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  • Obama slaps China after G-20 summit, indicates little room for compromise on Bush tax cuts

     
    Full text, as usual, of President Barack Obama's news conference....
  • Fox and Cablevision take fight to FCC

     
    Cablevision Systems Corp. is asking the government to force News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting to restore the signals of its New York and Philadelphia television stations to Cablevision subscribers that were pulled more two weeks ago as a result of a......
  • Drug violence doesn't scare off investors in Mexico, as stocks near all-time high

     
    Mexico’s horrific drug violence has been no impediment for its stock market: The country’s main share index is on the verge of hitting a record high. The Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC index rose Monday for a third consecutive session, gaining......
  • EGYPT: Fears of a food crisis after Russia's wheat export ban

     
    Russia's decision to ban grain exports is fueling anxiety among Egyptians that an international wheat crisis could lead to massive food shortages in the Arab world's most populous country. Egypt is the world's top wheat importer, annually buying 6...
  • John Boehner calls for firing of Obama's entire economic team; time 'to put grownups in charge'

     
    Full text of the Republican House leader's speech on the economy, demanding the Democrats take responsibility for prolonged unemployment....
  • MIDDLE EAST: Turkey to open free trade zone with Arab states as Erdogan denies axis shift

     
    Turkey's east-west balancing act has become considerably more precarious since the deadly Israeli flotilla raid nearly two weeks ago, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears determined to have the best of both worlds. He made this clear Thursday...
  • New-home sales fall nearly 33% nationally with tax credit expiration

     
    Sales of newly built houses in the U.S. plunged 32.7% last month, the strongest evidence to date that the housing market was likely to stumble as the popular tax credit for buyers expired. Economists are expecting sales of both new......
  • U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses

    U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses
    President Obama's proposal to boost the research tax credit for businesses is widely seen as necessary to bolster American competitiveness in the global economy. But even if the $100-billion plan is approved, it won't begin to address the fundamental...
  • Chinese make big push into animation

    Chinese make big push into animation
    Entering the campus of the largest animation production facility in China, visitors are greeted by life-size statues of Disney and Pixar characters: Belle dancing with the Beast, Mowgli and Baloo sitting on a tree trunk and Buzz and Woody in a classic...
  • Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?

    Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?
    Today's question: Do presidential politics help or hurt election-year economic policy? Did McCain's campaign "suspension" have any effect? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated Obama's and McCain's economic plans and the state of the U.S. financial...
  • Becerra's a bad choice for trade post

    Becerra's a bad choice for trade post
    Deep down, we had hoped Barack Obama was fibbing when he bashed the North American Free Trade Agreement on the campaign trail. After all, his senior economic policy advisor had, according to a leaked memo, assured Canadian officials that the talk was...