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IMF Report--Europe Is Becoming Japan

Harlan Green | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The International Monetary Fund doesn't want to say it outright, but its latest World Economic Outlook shows more stagnation of the European and Japanese economies, and the possibility of a third EU recession since 2008.

Contrary to Popular Opinion: America Doing Well (Relatively) Economically and Competitively

Frank Islam | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

So, the United States is in the toilet right? Wrong! When one looks at a variety of data sources, the United States appears to be doing well in relative terms both economically and competitively.

The View From Beijing: The Elusive 'China Threat'

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Jonathan Adelman

Teaching this summer in Beijing, I find the shrill tones of Western war hawks proclaiming an impending "China threat" to be surreal at best and absurd...

Our Loss in Wealth Shows We're All in This Together

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 08.18.2012 | Money
Tiziana Dearing

If you live in America, and not under a rock, you probably heard that the Fed announced earlier this week that U.S. wealth fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 through 2010.

The American Default Looms

Daniel Furr | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Daniel Furr

August 2nd is the U.S. Treasury deadline for authorizing new borrowing and increasing the debt ceiling. The White House, however, have put in place a July 22nd deadline. But Republicans and Democrats are not talking.

How We Create a New Economic Normal in Washington

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

To avoid Japan-like fate, the U.S. must focus on pro-growth policies that are supported by both Democrats and Republicans, create jobs and, above all, restore the level of confidence necessary to ensure a sustained period of economic growth.

Want Economic Recovery? Focus on Workers

Karen Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Karen Noble

A cure-all might not be in sight, but these actions can help us navigate this tempestuous period in history, not only sustaining less damage but enabling both employees and their companies to thrive.

China-Brazil Economic Alliance May Be Exaggerated

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Seth Kugel | GlobalPost SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Judging from the headlines, it has been a big month in Brazilian-Chinese relations. First China jumpe...