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  • U.S. President Barack Obama listens to question on the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

    Why Obama Needs to Get His Big Trade Deal Done Right Now

    President Obama got his Trade Promotion Authority last month. Now he needs a trade deal to bring before Congress, and he needs it soon.

  • Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari rides on the motorcade while inspecting the guard of honour at Eagle Square in Abuja

    This African Nation Will Be Bigger than the U.S. by 2050

    By Robert Ferris, CNBC

    The Earth will be quite a bit more crowded in 2050—with nearly 2.5 billion more people than now. A report released Wednesday by the United Nations projects the global population rising to more than 9...

  • A man walks past a screen displaying a logo of Volkswagen at an event in New Delhi, India, June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

    The Car World Has a New No. 1

    By Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi, Reuters

    Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half year, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target. But staying on top will be a challenge for...

  • 5 Reasons Gold Is Falling

    By Michael Rainey

    As the price of gold continues to tumble, even the gold bulls are having second thoughts about their precious metal. Gold was selling for $1,108 an ounce in New York on Monday, down 2 percent on the...

  • Cuba's President Raul Castro stands with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama before the inauguration of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City

    As Embassies Reopen, Don’t Expect Economic Miracles in Cuba

    By Katy Barnato, CNBC

    As the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. reopens on Monday after a 54-year gap, analysts said that easing relations with the U.S. could provide "limited" commercial benefit for the communist nation...

  • Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015.  REUTERS/TIMA

    Oil Markets Have Nothing to Fear from Iran

    By Andy Tully, Oilprice.com

    Don’t expect a sudden surge in oil on the world market now that Iran and six world powers have agreed on a deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear program and lift years of crippling sanctions. Bijan Namdar...

  • Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (back C) attend an euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

    IMF to Greek Creditors: This Won’t Work

    The seemingly endless wrangling over Greece’s massive debt crisis took an unexpected turn late Tuesday when the International Monetary Fund leaked a staff-written analysis of the bailout plan that...

  • Wall Street Knows Greek Debt Drama Is Far from Over

    Stocks soared in ebullient fashion on Monday as an 11th hour deal between Greece and its European creditors was finally hammered out after three weeks of brinksmanship. The deal amounts to a full...

  • The Pope on Capitalism: Let’s Talk About It

    By PHILIP PULLELLA, Reuters

    Pope Francis acknowledged on Monday he had neglected problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism. Francis,...

  • "No" supporters celebrate referendum results on a street in central in Athens

    5 Surprising Facts About the Greek Economy

    By Colin Rowat, The Conversation

    It is widely accepted that the Greek bailout and austerity package has led to wealth flowing from Greece to its European creditors, benefiting foreign banks at the expense of Greeks that its debt is...

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