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Trump: I’ll Add 25 Million Jobs to the U.S. Economy

Trump laid out a fanciful and nearly impossible economic plan.

David Francis

The Cable

Is the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Too Big To Succeed?

The merger is likely to draw skepticism from U.S. and EU regulators.

David Francis

The Cable

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How’s Trump Doing? Look at the Mexican Peso.

When Trump does well, the peso goes down. When he does poorly, it goes up.

David Francis

The Cable

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Trump Claims U.S. Monetary Policy Is a Partisan Conspiracy

Donald Trump apparently is no longer a low-interest rate person.

David Francis

Argument

How French Socialism Built — and Destroyed — the European Union

The road to hell was paved with the good intentions of François Mitterrand.

Arthur Goldhammer

Observation Deck

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The Weird New Normal of Negative Interest Rates

The United States, Germany, and other economic powerhouses haven't learned the dire lessons of Japan's…

Gillian Tett

Argument

Life in Apple’s Ireland

The strange nature of living in a tax haven, where 26 percent GDP growth is…

Jennifer Duggan

The Cable

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Obama Arrives in Asia, But His Pacific Trade Deal Is Almost Dead

Obama's pivot to Asia remains incomplete without his signature Pacific trade pact.

David Francis

The Cable

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U.S. Treasury Hits Russia With More Sanctions Over Ukraine

The new penalties come as Russian troops conduct military drills on the border with Ukraine.

David Francis

Argument

Will Congress Get Serious About U.S. Offshoring Loopholes?

The Panama Papers revelations were just the beginning. Now the FBI is worried about terrorist…

Anne Usher

The Cable

Europe Says Apple Owes More than $14 Billion in Unpaid Taxes

European authorities allege Apple paid less than 1 percent on some of its profits.

David Francis

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The Terrible Amusement Park That Explains Chongqing’s Economic Miracle

With China's cities drowning in debt, one megalopolis is getting its books in order by…

Dinny McMahon

The Cable

Did Germany Just Pull the Plug on Obama’s European Trade Deal?

The president isn't likely to complete his Asian and European trade deals before he leaves…

David Francis

Argument

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The Stimulus Our Economy Needs

The U.S. economy needs cash to fund job creation and raise stagnant wages. Calling it…

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Argument

Stopping the World’s Most Rapacious Invasive Species, One Fillet at a Time

The Pacific lionfish has taken over the Caribbean, killing reefs and decimating local species. Could…

Christopher Pala

The Cable

U.S. Federal Reserve: American Economy Shrugged Off Brexit

The Fed is still reluctant to raise interest rates despite avoiding Brexit fallout.

David Francis

The Cable

New Chief of Clinton’s Transition Team Is a Strong Backer of TPP and Free Trade

Ken Salazar is a long-time free trade supporter, including the Asia trade deal Clinton now…

David Francis

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Clinton Pledges — Again — To Block Trade Deal She Once Backed

Clinton’s latest dismissal of TPP is an effort to win over skeptical Rust Belt voters.

David Francis

The Cable

Apple Will Pay Hackers for Security Vulnerabilities

The tech giant to offer up to $200,000 for developers who find flaws in its…

Elias Groll

Argument

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Europe’s Future Will Be Decided at a Quaint Renaissance Italian Bank

Italy’s third largest bank needs a bailout. What happens next could mean a revolution in…

Harold James

Report

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Obama Is America’s Last Lonely Free Trader

The president is making a final push for a massive Asian trade deal that has…

David Francis

Copper

COMEX Futures

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How China’s ‘Currency Manipulation’ Enhances the Global Role of the U.S. Dollar

But it's not quite that simple. In fact, Beijing benefits from the dollar’s dominance.

Michael Pettis

Argument

Tunisia’s Celebrated Labor Union Is Holding the Country Back

Tunisia desperately needs to reform its bloated public sector. But organized labor is digging in…

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

The Cable

Iran Accuses U.S. of ‘Lackluster’ Implementation of Nuclear Deal

Iran says the United States is not living up to the obligations of the deal.

David Francis

Report

Meet the Motley Crew Charged With Seeing Britain Out of the EU

The new government has no fewer than five officials appointed to implement the Brexit. And…

David Francis

The Cable

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The Post-Brexit U.S. Economy Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You Very Much

But a strong U.S. dollar could cause financial pain in the United States down the…

David Francis

The Cable

U.K. To Wall Street: We’re Open For Business Despite Brexit

Britain moves to assure international investors that Brexit is not a bad thing.

David Francis
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