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Features by Tracey Samuelson

The Congressional Budget Office: staying above the fray

New CBO head Keith Hall has the tough job of keeping politics out of the agency.
Posted In: congressional budget office, congressional budget

Sotheby's courts new buyers with an assist from Drake

The musician and auctioneer are collaborating on a new show.
Posted In: art, sotheby's, Drake
<span>A trader point at a graphic on a computer screen in Lisbon during the auction of Portuguese Treasury Bills. <span>Portugal easily raised 750 million euros in a landmark 10-year bond issue at a sharply reduced interest rate in April 2014. <

Re-thinking the boring bond

Dissecting the bond market's "conga line of ramifications."
Posted In: bonds, U.S. Treasury, mortgage rates

The end is nigh for Idol

After a 13-year run, Fox announces the next season will be American Idol's last.
Posted In: american idol, Fox, television
Then-U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 1993.

NAFTA legacy casts a shadow on new trade agreements

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership looms, a look back at what NAFTA changed in America.
Posted In: NAFTA, Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade deals

Why the secrecy behind trade talks?

The lack of transparency behind trade deals is a worry for critics.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiations, trade deals
The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 — the date the social media company went public.

Why social media investing looks like a rollercoaster

Social media stocks are volatile. With good reason.
Posted In: social media, stocks, Investing, markets, shares
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White speaks at 2014 SEC conference in Washington, D.C.

SEC wants clarity on CEO pay vs. company performance

The SEC is going to demand that companies provide more transparency about CEO pay.
Posted In: CEO salaries, SEC, stocks

Japan's trade negotiations may be troubled by currency

Some are claiming the Bank of Japan is manipulating currency.
Posted In: Japan, currency, Bank of Japan, Shinzo Abe
Carolyn Rafaelian’s father founded this factory, Cinerama, in 1966. While much of Rhode Island’s manufacturing has moved overseas, this factory is still in business, producing jewelry for Rafaelian’s company, Alex and Ani.

Rhode Island, hard hit by recession, slow to recover

Pre-recession, the housing boom in Rhode Island helped mask manufacturing woes.
Posted In: local economy, state economies, Rhode Island, Great Recession, economic recovery

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