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Puerto Rico’s Financial Pain Is Only Getting Worse From Here

Puerto Rico defaulted on what amounts to a drop-in-the-bucket of what it ultimately owes.

David Francis

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The Plot Against Puerto Rico

Washington set the small island up to fail. And now that the territory is on…

Michael Moran

The Magazine

The Asteroid Miner’s Guide to the Galaxy

U.S. companies are preparing to tap the solar system’s riches. But will they share the…

Matthew Shaer

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Former Defense Chiefs Call for Asian Trade Deal Obama Isn’t Likely to Get

Support from eight former DOD chiefs isn't likely to swap Congress on TPP.

David Francis

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Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical…

Andrew Rice

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Forget Disruption -- Convergence Is What Really Has Corporations Fearing for Their Lives

Forget disruption—convergence is what really has corporations fearing for their lives.

Gillian Tett

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Europe’s Misguided Anti-Google Crusade

The EU’s campaign against the Internet giant is missing the point: Google isn’t doing anything…

Philippe Legrain

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Wall Street Isn’t Thrilled About the Probability of a Clinton Presidency

Investors aren't thrilled about the probability of Hillary Clinton winning the White House.

David Francis

Dispatch

Is Malaysia’s Single-Party State Starting to Crack?

Meet the unlikely alliance trying to take down Malaysia’s embattled prime minister.

Harry Jacques

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Germans Aren’t Buying the Trade Deal Obama Is Selling

One in five Germans opposes Obama's EU trade deal.

David Francis

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Obama to Britons: Stay in the European Union or Pay the Price

President Obama calls on Britons to vote to stay in the EU.

David Francis

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U.S. Trade Rep: No Deal With Britain if it Leaves the EU

The United States won't be making a trade deal with London if a Brexit occurs.

David Francis

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Volkswagen Emissions Cheat Settlement Short On Specifics

The settlement between the U.S. and Volkswagen is short on details about how much drivers…

David Francis

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Islamic State

An accidental tour into the heart of the caliphate’s oil smuggling economy.

Marwan Hisham

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Report: Volkswagen to Pay $5,000 To Each U.S. Customer Affected by Diesel Cheat

German media report Volkswagen has agreed to pay billions to settle 'Diesel Gate' in the…

David Francis

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Thank ‘Hamilton’ for Keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 Bill

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

David Francis

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Iran’s Terrorism Victims Can Collect $2 Billion

Victims of Iran-backed terrorism can now collect $2 billion from its central bank.

David Francis

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Report: Islamic State Annual Revenue Down Nearly 30 Percent

Islamic State revenues take a 30 percent hit.

David Francis

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Iran Accuses U.S. of Not Honoring Historic Nuclear Deal

A top Iranian official has accused the U.S. of failing to meet the terms of…

David Francis

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IMF Chief Warns Greece Can’t Meet Terms of Its Debt Deal

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Greece cannot meet the terms of its bailout deal with…

David Francis

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Will Kiev’s New Government Fight Ukraine’s 1 Percent?

Ukraine has a new prime minister and cabinet. Can they root out the endemic corruption…

Reid Standish

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China Isn’t Quite the Economic Headache Presidential Candidates Want it To Be

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take aim at China for U.S. economic woes. But…

David Francis, Keith Johnson, Molly O’Toole

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Greece’s Debt Crisis Arrives in Foggy Bottom

Greece and its creditors are bringing their debt standoff to Washington.

David Francis

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IMF Sees the World Economy Heading The Wrong Way

The IMF projects the global economy is headed south.

David Francis

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Dodgy Dave’s Offshore Chickens Come Home to Roost

The furor over Cameron’s perfectly legal tax haven isn’t about his family money. It’s about…

Alex Massie

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It’s Getting Harder to Stop Multinational Corporations

The untold story of a brazen land grab in Zimbabwe shows why naming and shaming the corporate world’s worst offenders no longer works.

Michael Hobbes

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Watch: Russian National Guard Practices for a ‘Moscow Maidan’

This week Putin created a law enforcement agency to quell mass demonstrations. A new video…

Reid Standish

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Will Google And Facebook Copy WhatsApp’s Encryption Tech?

End-to-end encryption poses a huge threat to the business model of Internet giants.

Elias Groll

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Look Out For ‘Unintended Consequences’ From Obama’s New Merger Rules

Wall Street has a history of outsmarting fed rules like the one keeping U.S. companies…

David Francis

Report

How Hillary Clinton Helped Build WhatsApp’s State-of-the-Art Encryption

Washington is worried about the messaging service’s end-to-end encryption. But it might not exist without the State Department.

Elias Groll
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