30
OCT
2012

Data Show Weakening in Euro Zone Economy

By David Jolly and Melissa Eddy – October 30, 2012 PARIS — Germany’s chancellor and the leaders of five international economic organizations called on government leaders Tuesday to take “decisive action” to help spur growth in the 17 euro zone countries and elsewhere in the glob
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30
OCT
2012

Sandy’s economic clout will linger

By Nelson D. Schwartz – October 30, 2012 From the mighty New York Stock Exchange to businesses up and down the East Coast, commerce came to a halt yesterday as superstorm Sandy swept toward shore. Financial markets, department stores and many big companies on the East Coast anno
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21
OCT
2012

Stock market braces for ‘Harper haircut’

By David Akin – October 21, 2012 OTTAWA – Canada’s stock market is likely to take a tumble Monday and you can thank the Harper government for that, half-a-dozen American analysts and fund managers told me Sunday. The “Harper haircut” for energy stocks alo
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21
OCT
2012

Why the economy may be better than you think

By Steven Pearlstein – October 21, 2012 This may come as something of a surprise to regular readers of this column, but I’m feeling rather optimistic these days about the U.S. economy. It’s not that the statistical evidence (lower unemployment rate, a spike in housing starts) is
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20
OCT
2012

West Bank vote held to help plug Palestinian democracy gap

By Noah Browning – October 20, 2012 (Reuters) – Palestinians voted in elections in the Israeli-occupied West Bank for the first time in six years on Saturday, but their scant choice of candidates put them out of step with democratic revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world.
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19
OCT
2012

The Economics of Higher Education: Why College Is a Worthwhile Investment

By Catherine Bittar – October 19, 2012 “Economists have long focused on the concept of education as an investment that, on average, pays off well over the long term, for both individual students and society as a whole. Yet many families lack faith in that premise.” (
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