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  • Military documents reflect deep suspicions among U.S. officials that Pakistan’s spy service has for years guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand.  The NYT reports.

  • CNBC Quiz: Counterfeit Goods Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    Counterfeiters have created an international, multi-billion-dollar industry by making cheap imitations of designer goods and selling them for a fraction of the price.

  • Fund Managers’ Profits Are Ripe for a New Tax Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 8:06 AM ET
    NY Governor David Paterson

    New York  lawmakers plan to enact a tax change that will treat much of the compensation earned by the fund managers who work in New York but live outside the state as ordinary income.

  • Former Blackwater Firm Gets Contract For Afghanistan Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    Controversial private security firm Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, is gearing up for a new mission in Afghanistan and new ownership.

  • McChrystal Is Summoned to Washington Over Remarks Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 9:07 AM ET
    US military commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal speaks during the White House daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.

    In a magazine article, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, was portrayed as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration, reports The New York Times.

  • Giving In on Trading, Bankers Turn to Other Losses Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Bankers have all but given up on defeating one of the most contentious provisions in the financial regulation bill  and are now focusing on battles like heading off a prohibition on derivatives trading, the New York Times reports.

  • A Few Steps Short on Jobs Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 12:19 PM ET
    Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    One of the political mysteries of the last year is why the White House and Congress have not been even more aggressive about trying to put people back to work. The NYT explains.

  • Your Investment in My Son Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 5:13 PM ET

    Wednesday night was Senior Awards Night at the high school where my son will be graduating next week. My son, like so many young men, was a late bloomer in terms of focus and achievement. But one thing he decided early on was that he wanted to be part of the United States Marine Corps. He has never lost sight of that goal.

  • Farrell: The Flotilla Raids—A Fatal Blow to Allies? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    The Israeli-Turkish alliance so abruptly shattered in the past few days may have been born of military necessity, but it was still real.

  • Farrell: Israel's New Troubles & Turkey's New Power Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

    With one action, Turkey now appears to be the defender of the Palestinians in Gaza, usurping the role that Iran has been trying to claim. Israel was trying to keep control of Gaza and will claim they were provoked and attacked first.

  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao walks with South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak.

    China’s premier Wen Jiabao said during a visit to Seoul on Friday that China would not protect whoever sank a South Korean warship in March, offering South Korea some encouragement that Beijing might not block moves to punish North Korea at the United Nations Security Council for killing 46 sailors.

  • In These Turbulent Times—'Lead Like Ike' Friday, 28 May 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    Eisenhower's decisions in the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge demonstrate two important points for all leaders: Don't panic, and grab opportunity.

  • Chinese Walk Tightrope over Links with Korea Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 3:10 AM ET
    Great Wall of China

    Wen Jiabao must be cursing the timing. China’s mild-mannered premier flies into Seoul on Friday for a summit with South Korea and Japan where he probably hoped to talk about booming trade ties. Instead, he will be put on the spot over North Korea.

  • Overweight and Obesity Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    Take our quiz and find out how much you know about one of the most serious public health problems in the nation.

  • Money Woes, Long Silences and a Zeal for Islam Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Faisal Shahzad

    Theirs was an arranged marriage: two well-educated children of prominent Pakistani families set up through a mutual friend. He was the quiet one; she was the one who laughed at parties.

  • Bill Drops Fund to Shut Failed Banks Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    Leaders of the Senate Banking Committee said that they agreed to limit the likelihood of a taxpayer bailout of big banks, but liberal Democrats said they would push for reducing the size of the nation’s biggest banks.

  • Recession Arbiters, Wary of Certifying an Upturn Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 7:57 AM ET
    Financial Crisis

    A committee of economists, charged with determining the official turning points in the nation’s business cycles, certifies the beginnings and ends of recessions. But this time, the evidence is not so easy to decipher, The New York Times reports.

  • Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    Turning the tables on a China-based computer espionage gang, Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored a spying operation for the past eight months, observing while the intruders pilfered classified and restricted documents from the highest levels of the Indian Defense Ministry.

  • Next Big Issue? Social Security Pops Up Again Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Now that landmark legislation overhauling the health insurance system is about to become law, addressing Social Security’s solvency could well become the next big thing for President Obama and Congressional Democrats.

  • Hr. Ms. Tromp

    These Somali pirates picked the wrong ship to hijack. Troops aboard the Dutch warship HNLMS Tromp fired warning shots Wednesday off the coast of East Africa as suspected Somali pirates in two small skiffs raced toward their warship, the EU Naval Force said.

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