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The Man Who Killed The Economy

Ireland’s economic troubles threaten the financial health of Europe and even the U.S. At the heart of the multibillion-dollar crisis are two highflying bankers who some say took the country for a ride. Ireland was hailed as an economic miracle

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Posted in Economics, Europe, Money

G20 summit agrees to reform IMF

Andrew Walker Finance ministers from the G20 leading economies have agreed reforms of the International Monetary Fund, giving major developing nations more of a say. At a meeting in South Korea, they agreed a shift of about 6% of the

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Posted in Economics, Money

Cable/Satellite Companies Leverage Fox Decision in Comcast/NBCU Argument

The American Cable Association, DirecTV and Dish have have joined those using Fox’s decision to briefly block Cablevision subscribers from Fox online content as leverage in their argument for online access conditions on the Comcast/NBCU merger. In a letter to

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Posted in Corporate World, Media

VIDEO: Waxman Confronts ‘U.S.’ Chamber Over Foreign Money Questions, Secret Corporate Campaign Funds

Earlier this month, ThinkProgress investigated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and found fundraising documents soliciting money from foreign businesses for the same 501(c)(6) account the Chamber is using to wage an unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack campaign. ThinkProgress documented

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Posted in Capitalism, Money, Republicans, US - Israel relations

Minutes Show Fed Leaning Toward New Stimulus

WASHINGTON — A critical mass of officials at the Federal Reserve appear to favor taking new actions to reinvigorate the lagging recovery in the absence of clear signs of improvement in the economy, according to minutes of the central bank’s last

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Posted in Federal government, Money, Reports/Studies/Books

Just Because You Make a Lot of Money Doesn’t Mean You Know What You’re Talking About

James Kwak Hedge fund managers may be good at investing money. (Or they may just be the beneficiaries of luck, like successful stock mutual fund managers.) But that doesn’t mean they can think clearly. Andrew Ross Sorkin comments on the

Posted in Capitalism, Corporate World, Economics, Money

AJE: Drug Money

Al Jazeera English investigates fraud and corruption in US pharmaceutical industry.

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Posted in Corporate World, Money, Reports/Studies/Books, United States

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