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China caught between two evils as stock market collapses

China caught between two evils as stock market collapses

Beijing continues, ineffectively, intervention to prop up markets. A collapse of the stock market would likely increase deposits in ordinary bank accounts. This would compel Beijing to rely more on banks to fuel growth and financial liberalization

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Pope's homily on Christian family life: 'the best wine is yet to come'

Pope's homily on Christian family life: 'the best wine is yet to come'

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Ecuador: Pope Francis encourages dialogue while congress debates tax hike

Ecuador: Pope Francis encourages dialogue while congress debates tax hike

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'Monstrous' disorder as Chinese stock market crashes

'Monstrous' disorder as Chinese stock market crashes

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How fraud and tax evasion led to catastrophe in Greece

How fraud and tax evasion led to catastrophe in Greece

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Nicaragua shows progress in economy and property rights

Nicaragua shows progress in economy and property rights

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Democrat O'Malley is only half-true about U.S. economy

Democrat O'Malley is only half-true about U.S. economy

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Venezuela faces a shortage of contraceptives and dollars

Venezuela faces a shortage of contraceptives and dollars

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Japan's revival: the sun rises in the East

Japan's revival: the sun rises in the East

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Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

Is America no longer the world's economic engine?

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Putin in a dangerous cash/debt spiral

Putin in a dangerous cash/debt spiral

Crisis compared to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s after the Saudis' decision to quadruple oil production in the second half of 1985.

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Stop the madness of Un-Thanksgiving

Stop the madness of Un-Thanksgiving

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A bullish financial market for illegal immigrants

A bullish financial market for illegal immigrants

Should Obama go through with amnesty for illegal aliens, housing starts may improve, sparking national economic growth.

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Lower gas prices expected to rev US economy

Lower gas prices expected to rev US economy

AAA believes US should see a bright holiday season -- but doesn't see it lasting long.

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Real economic stimulus: Cheap American oil

Real economic stimulus: Cheap American oil

Gas prices may drop to just over $1 per gallon in 2015.

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Copper held as collateral in China

Copper held as collateral in China

As copper prices tumble, questions remain how Chinese companies will repay their corporate debt.

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Yes or No, Scotland's independence referendum is historic

Yes or No, Scotland's independence referendum is historic

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Africa is emerging into a bright economic future

Africa is emerging into a bright economic future

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PUMP: a movie that can kick the oil addiction

PUMP: a movie that can kick the oil addiction

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PUMP: see the movie that can end the American oil addiction

PUMP: see the movie that can end the American oil addiction

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Michigan's corporate welfare keeps rolling on

Michigan's corporate welfare keeps rolling on

Michigan Loses 40K Grads; Corporate Welfare Program Paid $127K Each To Keep 125 of Them. Analyst: 'If the program was really about retaining college graduates or reversing the brain drain, it is clearly a failure'.

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A Christian search for 'social justice'

A Christian search for 'social justice'

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Democrats and Republicans out of touch with Americans, says new poll

Democrats and Republicans out of touch with Americans, says new poll

Americans are greatly concerned about federal spending and budget deficits, as well as the size and power of the national government.

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Moral and political leaders debate minimum wage increase

Moral and political leaders debate minimum wage increase

Some states will circumvent the debate in Congress by enacting their own minimum wage hikes.

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Obama is expected to discuss NSA scandal with Spanish president

Obama is expected to discuss NSA scandal with Spanish president

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Maduro blames opposition and Catholics for Venezuela's inflation

Maduro blames opposition and Catholics for Venezuela's inflation

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Homeowners taxed to fund Obamacare

Homeowners taxed to fund Obamacare

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Mexico: 60% of working children leave school

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Americans are driving less than in years past

Americans are driving less than in years past

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Rehabilitating Detroit: one step at a time

Rehabilitating Detroit: one step at a time

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Venezuela: Maduro denounces US/Colombian plan to 'poison' him

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White House explains where $10 billion should be spent

White House explains where $10 billion should be spent

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Paraguay has cash reserves to pay foreign debt twice

Paraguay has cash reserves to pay foreign debt twice

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Workers in right-to-work states are wealthier

Workers in right-to-work states are wealthier

When adjusting for the cost of living, workers in right-to-work states have 4.1 percent higher incomes.

