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Economy Watch Archive: Deficit/debt

U.S. exports up, but higher imports widen trade deficit

U.S. exports jumped more than 2 percent in May. But a surge in imports widened the country's trade deficit -- disappointing the effort to even out global trade flows.

By Howard Schneider  |  July 13, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Deficit/debt , Fed Reserve  
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The economic lessons of the Argentina-Greece World Cup match

I like to use every chance I can to point out economics lessons in everyday life, and here's one I just can't pass up: Argentina and Greece just finished a World Cup soccer match. What's economic about that, you ask?...

By Frank Ahrens  |  June 22, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Deficit/debt  
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Bernanke assumes role of very measured chief economic cheerleader

When you think of a cheerleader personality, Ben Bernanke's cautious, monotone manner doesn't come to mind. Yet, for lack of others, the Fed chairman has emerged as the chief cheerleader for the struggling U.S. economic recovery. Even if he...

By Frank Ahrens  |  June 9, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Deficit/debt , Fed Reserve  
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Fragile U.S. economy faces threats from both hemispheres

The fragile U.S. recovery is now facing economic threats from both the Eastern and Western hemispheres: As the eurozone union appears to be on the verge of cracking apart, Thailand is just putting out the flames of an internal revolt...

By Frank Ahrens  |  May 20, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Deficit/debt , The Ticker  
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Report: Germany unilaterally bans naked short-selling

Image by World Economic Forum via FlickrThe German government is taking the rather radical step of banning naked short-selling of stocks, government bonds and credit-default swaps starting at midnight, the wires are reporting from that nation, a unilateral move to...

By Frank Ahrens  |  May 18, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Deficit/debt  | Tags: Business, Credit default swap, Germany, Investing, Naked short selling, Short, Stocks and Bonds, United States  
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Greek tourism minister quits because her husband is a tax cheat

Here's your situation in Greece in a nutshell: The Associated Press is reporting that Angela Gerekou, who is Greece's deputy tourism minister, has resigned because her husband -- a former pop music and film star -- owes millions of euros...

By Frank Ahrens  |  May 17, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Deficit/debt  | Tags: Greece, Maps and Views, Politics, Tolis Voskopoulos, Tourism, Travel Guides, Travel and Tourism, United States  
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