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May 13, 2011
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An interview with Frederick Kempe about “Berlin 1961″

The ever-resourceful Ayana Morali found a chunk of the Berlin Wall in mid-Manhattan, the perfect locale to interview Frederick Kempe about his fascinating book, BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth. Here’s a video of our conversation:

Apr 27, 2011
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Watch Bernanke press conference live

Reuters.com will be streaming the first-ever press conference from a Federal Reserve president, starting at 2:15 pm EDT. Various Reuters contributors will be providing comment and analysis as Ben Bernanke takes questions. Watch and comment here: http://live.reuters.com/Event/Federal_Reserve_meeting_and_press_conference.

 

Apr 26, 2011
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Paul Allen’s “Idea Man”: his inside story of the founding of Microsoft

By James Ledbetter
The opinions expressed are his own. The piece first appeared in The Washington Post.

Memoirs from technology executives are almost universally bad. Loaded down by jargon, they are typically more self-serving than self-aware. Paul Allen’s “Idea Man” is broader and more engaging than most, yet it is still hampered by its own quirks and blind spots.

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on the municipal bond market

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian explains where he does and does not see risk in the municipal bond market:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on Mideast turmoil

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian admits that he did not foresee the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian explains PIMCO’s U.S. Treasury holdings

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian explains why his firm has purged U.S. Treasuries from its holdings:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on quantitative easing

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian says that further quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve seems unlikely:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on Japan’s crisis and technological innovation

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian expresses hope that the nuclear crisis in Japan will spur technological innovation:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on emerging market currencies and the “cleanest dirty shirt”

In this excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian discusses how his firm invests in emerging market currencies:

Mar 31, 2011
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El-Erian on Japanese earthquake’s economic effects

Here is an excerpt from this morning’s Newsmaker interview with PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian, in which he discusses the economic impact of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami:

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      "James Ledbetter is the former op-ed editor of Reuters. He is the author, most recently, of "Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex," published in January 2011."
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