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Iran nuclear deal to see $20 oil if Tehran floods crude market

Ending economic sanctions against Tehran could be a game changer for the oil markets<p>Flights to Tehran from Dubai have been crammed in recent months with Western executives flooding into the Iranian capital ahead of a potential lifting of economic sanctions.<p>Potentially one of the Middle East’s …

The planet won’t notice you recycle, and your vote doesn’t count

But you should do it anyway. The definitive guide to screaming at, coping with, and profiting from climate change<p>Your vote doesn’t count.<p>Put a group of economists in a room to debate the wisdom and virtue of individual action, and soon they’ll be debating the value of casting one’s vote: zero—in …

Greek Economic Reform Proposals Don't Make The Grade: Grexident Edges Closer

We’ve at least one report that the proposals that the Greek Government has put forward over economic reforms to unlock more aid have been found, well, not quite enough. The way that this is going is simply confirming my long held opinion that the most likely way of Greece defaulting and leaving the …

Europe

The U.S. economy is showing cracks

America's economy is starting to see cracks after closing out 2014 with Superman strength.<p>The U.S. job market had its best year of gains last year since 1999, and economic activity hit a whopping 5% in the third quarter -- the best quarter since 2003.<p>Three months later, the U.S. economy is looking …

Economy

What would Paul Krugman do: Imagining the plan which defeats the ultra-rich

Obama had too much faith in the system to change it. Fighting income inequality requires this braver approach<p>In September of 2011 Occupy Wall Street lit a match to a movement. Today that movement is known for what it did and didn’t do. Occupy connected income inequality to political corruption and …

Here's your complete preview of this week's big economic events

It's also jobs week. On Friday, we'll get the March US employment situation report. Economists expect it to confirm what we already know: job growth is healthy as the unemployment rate continues to fall.<p>However, if you were only focused on the labor market, then you probably wouldn't have guessed …

Markets

French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses

PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. The …

North Africa

French local elections: Hollande left bruised as Sarkozy and Le Pen triumph

Front National’s strong gains mark turning point for far right in expanding grassroots presence, while win for Sarkozy prefigures likely presidential run<p>The French right has made large gains in the country’s local elections, handing President François Hollande’s ruling Socialist party its third …

What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal

A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.<p>I’m in Berlin, not Lausanne, and I haven’t spoken to anyone associated with the Iran nuclear negotiations in more than a week. Though …

South Asia