Topic: David Francis
Gold doesn't pay interest or offer dividends, but investors have flocked to bullion in the last decade as stocks have tumbled. Is it the right time for you to buy gold?
07/06/2010 11:38 am
Readers write in about taxes, and progress Obama has made.
07/02/2010 03:26 pm
Defense expenditures amount to nearly 5 percent of US GDP -- well above the less than 2 percent of GDP spent by such allies as Canada, Germany and Britain. Analysts predict the US will have to cut military spending significantly in the next few years.
06/28/2010 03:27 pm
Without alternative supplies of energy to offset it, a decline in oil production would send shock waves through the world, rattling economies and politics alike.
06/21/2010 01:23 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel pushed to get the German parliament to approve last month's nearly $1 trillion bailout for Greece. Some economists argue that it would have been cheaper to let Greece default and then bailout European bank bondholders.
06/07/2010 11:29 am
The odds are rising that industrial nations will coordinate a substantial bank tax to reduce high budget deficits while shielding social programs.
06/02/2010 01:44 pm
Washington's bailout of Wall Street will likely cost far less than originally expected.
05/10/2010 11:15 am
President Obama is 'spreading the wealth,' that is, taxing the rich and redistributing the wealth. Good policy or heavy-handed intrusion?
05/03/2010 05:13 pm
On average, state workers make $39.66 an hour, have traditional pensions untouched by stock market moves, and are laid off at one-third the rate of private-sector workers. Considering concerns about the federal budget, are government jobs too cushy?
04/26/2010 06:03 pm
The US and other rich countries fund "death control" in many developing nations - efforts to reduce mortality from disease. It's time for them to fund birth control.
04/22/2010 11:37 am