The New New Normal

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The Roadblock

If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.

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The IMF is offering 20th-century solutions for a 21st-century economy.

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Into Africa

Believe the hype. Africa's rise is real.

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Going South

They've helped bail out southern weaklings. Now Europe's northern countries may be doomed too.

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Escape Velocity

The president's State of the Union address is the best place to focus responsibility and re-launch the American economy. Because the real problem is Washington. 

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Getting Down to Business

The bad news is Washington hasn't seen the last of its bickering, dithering, and gridlock. The good news is Obama can change that in his first 100 days. 

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American Anxiety

The numbers say the stumbling U.S. economy is picking up steam. But there’s good reason to worry.


The Arabian Horse

Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?

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