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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2003 with 75 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2003 with 84 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2003 with 99 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2003 with 282 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2003 with 310 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2002 with 75 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2002 with 84 to follow.
By United Press International

The Bear's Lair: No consensus on consensus

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings last weekend were dominated by an overwhelming but largely unasked question: does the "Washington Consensus" work? The Washington Consensus may be irrelevant, as in Africa; partially effective, as in
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

A Blast from the Past

The USS Bonhomme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones and actually sinking at the time, defeated the British frigate HMS Serapis in a battle off the coast of Scotland on this day in 1779 during the American Revolutionary War. During the battle, the Briti
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2002 with 99 to follow. This is the first day of fall.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 23-29.
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Commentary: The economics of unpopularity

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- "I am grown as popular now as I was unpopular formerly," mourned Lord Castlereagh (Leader of the British House of Commons) in 1821, after an economic upturn had vindicated his government's polices, "But of the two, unpopularity is the more convenient and
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2002 with 282 to follow. This is Palm Sunday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2002 with 310 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

Argentina and fiscal responsibility

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund has asked Argentina to come up with its own economic plan, which it can then accept or reject. This is putting altogether too gr
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: Philosophy and failure

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The most important factor behind the Argentine collapse was the national philosophy, the "zeitgeist" if you want to be German about it, which caused a perennial
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: IMF --- Fix it or nix it

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Argentine collapse raises questions of the International Monetary Fund's responsibility for the disaster. Its policy recommendations were ostensibly value-n
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2001 with 75 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is Oct. 17.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2001 with 84 to follow.
By United Press International
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