An economist ponders the top question concerning those who control international capital flows.
The economic policy pendulum seems to be swinging away from laissez-faire to regulation.
Latest bombshells show the president in an increasingly vulnerable light.
Global stocks have pared their first weekly gain in about a month as traders assessed mixed corporate earnings.
US stocks have opened slightly lower Friday, but both Microsoft and McDonald's shares surged on solid earnings reports.
European stocks have held on to their biggest weekly gain in a month amid deal activity and mixed earnings reports.
Emerging market currencies and shares have fallen, trimming the biggest weekly gains in a month, after comments on quantitative easing sent the euro tumbling against the dollar.
Chinese stocks have been headed for a second weekly advance as signs of a stabilising economy outweighed concern about a weakening currency.
US stocks have finished a bit lower as oil prices retreated and disappointing earnings from Travelers and some other companies offset a strong report from American Express.
Cyber attacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States, according to analysts and company officials
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