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Russia warns US against supplying ‘lethal defensive aid' to Ukraine; NATO Can't Afford Russia-build Mistrals

``"This is a very serious signal for several reasons. First of all, this is a direct violation of agreements, including the ones achieved in partnership with the United States. I mean the Geneva Declaration from 17 April," said the Russian...Show More Summary

Politics is Economics in the Week Ahead

Many people assume that politics and economics are separate spheres. We find ourselves often harkening back to the even older tradition of referring to "political economy". After all it was Harold Laswell, who is regarded as the father of modern political science, that famously defined politics as who gets what, when and how. Show More Summary

Get Your Wallet Out: Global Drug Spending is About to Hit a Dubious Milestone

Global pharmaceutical spending is about to hit a dubious figure. Find out what this means for your pocketbook as well as your portfolio.

The Real Reason Ford's CEO Is Betting Big on Lincoln

Lincoln's new president reveals the "secret" behind Ford's decision to make a big bet on the old luxury brand.

4 Top TV Shows that Left Netflix in 2014

Netflix's costly original content push has forced it to drop a lot of popular TV shows from its streaming service.

Rickards - No US Rate Increase in 2015

``The economy is still too fundamentally weak to support a rate increase..."

Hey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for Sale

China plans to sell its newest stealth fighter jet around the world. Should Lockheed Martin be worried?

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Benghazi report 'full of crap'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday shredded a recently released report that concluded the Obama administration did not engage in an alleged cover-up to hide details about the Benghazi embassy attack. "I think the report is full of crap," he said on CNN's State of the Union. Show More Summary

The Solar Panels You Buy Matter--A Quick Guide for Better Decisions

Not all solar panels are created equally and knowing what makes them different can make you a better buyer of solar energy.

It's Bonus Time: 4 Things You Must Do Before December 31

How to evaluate the tax implications of your bonus protect as much as you can from taxation.

The Real Reason Why The Netherlands Repatriated Its Gold

In what could definitely be called a stunning move, the Netherlands has announced it has repatriated in excess of 120 tonnes of gold from the vaults of the Federal Reserve in New York to the Dutch Central Bank in Amsterdam. Officially...Show More Summary

The Secret Service’s Most Important Job Is Not What You Think

The Secret Service’s mission is to protect one of the U.S.’ most important assets. Hint: It’s not the President.

SNL uses Schoolhouse Rock! to explain Obama's executive order on immigration

Saturday Night Live explained this weekend how an immigration bill becomes a law in Obama's White House. Or, more accurately, the show explained why Obama opted to act alone on immigration instead of waiting for Congress to send him a bill — and they did it all to the tune of an iconic Schoolhouse Rock! song. Show More Summary

Why Univision is so important to Obama

On Thursday night, the usual rump shaking and pyrotechnics of the Latin Grammys were delayed as President Obama announced his executive action on immigration. ABC, NBC and CBS chose not to air the address. That left Spanish-language network Univision, which pushed back the Latin Grammys by about 15 minutes to make time for the president, […]

A $325 Million Deal Still Needs a Plan

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at Giancarlo Stanton’s enormous a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. The print version had the full headline A $325 million deal still needs a plan, while the online version was Congratulations! You just signed a $325 million deal. Now what?....Read More

Zycher on Gruber

(November 23, 2014 12:03 PM, by David Henderson) When L'Affaire Gruber began two weeks ago, Tyler Cowen challenged us to stick to discussing Gruber's economics rather than his personal failings. I took up the challenge here, pointing out that Gruber's willingness to mislead could explain what looked like... (0 COMMENTS)

3 Steps You Should Immediately Take to Be a Better Investor

What habits can you change right now to make you a better investor? Here's what our analysts have to say.

10 things you need to know today: November 23, 2014

1. Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78 Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of Washington, D.C., and a sitting member of the city council, died Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. Barry's family did not specify a cause of death, though the lawmaker had been in poor health for some time. Show More Summary

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