The Guest Blog


  • Ignore gender...Larry Summers is the better choice Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    I welcome the long awaited opportunity for women to be in the most powerful jobs. But we shouldn't be making this choice for Fed chairman based on gender.

  • Keep pouring the economic sanctions on Iran Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani speaks to the press following a visit to the Khomeini mausoleum, in Tehran on June 16, 2013.

    The Iranian regime is in a corner and now has only two choices: cease its military nuclear program, or face more isolation and economic disaster.

  • Op-ed: Can we ignore the zombie economy? Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 3:26 PM ET
    Zombies from the AMC show "The Walking Dead"

    The American stock market continues to rally leaving investors to ask how is that possible given $14 trillion of debt in the United States?

  • Lawmaker defends 'essential' shipping law Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland

    Calls for the act's repeal have long been based on misleading and incomplete information, much of it from industries in direct competition with the U.S. maritime industry.

  • Prognosis: Healthy earnings for pharma, biotech Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks have outperformed markets this year, and with J&J's second-quarter earnings beat, investors may hope earnings will push stocks even higher.

  • Easy money, opiate of the U.S. economy: Morici Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Much like a drug addict, the U.S. economy is hooked on the Fed's easy money policies. And it has few prospects for genuine improvement.

  • From Snooki to Spitzer, a shortage of character Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City.

    From ill-behaved reality TV stars to tainted politicians, America has a problem. Here's why we need to restore our values from the top down.

  • No one is reading your emails? 10 tricks Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    No response to your email queries and reports? Try some of these tips for getting people to hit the "open" button.

  • Fed and Markets: Who Is Guiding Whom? Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:02 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Joint Economic Committee May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Markets want to see that the Fed knows what it is doing – and that it is in control, writes this economist.

  • How 'Forward Guidance' Will Impact Currencies Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:15 PM ET

    The ECB's and BOE's new usage of "forward guidance" is just the first in what's likely to be a series of steps from these central banks in the same direction.

  • Hey US-EU Trade Talkers...Make the Most of This Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    A top Fedex executive hopes that negotiators make the most out of simplifying the rules for the $5 trillion relationship between the US and Europe.

  • What Algeria Can Teach the US About Energy Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Former Governor of California and founding chair of the R20 initiative - Regions of Climate Action, Arnold Schwarzenegger attends a press conference with Algerian Minister of Planning and Environment, Amara Benyounes (not in picture) in Algiers on June 25, 2013.

    Can the U.S. learn about energy and water efficiency from the Middle East? Many regions of the Middle East have realized the potential of energy efficiency,

  • Why Putin Likes a Long Airport Stay for Snowden Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    The longer Russia can keep perpetuating the Snowden confusion, the better for them.

  • China's Reforms Need No 'Wrist Cutting' Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 9:29 PM ET

    The reform process China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang calls a "self-imposed revolution" does not have to "feel like cutting one's own wrist, writes Michael Ivanovitch.

  • Why Currency Isn't the Stock Price of Economy Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:18 PM ET

    Contrary to belief, a strong economy doesn't necessarily mean a strong currency, argues one forex trader.

  • Fed's QE Dance Isn't Over Yet: Farr Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    The Fed has a way to go in meeting its dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices, says investment adviser Mike Farr.

  • Summer Ticket Tactics: One Direction vs. Kid Rock Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Kid Rock

    The 2013 Summer Concert Season is officially underway... and there's another British invasion. And a clash over ticket pricing strategy.

  • Big Mistake Letting George Zimmer Loom Large: Pro Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Consultant Mike Berman points out the Men's Wearhouse board should have never let George Zimmer stay in the picture.

  • Rising Rates Are Not a Bad Rx for Pharma: Ryan Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:27 PM ET

    Independent of the debate on the Federal Reserve and interest rates, FTI Consulting's Barbara Ryan expects pharmaceutical and biotech stocks can continue to do well.

  • Why G-8 Let Trade Freeloaders Get Away Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 11:02 PM ET

    The G-8 failed to tackle growth-stifling trade imbalances in the world economy, with the U.S. unable to push surplus countries to boost domestic demand, writes Michael Ivanovitch.

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