from Breakingviews:

Lavish German pay hike helps entire euro zone

February 24, 2015

By Olaf Storbeck

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from David Gray:

Gayle’s record double century flattens Zimbabwe

February 24, 2015

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Chris Gayle rediscovered his mojo in spectacular fashion on Tuesday with the first ever World Cup double century to drive West Indies to a 73-run victory over Zimbabwe in their Pool B clash at Manuka Oval.

from Breakingviews:

Piketty meets pragmatism in Singapore tax hike

February 24, 2015

By Andy Mukherjee 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

The Greek plan is in, breath bated

By Mike Peacock
February 24, 2015

Varoufakis arrives at a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels

Greece sent an economic reform plan to its EU and IMF creditors overnight, according to an EU source, and euro zone finance ministers will this morning see the list which is a condition for extending the country's bailout programme by four months.

from Expert Zone:

A global lesson from Europe

By Paul Donovan
February 24, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from Expert Zone:

Budget 2015: Be careful what you wish for

By Hartmut Issel
February 24, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

from The Great Debate:

More than measles: The threat to America’s ‘herd immunity’

By Howard Markel
February 24, 2015

Jodi Krawitt holds her son Rhett in their home in Corte Madera, California

Jodi Krawitt holds her son Rhett, 6, in their home in Corte Madera, California, Jan. 28, 2015. Rhett is recovering from leukemia and his father is concerned his child could succumb to an outbreak of measles at his Northern California school. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

from James Saft:

India benefits from reform and a bit of luck: James Saft

February 24, 2015

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Titularly now the fastest-growing major
economy, India, having left China behind, is positioned for a
good year, both in its economy and financial markets.

from The Great Debate:

Whips, chains and capitalism: What ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is really about

By Lynn Stuart Parramore
February 24, 2015

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in 'Fifty Shades of Grey. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

from Alison Frankel:

The lawyer who talked too much – and lost the Fed privilege in AIG bailout suit

By Alison Frankel
February 23, 2015

I don't envy Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Claims. Last week, the Justice Department and former AIG chief Maurice Greenberg filed hundreds of pages of post-trial briefs in Greenberg's multibillion-dollar Fifth Amendment case, which alleges that the government engaged in an unconstitutional taking when it received about 80 percent of AIG's equity in exchange for bailing the company out of a near-death liquidity crisis in 2008. Wheeler, who oversaw a six-week bench trial last fall, featuring testimony from officials who led the government's response to the financial crisis, now has to wade through the two sides' competing versions of both the facts and the law.