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Sep 28, 2011
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Would you consider buying the Kindle Fire?

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Amazon.com unveiled its long-awaited tablet computer with a $199 price tag, potentially cheap enough to give Apple iPad some serious competition for the first time.

 

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Aug 9, 2011
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How does the stock market turmoil affect you?

On Monday, stocks plunged resulting in the S&P 500′s worst day since December 2008, down more than 6 percent for the day and off more than 17 percent since the index peaked in late April.

Is the current slide in stock prices, the ratings downgrade and weak economic data causing you to:

Jul 11, 2011
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Will hiring accelerate in the second half of 2011?

Hiring in the U.S. stalled in June as employers added the fewest workers in nine months, dashing expectations the economy would bounce back quickly from a slowdown in the first half of the year. Despite the dismal jobs data, economists still expect that the economy will pull away from its first-half soft patch.

 

 

 

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Jun 13, 2011
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Do you think Facebook should hold an initial public offering?

Facebook is set to file for an initial public offering of its shares that could value the popular social networking site at more than $100 billion, according to financial news channel CNBC.

 

 

 

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Mar 16, 2010
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U.S. currency bill likely misses target

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D, New York) and Lindsey Graham (R, South Carolina) have announced plans to introduce a bill allowing the Commerce Department to take account of currency undervaluation when calculating anti-dumping duties.

The target is clearly China. It threatens to inflame the already rancorous and dangerously escalating dispute with Beijing over exchange rate policy to no good purpose.
Legislative pressure will not make China’s government any more likely to accelerate the renminbi’s revaluation. If anything it will cause the government to postpone a revaluation most officials concede will eventually be necessary.
China’s government cannot afford to show weakness in succumbing to pressure from “western devils” (“gwai lo”) without losing face in the eyes of its own public. China’s Premier Wen Jiabao has already branded U.S. pressure on the currency issue as a form of “protectionism.” The Schumer-Graham bill is likely to draw an even more angry response.