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Economy and Politics Archive

When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.

For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.

July 2014

Two Stocks to Profit as Corporate America Rushes Abroad

By - July 28, 2014

Corporate America’s profits – and yours – are under threat, as Obama tries to close this tax loophole. Here’s where to invest.

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Ultimate Big-Data Secret Found Under Mountain

By - July 21, 2014

Switzerland is the world's largest offshore financial center with $2 trillion in assets. But it doesn't just hide money.

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Drone Budget Uptick Unlocks Opportunity

By - July 14, 2014

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) just released its latest Global Peace Index. The news isn’t exactly uplifting.

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While in China, Merkel Addresses U.S. Double Agent

By - July 8, 2014

During a business-boosting trip in China, Angela Merkel faces hard, pressing questions about a potential U.S. double agent.

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Al Qaeda Splinter Group Declares Islamic “Caliphate”

By - July 1, 2014

Five years after Obama released the world’s most dangerous terrorist, his militant group, ISIL, is turning the Middle East into a caliphate.

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