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Analysis: The wages of science - I

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 10 (UPI) -- In the United States last month, Congress approved increases in the 2003 budgets of both the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. America is not alone in -- vainly -- trying to compensate for imploding capital markets and risk-av
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Global View: U.K.'s boom, doom and euro

As so often in the past, Britain stands alone, European but not Continental, drawn to that little old colony across the water by a common language (pace Mark Tw
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: 'Soft spot' to last as Fed fails

QUERETARO, Mexico, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- This was the tersest of terse U.S. Federal Reserve communiqués: a minimalist effort that aims to reassure. The Fed's statement Tuesday afternoon after its committee meeting on monetary policy pointed out no more than that interest rates were "accommodativ
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at Wednesday's top business stories.

The Bear's Lair: Britain-Apocalypse soon!

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The England Test cricket team has just blown the third successive Test Match in a five-match series, thus ensuring that the "Ashes" remain with Australia, as they have after all nine series since 1987. Since England's population is more than twice Austral
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

IMF stresses recovery, crisis prevention

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The communiqué of the IMF's Board of Governors following their meeting Saturday in Washington emphasized recovery, in advanced economies where "growth generally
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Commentary: Britain's old war with Europe

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England, July 8 (UPI) -- The world has changed. Cinemas, it appears, show advertisements nowadays that are not for films. In one of these advertisements in the past week in British cinemas a Hitler figure portrayed by a British comedian, Rik Mayall, says "Ein reich, ein volk, ein
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: Argentina sinks deeper into ruin

Argentine President Eduardo Duhalde, clinging to power since January, is losing his grip on leadership, with a new plan of swapping citizens' banking accounts for government bonds perhaps being the move that will send him spiraling into political oblivion
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Global View: US, not poverty, sets agenda

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Washington saw some of the world's most powerful people gather this weekend in the meeting rooms of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and U.S. Treasur
IAN CAMPBELL, Chief Economics Correspondent

World Bank pushes education; US absent

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- One hundred and twenty-five million children around the world never attend school. On Sunday, British, Dutch and Canadian ministers expressed their support for
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

IMF's Koehler stresses trade with aid

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Horst Koehler, the head of the International Monetary Fund, stressed the need to remember the importance of trade Saturday evening after Gordon Brown, the U.K.
IAN CAMPBELL, Chief Economics Correspondent

Analysis: New Labor aging rapidly

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- "Old Labor" governments in Britain put up middle class taxes, managed the economy badly, engaged in a weak foreign policy and lost elections. New Labor wins elections, engages in a relatively strong foreign policy, manages the economy well and keeps taxes
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Dow, Nasdaq end off in active trading

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market ended off in active trading Wednesday, pressured by some profit-taking as investors dige

Stocks mixed in fairly active trading

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were mixed in fairly active trading at midday Wednesday, pressured by some profit-taking

The Bear's Lair: Bear's Blair

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has led a charmed life since his accession to power May 1, 1997. He won reelection last year easily, has presided over an economy that, while it slowed in 2001, still posted the best performance in the G7 top world econo
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Row ensues over euro pact

BRUSSELS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Europe's single currency looks set for further falls as squabbling over the euro-zone stability pact between the European Commission and ministers of the 15 EU member states heightens.
CHRIS WHITE, United Press International

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The Bear's Lair: Digging the hole deeper

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Governments in the United States, Britain and Japan moved quickly following the Sept. 11 attacks to combat the recession that all three governments now recogniz
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