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Why we see gold prices jump during times of uncertainty

Feb 24, 2020
Gold hit its highest mark in more than seven years on Monday due to spikes in coronavirus cases outside of China.
Once upon a time, gold was the currency of the United States.
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Obama's last G-20 summit may highlight its limitations

Sep 2, 2016
Now that the financial crisis has faded, this G-20 is unlikely to lead to dramatic coordinated action.
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The U.S. trade deficit: is it as simple as Trump says?

Mar 28, 2016
Republican front runner says it's all about winners and losers. But is it?

Global crashes in an interconnected economy

Jan 30, 2015
What happens when a country's economy crashes?

Global gaps: income and wealth inequality

Jan 16, 2015
Branko Milanovic discusses income and wealth gaps in the global economy

Trade deficits aren't good or bad, just weird

Nov 5, 2014
The hidden side of trade deficits.
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President Obama makes a sales pitch for the U.S.

May 20, 2014
"It was getting harder for Ohio to go compete against Singapore.”

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Syria weighs on economic focus of G-20 summit

Sep 4, 2013
The meeting of the world's top 20 economies has a broad agenda for addressing global economic concerns, but Syria looms as a point of tension between the U.S. and Russia, the conference's host.

How governments failed the global economy

Mar 19, 2012
Our financial troubles here and abroad stem from a confluence of causes. But if governments can do anything to fix our economic situation, shouldn't they have already?

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mubarak resigns, phasing-out Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Cheers erupted out of Egypt today as Hosni Mubarak stepped down from the presidency, handing over political power to the military. As Alisa Roth...