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Iran election opens door to U.S. talks

By Paul Taylor
June 11, 2009

Paul Taylor-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

A wind of change is blowing through Iran, where hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces an increasingly tough battle for re-election on Friday.

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What to watch for in Iran’s presidential election

June 8, 2009

Suzanne Maloney-- Dr. Suzanne Maloney is a senior fellow for foreign policy at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Maloney, a former U.S. state department policy advisor, recently  published the book "Iran's long reach: Iran as pivotal state in the Muslim world." The views expressed are her own. --

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Inventory-driven U.S. recovery may be delayed

June 8, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Steady improvement in manufacturing surveys, payroll data and freight movements all indicate the U.S. economy is approaching the low point in the business cycle and should hit the bottom within the next one to four months. But that does not necessarily imply a strong and sustained expansion is about to get underway.

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China’s U.S. debt overhang needs Chinese cure

June 3, 2009

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

When U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told students at Peking University that China's holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds were safe, his answer drew loud laughter from the audience.

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GM shows Obama is no Vulcan

May 29, 2009

obama-- James Pethokoukis is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

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Bonds swamped in fair weather or foul

May 29, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Come good news or bad, the U.S. treasury market is taking a sell now and wait for inflation later strategy.

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Fearing the supermen of Guantanamo

By Bernd Debusmann
May 28, 2009

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

Americans need to be afraid, very afraid. If President Barack Obama has his way, the country will soon be at serious risk of terrorist attacks coordinated by Muslim men held in maximum security prisons from where no-one has ever escaped.

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California, harbinger of hard U.S. choices

May 27, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

California's fiscal train wreck should be watched warily by investors in U.S. Treasuries; as the start of a trend among states seeking bailouts, as a source of pressure on Federal funds and as a harbinger of hard choices at national level.

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Time for fund managers to act

By Alexander Smith
May 26, 2009

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

It is time for shareholders to start behaving like the owners of listed companies rather than appearing as hapless bystanders as corporate disasters unfold around them.

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Auto plant wars sparked decline of industry

May 25, 2009

dewar-headshot-150x150-- Robert J. Dewar is a former Ford Motor Company general foreman and author of A Savage Factory: An Eyewitness Account of the Auto Industry’s Self-Destruction. He currently lives in Cincinnati, OH and runs a successful packaging business with his wife and family. The views expressed are his own. --