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  • Protect your portfolio from inflation

    The Federal Reserve recently announced that it would engage in its third round of "quantitative easing" by purchasing $40 billion per month of mortgage-backed securities to spur economic growth and help reduce unemployment. Whether or not the plan will...
  • What do proposed Social Security changes mean to me?

    There's nothing like proposed changes to Social Security limits to get readers of this column going. After President Obama released his fiscal 2014 budget, a number of you wrote in asking, "What will this mean to me?" Well, let's start with a quick...
  • The Golden Rule

    Gold just completed its worst quarter since the start of modern gold trading in the '70s. The yellow metal tumbled 23 percent on the quarter to $1,223 an ounce and closed out the first half of the year down 30 percent. I wouldn't normally write about...
  • Fiction and fantasy in finance: What's to become of the euro?

    PARIS -- The American rating agency Standard and Poor's warned 15 European nations on Monday, including Germany and France, that unless they solve their currency problems this week, to the satisfaction of S&P, a business corporation, this company will...
  • Euro must have reform, not Americanization

    PARIS -- More than two decades ago, the Delors plan for European currency union was initially proposed. Some of us asked whether eight, 12 or 15 different European economies, with their distinct budgets (and budget priorities), fiscal situations and...
  • Siena conference further evidence of stalemated euro zone

    SIENA, ITALY -- The European Union is at risk of being destroyed by the euro. The credit crisis founded upon the swindle by Wall Street that was retailed to Europe's banks has created divisions in Europe which are undermining what was supposed to be...
  • Would a stronger European federation even help?

    PARIS -- The belief widely held is that enlarged federalism is the appropriate response to the economic crisis provoked by the Wall Street credit crash. Why? Fundamental to the crisis is the degree of federation it already has. Seventeen economically...
  • Elections could shift EU away from austerity, but should they?

    PARIS -- The weekend elections in France and Greece seem widely to have been taken, at least on the European and American left, as a solution to the great European economic crisis. The Greeks will hold another election, which a leftist coalition may...
  • A right and proper death of the euro

    PARIS -- When the proposal was initially made for a common European currency, it seemed to this writer to be a good idea, with the flaw that it wouldn't work. Although inexpert in economics (being a product of the age of arithmetic), it struck me as an...
  • Can the EU be saved?

    PARIS -- It is not simply the euro zone that is threatened by the dramatic economic discrepancies that now exist among its members, as well as the large indebtedness gap that exists between the southern members of the zone and the German-led bloc of...
  • Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts

    Portrait studios suddenly close in Sears, some Wal-Marts
    Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business. The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...