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The Germans Are Making The Same Huge Mistake Bill Clinton Made

The paper is a must-read because the Angela Merkel-led German government, which is also running surpluses, appears to be taking the same set of macroeconomic steps.<p>Behind it all, however, was the desire of those savers to get access to assets that were considered "safe." Traditionally, this role is …

What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?

The story of one spy’s last-ditch effort to stop a war<p>Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Osmani, the Taliban’s military leader for southern Afghanistan, sat stolidly, his great bulk sup­ported in an overstuffed chair to my left. It was October 2, 2001, and events had been hurtling forward since the terrorist …

Afghanistan

The States People Are Fleeing

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for New York and Illinois. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

New Jersey

US, Iran hold 'substantive' talks to hasten nuclear deal

State Department officials said the talks with Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif had ended about 6:00pm (1700 GMT) after about five hours.<p>But 90 minutes later the two men were set to hold another surprise meeting at an upscale Geneva hotel, a senior State Department official …

Oil Is Ripping Higher

Oil is ripping higher.<p>Near 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude was up more than 5% to around $48.50 a barrel, its highest price this week.<p>The price of oil is spiking as the stock market is moving off its lows of the day. The violent move higher in oil comes just hours …