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  • College grads: With speakers as in life, at times you take what you can get

    On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...
  • Let the inquisition begin [Commentary]

    Let the inquisition begin [Commentary]
    "…You should see that obedient flock who at the mere sign from me will hasten to heap the hot cinders upon the stakes in which we shall burn you for coming to meddle with us." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Grand Inquisitor" parable within "The...
  • IMF, downgrading U.S. growth outlook, cautions investors about interest rates

    The International Monetary Fund sharply lowered its U.S. growth projection for the year and issued a cautionary note to investors: Don't be too confident about interest rates. Like others in the economic forecasting business, the IMF downgraded its U.S....
  • 5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 19 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars of wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...
  • Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...
  • IMF urges U.S. to repeal 'ill-designed' sequester cuts

    IMF urges U.S. to repeal 'ill-designed' sequester cuts
    WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged U.S. officials to scale back its automatic federal spending cuts, warning that they were "excessively rapid and ill-designed" and were hurting the nation's economic recovery "The sequester...
  • Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday

    Three things to watch for from the Fed and Bernanke on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference. He has to try to reassure investors, analysts and politicians that the central bank has a plan for...
  • Fed and other central banks urged to weigh impact of cuts

    As the Federal Reserve weighs an imminent cut in its extraordinary economic stimulus, many outside the United States are pleading with the Fed: "Would you consider the impact on us too?" That essentially was the message Friday from the head of the...
  • The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style

    It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde questioned by French judge

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde questioned by French judge
    PARIS -- Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was questioned by a judge Thursday over her role in a $366-million payout to a businessman supporter of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Lagarde appeared in a Paris court to...
  • Two new suspects arrested in British soldier's hacking death

    LONDON -- Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of two new suspects in the case of a young soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent terrorist attack. The new suspects, a man and a woman, both 29, were arrested on suspicion of...