the rest of the world. According to a goofily named...
The Jobless Get Their Moment, Sort Of

The Jobless Get Their Moment, Sort Of

Jillian Berman  10. 4.2012
Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Jobless Get Their...
The Debate's Real Losers

The Debate's Real Losers

Mark Gongloff  10. 3.2012
Thing One: Viva Las Vagueness, Part Two: The big losers in last night's debate were the unemployed. Oh, sure, there were other losers:...
Viva Las Vagueness!

Viva Las Vagueness!

Mark Gongloff  10. 2.2012
Thing One: Details, Details: Tonight's presidential debate will be an endurance contest: Which candidate can go the longest without offering...
Too Little, Too Late?

Too Little, Too Late?

Mark Gongloff  10. 1.2012
Thing One: A Little Late, A Little Short: I know revenge is a dish best served cold, but this is getting ridiculous. New York Attorney...
Global Trade Grinds To A Halt

Global Trade Grinds To A Halt

Mark Gongloff  09.30.2012
Thing One: Importing Recession: This economy would be great if it wasn't for the customers. The U.S. economy may be a sputtering depression...
Libor Rate To Finally Get Overhaul

Libor Rate To Finally Get Overhaul

Jillian Berman  09.27.2012
Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: It's About Time:...
Finally, One Tiny Financial Crisis Arrest

Finally, One Tiny Financial Crisis Arrest

Mark Gongloff  09.26.2012
Thing One: Scapegoat Snagged: It appears we may have at long last found a patsy for the financial crisis. Kareem Serageldin, former head...
Spain On The Brink Of Disaster

Spain On The Brink Of Disaster

Mark Gongloff  09.26.2012
Thing One: Spain Will Be Ruining Your Fall: The Spanish really know how to do a financial crisis up right. The European debt crisis, after...