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Fiscal Lessons from Moscow?

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

You know we have a problem when Moscow begins searching for an alternative to investing in U.S. Treasury notes.

OPEC Meets Pumping Billows of Hot Air While Curtailing Production of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The good nabobs of OPEC are going to Vienna to munch their strudel, lamenting about the urgency to push prices to the $75-80/bbl level before they can order a second course.

Beijing Preparing for Exodus from U.S. Treasury Notes

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric C. Anderson

When the Chinese stop -- or dramatically curtail -- their purchase of U.S. Treasury notes Washington is going to have to find a new creditor. Good luck.

Obama's Tax Plans Will be up Against a Lot

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Low incomes are what defines a Third World economy. High incomes are what power and define a First World, prosperous, economy.

More About Speculation and Manipulation In Oil Trading

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is good news that the CFTC is awakening from its reverie and beginning to deal with the core issues of oil trading. But it is still too much of a hit/miss operation with a degree of insouciance.

High Oil Prices: Is That The 800 Pound Russian Bear Dancing In The Trading Pits

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The price of oil has done for Russia what the cold war Kremlin was unable to achieve with all its missiles, tanks and mind numbing divisions of men and armor.

Hugo Chavez's Very Excellent Windfall Oil Profit Tax

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Hugo Chavez is not a friend of ours, but he does come up with some good ideas, since we are dealing with a commodity that has left all ballast of free market determination far behind.