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AT&T’s plan to buy Time Warner for US$85.4 billion is only the latest of a string of mega corporate mergers that have been announced in recent years. That deal would combine the second-largest...

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If there’s one thing that nearly all economists agree on, it’s that getting rid of trade restrictions is generally good for a country’s economy. Doing so leads to a higher national income, faster...

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Enron. Worldcom. The Madoff scandal. The mortgage meltdown. Now Wells Fargo. High-profile corporate frauds like these all seem to follow the same pattern. First the misconduct is discovered, and then...

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If corporate money controls our politics, as Bernie Sanders and others have claimed, then how did the Republican Party – the reputed party of business – manage to nominate a candidate whom almost...

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If there’s one thing the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates can agree on these days is that they both want you to vote (for them) this November. To that end, both political parties tend...

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Not too long ago, when Western CEOs pondered China’s fast-growing market and billion-plus potential customers, their eyes would fill with dollar signs. But these days, thoughts of China are more likely...

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In a recent issue of The Economist, President Barack Obama set out four major economic issues that his successor must tackle. As he put it: “… restoring faith in an economy where hardworking Americans...

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The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too. Bear syringe via www.shutterstock.com Despite six years of “recovery” from the Great Recession, America’s middle class still struggles financially...

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On Oct. 1, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump claimed a US$916 million net operating loss on his 1995 New York state income tax return. The article suggested his doing so would have allowed...

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Have you ever pulled out your camera or phone in a museum or historic place and suddenly found a staff person telling you “no photographs”? I was in London recently and it happened repeatedly in places...