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Michael Jackson’s troubled financial legacy

June 26, 2009

Alexander Smith-- Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Michael Jackson's will is bound to be as bizarre as the rest of the singer's turbulent life. But one thing is for sure, the arguments over his deeply flawed financial legacy will keep lawyers busy for years.

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Obama, Iran and a meaningless phrase

By Bernd Debusmann
June 25, 2009

Bernd Debusmann - Great Debate-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

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First exit for the Fed

June 23, 2009

fed-- Agnes T. Crane is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are her own --

Call it a battle for beginnings and endings, and the Federal Reserve is smack in the middle.

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Regulation reform hints of “Old Europe”

June 18, 2009

bob-bench-- Robert R. Bench, a former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency in the Reagan administration, is a senior fellow at the Boston University School of Law’s Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law. The views expressed are his own. --

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Learning to love falling house prices

June 18, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Optimism has been all but extinguished from the U.S. housing market.

The number of Americans lining up for new home loans is shrinking again, according to Wednesday's release from the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the best that can be said of homebuilding is that it has stabilized at almost 80 percent below its peak.

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Bet on small firms to lead China global foray

By Wei Gu
June 17, 2009

Wei Gu--Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own--

Chairman Mao used to say the truth is always kept by the minority.

A little-known private Chinese machinery company's bid for a GM marque has been sneered at by even the patriotic Chinese media, but the deal could succeed where mightier plays like Chinalco's for Rio Tinto have failed.

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Dell’s retail detour starts to look smart

By Eric Auchard
June 17, 2009

Eric Auchard-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --
Dell Inc's move into retail sales might seem poorly-timed, discretionary spending being what it is. In fact, the world's No. 2 personal computer maker looks like it's making the right choices that can get its long-struggling consumer business rolling again.

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Ahmadinejad won. Get over it

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-- Flynt Leverett directs The New America Foundation’s Iran Project and teaches international affairs at Pennsylvania State university. Hillary Mann Leverett is CEO of STRATEGA, a political risk consultancy. Both worked for many years on Middle East issues for the U.S. government, including as members of the National Security Council staff. The views expressed are their own. --

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The Fed needs to get its wallet out

June 12, 2009

Christopher Swann-- Christopher Swann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The Federal Reserve is putting on a brave face about the rise in Treasury yields.

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Bracing for black shoots in tech markets

June 11, 2009

Eric Auchard-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Pundits have been talking endlessly about the possible green shoots of recovery in the ravaged world economy.