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The Most Expensive Wars in U.S. History

By Alexander Kent, 247wallst,  Declared an official holiday in 1971, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives in [...]

Should we work forever?

At the World Bank, we have seen many colleagues who retired on a Friday only to come back as consultants [...]

Europe’s Best-Value Capital City

By Glynna Prentice, International Living, The Portuguese capital of Lisbon has a faded grace that is utterly enchanting. In the [...]

The ‘Grexit’ Issue and the Problem of Free Trade

By George Friedman, Stratfor, The Greek crisis is moving toward a climax. The issue is actually quite simple. The Greek [...]

NEW RULES COULD LET WEALTHY CHINESE INVEST UP TO $2M OVERSEAS

Individual Chinese citizens could soon be allowed to invest as much as $1 million to $2 million overseas without regulatory [...]

Mega-Treehouse is an Entire Apartment Building

Whoever designed this delightful apartment complex in Turin, Italy, really must have loved building tree houses in their backyard as a [...]

China’s Total Debt Load Equals 282% of GDP, Raising Economic Risks

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, WSJ Blog, China’s overall debt load has risen quickly since the global financial crisis. While [...]

These charts show you which countries own most of the United States’ foreign debt

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, US President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed 2016 budget last week, and from its plans for student [...]

The New Drivers of Europe’s Geopolitics

By George Friedman, Stratfor, For the past two weeks, I have focused on the growing fragmentation of Europe. Two weeks [...]

Gundlach’s Forecast for 2015

By Robert Huebscher, From Advisors Perspectives, Despite a fragile economic recovery – now threatened by falling oil prices – and [...]

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