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Tea Party redux

May 18, 2011

Nick Carey was invited on MSNBC last night to talk about his Tea Party special report. Here’s what he had to say:

A Philadelphia story

May 13, 2011

Tyrone Gilliams is a commodities trader who likes to party hardy but is now being sued by an investor for fraud.

Bin Laden “wanted to be a martyr.” U.S. obliged.

May 12, 2011

Today’s special report ”The bin Laden kill plan” is based on interviews with two dozen current and former senior intelligence, White House and State Department officials. It explores the policies and actions of the United States in its 13-year hunt for Osama bin Laden. 

Why a Greek default wouldn’t be news

May 12, 2011

“From 1800 until well after World War Two, Greece found itself virtually in continual default,” write Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff in “This Time Is Different” — it’s a point Nouriel Roubini underlines in our latest look at Europe’s mess, from Noah Barkin.

With Chinese small caps, it’s buyer beware

May 11, 2011

Today’s special report “Chinese stock scams are the latest U.S. import” shows again that when it comes to a bargain, it’s buyer beware. In this case, when a small-cap Chinese stock seems to promise outlandish growth, it might be worth finding out more before you buy.

Argentine president keeps nation on tenterhooks

May 10, 2011

Helen Popper reports today from Buenos Aires, where President Cristina Fernandez is keeping voters and financial markets guessing on whether she will run for a second term. See our special report “Widowhood, Peron nostalgia and Argentine politics.”

Greece’s unsteady privatisation

May 9, 2011

 Scepticism in financial markets about how effective the EU bailout of Greece will prove has long been mounting . One reason is concern that the country cannot deliver on its privatisation schedule. We checked out Greek efforts to sell off real estate, which are supposed to make up the bulk of funds raised there, and found little doing

Where was your new medicine tested?

May 6, 2011

That’s what today’s special report by Ben Hirschler, “Big Pharma’s global guinea pigs,” is all about. If you live in the United States or Western Europe, you might be surprised to learn that most of the patients who took it in clinical trials probably lived in another part of the world altogether.

The spies next door to OBL

May 5, 2011

Our special report “Why the U.S. mistrusts Pakistan’s powerful spy agency” examines in the history of the ISI, and what led President Obama to make the decision to keep his supposed allies in the dark about this week’s raid on bin Laden’s safe house.