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Argentina: Age of first drug use now 8 years

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Obama cracks down on 'irresponsible behaviour'

Obama cracks down on 'irresponsible behaviour'

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Fox News pundit chides Obama for seeking end to Reaganism

Fox News pundit chides Obama for seeking end to Reaganism

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Paraguay's exports of beef, rice, maize, wheat show increase

Paraguay's exports of beef, rice, maize, wheat show increase

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'Exit Zero': film/book examines impact of deindustrialization

'Exit Zero': film/book examines impact of deindustrialization

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Anti-business French president promises extraordinary measures

Anti-business French president promises extraordinary measures

France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande, is calling for 'maximum mobilization' in the face of disappointing job figures. As many as 9 million are without work in France.

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IMF chief warns US not to go over 'fiscal cliff'

IMF chief warns US not to go over 'fiscal cliff'

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The Millionaire from Nazareth?

The Millionaire from Nazareth?

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Food for the poor goes to waste in Spain

Food for the poor goes to waste in Spain

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The spiritual crisis within the unemployment crisis

The spiritual crisis within the unemployment crisis

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No more California dreamin' under Jerry Brown

No more California dreamin' under Jerry Brown

The wealthy are leaving California for Facebook. Democrats, in power for 50 years in the governor's chair, have imposed regulations that have caused employers to flee.

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The rich should not have to pay taxes?

The rich should not have to pay taxes?

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General Motors gets another fat check from Uncle Sam

General Motors gets another fat check from Uncle Sam

On the same day, GM announced it will buy Ally: what was once known as GMAC, the financial arm of the failed company. The size of the purchase is not known at this time.

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The global effects of drought in the U.S.

The global effects of drought in the U.S.

Inaction by President Obama and Congress will mean higher food prices and hunger worldwide.

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GOP campaign ad says Obama out of focus on economy

GOP campaign ad says Obama out of focus on economy

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Spain's economy is solid, says bullish President Rajoy

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Americans appear bullish about US economy

Americans appear bullish about US economy

High consumer confidence could translate into bullish growth for manufacturers and retailers. Confidence in the government's economic policies remains low.

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Georgetown University: Catholic or not?

Georgetown University: Catholic or not?

Nearly 90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown University signed a letter criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan’s visit to the campus. They say his budget plan represents a “continuing misuse of Catholic teaching” because it allegedly hurts the poor.

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French Left propose deindustrialization of Europe

French Left propose deindustrialization of Europe

Debate increases in Europe over new economic plan that intentionally reverses economic and industrial growth.

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Failed leadership in the White House

Failed leadership in the White House

Treasury Secretary Geithner has admitted that the White House has no "solution to the long term fiscal problem. What we do know is, we don't like yours."

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America's First Great Depression: book review

America's First Great Depression: book review

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Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

Ugly fish: illegal alien Snakeheads

There are snakeheads coming to your town. Beware!

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The American Way of Eating: by the numbers

The American Way of Eating: by the numbers

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Finance no longer serves humanity, says Pope

The media also came in for criticism from the Pope.

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How the secret bank bailout came to be

How the secret bank bailout came to be

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What Britain can teach America about deficit reduction

What Britain can teach America about deficit reduction

If Republicans are serious about deficit reduction, rather than assailing government, a burst of economic growth may follow.

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The Line Item Veto and America's fiscal crisis

The Line Item Veto and America's fiscal crisis

"The Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011 is a simple, effective way to eliminate unnecessary spending items," in the federal budget.

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New data debunks old myth about paying off consumer debt

New data debunks old myth about paying off consumer debt

Pay off larger debts first, which have higher interest rates.

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Africa for Sale: where the poor have everything to lose

Africa for Sale: where the poor have everything to lose

Africans flee from farming even while foreign interests are swallowing up land as a new colonial era emerges.

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On a Day like Today: American bankruptcy

On a Day like Today: American bankruptcy

In 1993, US Rep. Traficant warned that the US was then facing 'chapter 11.'

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Americans believe in a fairer distribution of wealth

Americans believe in a fairer distribution of wealth

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INDIA - VATICAN Card Ravasi: Grafting ethics onto a world economy led by India and China

At a seminar titled “Towards a Strong Global Economic System: Revealing the Logic of Gratuitousness in the Market Economy”, discussions will focus on the challenges of progress: globalisation, social injustice, dehumanising exploitation and materialism. For Card Gianfranco Ravasi, president ...

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Vatican document on World Economy and Banking

Vatican document on World Economy and Banking

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a controversial document on economics: "Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority". Full text.

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