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Can China Buy Its Way Into Becoming the World’s Next Soccer Powerhouse?

Breaking transfer records is one thing. Fielding a quality team is another.

Andi Thomas

Argument

The Shifty Linguistics of ‘Capital’

Banks and financial institutions are playing fast and loose with what constitutes “cash on hand”…

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

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Economics Has Failed America

When it comes to the impact of global trade, the dismal science has done a…

Daniel Altman

The Cable

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder for Obama’s Asian Trade Pact

Opponents and proponents of TPP will find data they like in a U.S. report on…

David Francis

The Cable

The Puerto Rico Rescue Is Going to Be a Tough Sell To Opponents

The House and White House now have to win over those opposed to providing Puerto…

David Francis

The Cable

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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat Headache Just Got Worse

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund is now targeting the company for its emissions cheat.

David Francis

Argument

TTIP Must Die So the West Can Live

Free-market evangelists say the U.S.-EU trade deal is essential to the future of transatlantic diplomacy.…

Hans Kundnani

The Cable

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Europe Sides With the U.S.: Sorry, China, You’re Still Not a Market Economy

The European Parliament deals Beijing a crushing economic blow.

David Francis

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Brazil’s Problems are Much Bigger than Dilma

With impeachment proceedings underway, it looks like President Dilma Rousseff is on the way out.…

María Elena Candia

Passport

Germany Appears to Cave on Greek Debt

Germany appears to be ready to offer some concessions to Greece.

David Francis

The Cable

0.0001 Percent of People and Companies Named in Panama Papers Are American

Just a handful of Americans are among the 360,000 companies and people named in the…

David Francis

Oil

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Saudi Arabia Begins to Imagine Life Without Oil

Saudi Arabia appears to be making plans for life beyond oil.

Sarah Kaiser-Cross, Ellen Scholl

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But Will It Scale in Kabul?

As troops draw down in Afghanistan, a handful of ambitious U.S. veterans are launching start-ups…

Sebastian J. Bae

Passport

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Expert: EU Now ‘More Vulnerable’ Than Any Time in Its History

There is growing concern about economic contagion sweeping Europe.

David Francis

The Cable

Mexican Court Says ‘El Chapo’ Can Be Sent to the U.S. for Trial

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will face trial on drug charges in the United States, not…

David Francis

Shadow Government

Did China Trade Cost the United States 2.4 Million Jobs?

In a charged election year, with China suspicion running high, it becomes even more vital…

Phil Levy

The Cable

Donald Trump Wants To Make America Greek Again

Donald Trump wants to withhold payment on U.S. debt. It would be a disaster.

David Francis

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The Cable

White House Cracks Down on Offshore Accounts

The Panama Papers compel the White House to crack down on offshore accounts.

David Francis

The Cable

China Asks U.S. Voters To Be ‘Reasonable and Objective’ as Trump Ascends

China wants U.S. voters to be 'reasonable,' a veiled warning about Donald Trump.

David Francis

The Cable

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Obama’s Trade Legacy Is At Risk of Disappearing

Obama's two major trade deals, in Asia and Europe, are now at risk of not…

David Francis

Feature

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Decoder: North Korea’s Maritime Industry

How U.N. sanctions targeting the Hermit Kingdom's shipping business awaken Pyongyang’s creative spirit.

Joshua Hunt

Feature

The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.”

Estacio Valoi

Copper

COMEX Futures

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The Cable

French President Says Non to TTIP

In a blow to Obama, France won't back TTIP in its current form.

David Francis

The Cable

TTIP Leak Puts Obama’s Economic Legacy at Risk

Obama could now miss out on both his Asian and European trade deals.

David Francis

The Cable

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…

David Francis

Argument

The Plot Against Puerto Rico

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

Michael Moran

The Cable

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Puerto Rico Is on the Brink of Default

Puerto Rico is about to miss payment on $422 million it owes creditors.

David Francis

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Aperture: Exit the King

Oil has been a boon in Azerbaijan’s economic growth. But will black gold also cause…

Mathias Depardon
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