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Default Risk Rises as Venezuelan Economy Nears Implosion

Venezuela’s rapid path to economic implosion is forcing bondholders and companies operating there to review their investment strategy. Last year several large US companies operating in Venezuela, including Coca Cola, […]

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Improving Fundamentals Drive Confidence in US Economy

Broad macroeconomic conditions in the US strengthened over the course of 2014, based on key fundamentals including GDP growth, gains in the labor market, and stronger consumer and business confidence. […]

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Is Big Pharma Charging Too Much for Immunizations?

On January 20, humanitarian-aid nongovernmental organization Doctors Without Borders asserted that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer are charging too much for the pneumococcal vaccine, which helps protect children from pneumonia, meningitis, […]

Greece Economy

Greece Spooks the Markets … Again

European economists and policymakers have been pondering what would happen if a member state left the currency bloc since the onset of the European Union (EU) sovereign-debt crisis in 2009. […]

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Five Countries That May Rule the Internet in 2015

As we roll into a new year, it’s a good time to take stock of where the Internet is headed. In November the number of people on the Internet passed […]

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Pesticide Regulations Disrupt Global Tea Trade, Producers Say

The world’s largest tea producers are pushing for more uniform international standards regulating pesticide residues on imported tea crops. Inconsistent food-safety standards can significantly increase the costs of R&D, monitoring, […]

Paris Protest

Terrorist Attacks Add to Woes of French Economy

Around 1.6 million people took over the streets of Paris on Sunday to mourn the 17 victims of a three-day-long terror attack carried out by three men with links to […]

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Cheap Oil: Who Benefits the Most?

Entire industrial verticals stand to gain worldwide in 2015 as the price of crude oil continues to slide since the OPEC meeting last November. Given that the International Energy Agency […]

Keystone Pipeline in Canada

Keystone Pipeline Bill Expected to Pass and Be Vetoed

A political “hot potato” for several years, a bill to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline is expected to pass in both US legislative chambers this week. And according to White […]

Walgreen Pharmacy

Walgreen Acquisition Caps Busy Year for Pharmacies

On December 31, 2014, top drugstore chain Walgreen rang in the New Year with a major deal in which it acquired the 55% of Europe’s leading drug wholesaler Alliance Boots […]