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with experts placing different weights upon particular causes. The complexity and interdependence of many of the causes, as well as competing political, economic and organizational interests, have resulted in a variety of narratives describing the crisis. One category of causes created a vulnerable or fragile financial system, including complex financial securities, a dependence on short-term funding markets, and international trade imbalances. Other causes increased the stress on this fragile system, such as high corporate and consumer debt levels. Still others represent shocks to that system, such as the ongoing foreclosure ...
Swimming In the Nude And Losing Ancient Castles « Culture of Life News
Once upon a time, I was very young and back in 1967, I shocked everyone on the Venice Beach in LA by suddenly disrobing and throwing myself into the waves.  And I was not stoned, either.  Now, of course, this would be most embarrassing, ahem.  Old age does that.  But I was listening to some music from back then and decided to sketch a reproduction of this historic event (yes, it did make the TV evening news, to the horror of my poor parents). ΩΩ Anyway, as the world turns, we look to the past, even if it is as queer as the picture above, and try to figure out where we are going in the future.  Back then, I was only 16 years old ... market research, surveys and trends
Leo Hindery, Jr.: "Doubling U.S. Exports" Not a Sufficient Jobs ...
In his January State of the Union Speech, President Obama first committed his administration to the goal of doubling U.S. exports within five years. Mr. Obama said that this will "create two million jobs, about the same number that the U.S. manufacturing sector has shed during this economic downturn." His administration spokesman said just the other day that "the U.S. is on track to hit this export target." There are three problems with this pledge. First, doubling U.S. exports would create just 10 percent of the 22 million new jobs we need, and yet, combined with multiple new free trade agreements (FTAs), ... market research, surveys and trends


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Brad Setser, a former Treasury official who is now at Roubini Global Economics, an economic-analysis firm, reckons that if non-oil import growth continues at its recent pace and the oil price stays over $50 a barrel, America�s annual trade deficit would reach nearly $800 billion by the end of 2005 while the oil price seems to be the most imminent risk, the size and rate of growth of the global imbalances are the real reason to worry. If the world economy continues on autopilot, those imbalances are set to increase. And you do not need to be a Cassandra to predict that, eventually, they will create a nasty problem. National ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
America's Maligned and Misunderstood Trade Deficit | Daniel ...
America's annual trade deficit, already large by historical standards, could reach a new record in 1998, fueling protectionist sentiment in Congress. Political fallout from the trade deficit numbers could impede efforts to reduce barriers to trade in the United States and abroad. Contrary to popular conception, the trade deficit is not caused by unfair trade practices abroad or declining industrial competitiveness at home. Trade deficits reflect the flow of capital across international borders, flows that are determined by national rates of savings and investment. This renders trade policy an ineffective tool for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Unemployment bill fails to beat filibuster, 59-37
The latest effort to pass an extension of unemployment benefits -- which was, at this point, a compromise of a compromise of a compromise of a compromise --failed in the Senate last night. By now, you know this story: It got 59 votes, with Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voting with the Democrats, and though 59 percent of the votes is enough to win you a Senate election or the presidency, it's not enough to win a legislative victory in the U.S. Senate. (Procedural note: The final vote was 58 in favor, as Harry Reid switched so he could bring the bill back later.) Compounding the irony is that, in the end, it was Robert ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Q&A: Pascal Lamy: Director General, WTO
The ongoing Doha Round of negotiations to clinch a multilateral trade deal has the potential to infuse $300-$700 billion to the global economy each year through trade liberalisation, which is one of the priority areas for the G20 leaders, says World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy . In an interaction with Nayanima Basu , he also says it is possible to technically agree to a deal by the set deadline of 2010-end. Edited excerpts: Did the leaders discuss a possible roadmap for the Doha Round of multilateral trade deal in the G20 summit in Canada? What consensus emerged out of the meeting? The issue of the Doha ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Aug 1, 2009 ... Jeff Faux, “Fast Track to Trade Deficits: Mushrooming Foreign Debt Begs for Strategic Pause before Approving New Agreements, EPI Issue Brief ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Previous Fast Track Trade Legislation and Agriculture ..... with Chile, where the United States has a growing agricultural trade deficit, and with ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FAST TRACK TO LOST JOBS. Trade deficits and manufacturing decline are the legacies of NAFTA and the WTO by Robert E. Scott ...
Aging population: good or bad for the economy? - Yahoo! Answers
Like we all know, the Chinese population is aging very fast (because obviously, the Chinese can only have 1 Children per couple?). Is this good or bad for the economy. We have all these people age people who dont work but still have to eat, and use resources; most of them would have retirement savings etc. So, i would think it would be good for the economy. But at the same time is bad for the economy because when the population shrinks, the economy shrinks as well. What do you think? --- Finance & Risk Management Consultant --- 21 years market experience (see bio/ add me to view post history) Asker's Rating: ...
WikiAnswers - What are the current economic issues in the Philippines
The Philippine economy seems comparatively well-equipped to weather the global financial crisis in the short term as a result of the efforts over the past few years to control the fiscal deficit, bring down debt ratios, and adopt internationally-accepted banking sector capital adequacy standards. The Philippine banking sector -- which comprises 80% of total financial system resources -- has limited direct exposure to distressed financial institutions overseas (i.e., $2 billion, less than 2 percent of aggregate banking system assets). Conservative regulatory policies, including the prohibition of investments in structured ...