Economics & Investments

Corporate Profits Doomed, Warns Grantham

Bearish stock-picker says margins freakishly high; ‘lot of profit disappointment coming our way’

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December 1, 2011

Dubai Diversifies with Push into Diamonds

By Nour Merza DUBAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates, the world’s fourth-largest oil exporter and home to gold trading hub Dubai, is rapidly becoming a force in trade of another highly valuable commodity: diamonds. Dubai, the UAE’s centre for gem trade, handled $35 billion worth of rough and polished diamonds in 2010, […]

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November 23, 2011

Interfaith Statement: “Don’t Cut Programs that Will Cost Lives, Harm America”

Nation’s faithful down to the wire with Super Committee, Congress:

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November 23, 2011

The Downward Path of Upward Mobility

In fact, over the past decade, growing evidence shows pretty conclusively that social mobility has stalled in this country.

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November 17, 2011

Banks Promise Not to Commit Fraud … Until Next Time

Citigroup (NYSE: C ) promised it would never again, as The New York Times put it, “violate one of the main antifraud provisions of the nation’s securities laws.” That seems like a noble aim, and we’d love to believe that Citigroup means what it says.

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November 17, 2011

Richard Russell: 12 Tips for the New Normal

Born in the Great Depression, Russell knows what it’s like to live in hard times. And in this new normal he has some survival tips.

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November 10, 2011

Islamic State v. Capitalism

As capitalism loses its universal appeal, it is an opportunity for Islamic intellectuals to offer an alternative that is more natural, equitable and social.

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November 10, 2011

Business Succession Planning: Common Mistakes Made By Business Owners

Despite having millions of small business operating in the United States, many of those small-business owners don’t have the faintest idea on how to formulate a proper business succession plan.

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November 10, 2011

America Must Manage Decline

If America were able openly to acknowledge that its global power is in decline, it would be much easier to have a rational debate about what to do about it. Denial is not a strategy.

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October 27, 2011

Tunisia’s Ennahda May Back Open Economy

Tunisian Islamists who won a historic election victory this week are expected to promote business-friendly economic policies but Europe’s economic woes could favour Gulf investors in the short term, analysts say.

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October 27, 2011

The Fatal Distraction

Friday brought two numbers that should have everyone in Washington saying, “My God, what have we done?”

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September 8, 2011

Obama Job 1: Create Jobs

The problem before the country is more acute than people realize. It goes beyond the indebtedness issues that are surely depressing the recovery.

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August 25, 2011

America In Decline

The comic opera in Washington this summer, which disgusts the country and bewilders the world, may have no analogue in the annals of parliamentary democracy.

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August 11, 2011

More War! The Road to Armageddon

In other words, by 2011 between one-fifth and one-fourth of the US work force were without jobs.

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August 11, 2011

Soaring Saudi Oil Burning to Cap Exports Rise

DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian oil exports may trail far behind rising output this summer as its power stations burn more crude than ever before to keep a booming population cool, part of a trend that is squeezing spare output capacity, analysts say.

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August 4, 2011

Ramadan: Raising Spiritual and Financial Stocks?

In addition to causing stock rallies, Ramadan is mostly a month of internal battle against the desires of flesh…

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July 28, 2011

Gold, Silver Shine as US Falters

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Gold prices were soaring to record highs Wednesday as investors rushed to the safe haven after House Speaker John Boehner’s debt plan hit a brick wall.

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July 28, 2011

The Enemy is Washington: An Economy Destroyed

Recently, the bond rating agencies that gave junk derivatives triple-A ratings threatened to downgrade US Treasury bonds if the White House and Congress did not reach a deficit reduction deal and debt ceiling increase.

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July 28, 2011

Getting to Crazy

There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief

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July 21, 2011

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