Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel of Germany does not expect the eurozone crisis to end soon. She calls it a marathon. In an address before her parliament, Merkel said as she refered to the future “But they also say...
Douglas A. McIntyre
It may be an affront to free speech, or just a plan that is totally unrealistic, but the EU wants to ban credit ratings of the sovereign debt of its most troubled nations.“We are actively...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Most of the central bankers and the head of the IMF ignored the power of voters in the developed nations, where growth and deficits are twin problems, when they made comments at the recent Jackson...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is close to a purchase of Skype for $7 billion (WSJ)Microsoft is close to an $8.5 billion deal to buy Skype (Reuters)PIMCO increased its short position in US Treasury...
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Facebook may hire the former White House press secretary Gibbs (Reuters)Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) will reopen stores it had to shutter in Japan (Reuters)Jobs may be the lagging indicator for a recovery...
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The IMF “Fiscal Monitor” and ratings agencies have both warned Japan and the US on their growing debt loads (Reuters)Ford Motor’s (NYSE: F) annual profit may be its largest since 2000...
Douglas A. McIntyre
There have been recent reports that German chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to pull her nation out of the euro zone. That would almost certainly cause a collapse of the euro and the alliance....
Douglas A. McIntyre
China warned that QE2 could destabilize the global economy. (Reuters)Aol (NYSE: AOL) has tapped Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) to aid it in its pursuit of Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO). (Reuters)Some Fed...
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Mortgage investors have begun to pressure banks to buy back bad loans. (Reuters)China may use its rare earth stocks to help it move ahead with alternative energy.  (Reuters)Bank of Japan released...
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