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  • Obama's Fed drama

    Over the weekend, Larry Summers ended his quest to chair the Federal Reserve. At least, that's what we heard. But was it really "his" quest? Or was he drafted by former colleagues, mentors, supporters and friends, including President Obama? We do not...
  • Letters: Disappointed in the president

    Re "Obama's undiplomatic picks," Editorial, Feb. 13 It has been a crushing disappointment to this reader, who voted twice for Barack Obama, to follow instance after instance of our president's lack of insight, foresight or hindsight. But it isn't only...
  • Yellen goes to prison

    There is much to praise in President Obama's nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. She's a superbly qualified economist with an excellent eye for emerging trends. Yellen wasn't alone among Fed governors in predicting the coming...
  • Obama finds home where his prep-school gang is

    Politicians who rise to the pinnacle of their profession amass thousands of dear friends, valued colleagues and allies along the way. Close friends, not so much. Every office on Capitol Hill has its power wall of broad smiles and shoulder-squeezes as...
  • The housing market is still a drag on the economy--but why?

    The housing market is still a drag on the economy--but why?
    Housing has stood out as the sick man of the U.S. economy in bad times and better times. For all its work on economic stimulus in various forms, the Obama administration has never been able to get its hands around a solution for the housing crash. That'...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, one of the youngest billionaires ever

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, one of the youngest billionaires ever
    Sheryl Sandberg, at the age of 44, just became one of the youngest billionaires ever. Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, owns an estimated 12.3 million shares in the world’s most popular social networking website, shares that...
  • Obama defiende logros económicos pese a parálisis política en Washington

    Obama defiende logros económicos pese a parálisis política en Washington
    El presidente, Barack Obama, reconoció hoy las "legítimas" preocupaciones sobre los problemas de funcionamiento del sistema político, principalmente por los encontronazos entre demócratas y republicanos en el Congreso, pero defendió los progresos en la...
  • Robert B. Reich: Pragmatism, ideology and inequality in America

    The Washington Post called Chris Christie's huge gubernatorial victory a "clear signal in favor of pragmatic, as opposed to ideological, governance." But the mainstream media used a different adjective to describe Bill de Blasio, Election Day's other...
  • Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'

    Why both parties have lost interest in budget 'grand bargain'
    WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
  • Who will lead the Fed?

     Who will lead the Fed?
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has presided over what may be the Fed's most aggressive intervention in the U.S. economy ever, acquiring trillions of dollars worth of securities in a multiyear effort to revive the sluggish economy. With...
  • Letters: Larry Summers backs down

    Re "Summers ends bid to be Fed chief," Sept. 16 In his letter to President Obama withdrawing his name from consideration for chairman of the Federal Reserve, Lawrence H. Summers wrote that he "reluctantly concluded that any possible confirmation process...
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